If you are asked the Why Do You Want to be a Financial Analyst interview question there are several points you should cover, includding: (1) you like dealing with numbers, (2) you enjoy researching and anlayzing information, (3) you have a high attention to detail, (4) you’re interested in assessing companies’ performance, (5) you like both granular details and high level strategy, (6) you want to create value for businesses by improving their operations, (7) you enjoy creating charts, graphs and generating reports.
Below is a break down of subject weightings in the FMVA™ financial analyst program. As you can see there is a heavy focus on financial modeling, finance, Excel, business valuation, budgeting/forecasting, PowerPoint presentations, accounting and business strategy.
A well rounded financial analyst possesses all of the above skills!
CFI is the global institution behind the financial modeling and valuation analyst FMVA™ Designation. CFI is on a mission to enable anyone to be a great financial analyst and have a great career path. In order to help you advance your career, CFI has compiled many resources to assist you along the path.
In order to become a great financial analyst, here are some more questions and answers for you to discover: