Financial Analyst Financial Services

Financial Analyst Job Description

Financial analysts must have the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization since they can be highly visible and interact daily with executive management, project team leaders, sales managers and financial professionals. A thorough knowledge of general accounting procedures, reporting and expense analysis, and journal posting is required. A bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance is required; an MBA is preferred. A professional certification such as a CPA or CFA is a plus. A minimum of five to 10 years of experience in the banking industry is required, as are excellent technology skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and other financial software.

Typical financial analyst duties:

Analyzing new and existing product lines, promotion spending and service segment costs of the organizationPreparing profit and loss models, balance sheets and other management reports, using Microsoft Excel to forecast financial outcomesMaintaining confidential financial informationPerforming budgeting variance and forecasting analysis for various levels of management

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Salary for Financial Analyst Financial Services
70750 - 98750
25th percentile
70750
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
89750
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
98750
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
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