Financial Analyst Jobs

Financial Analyst Overview


Financial Analysts are the professionals who provide advice and guidance to individuals and businesses looking to make sound investment decisions. They study and evaluate economic and business trends for bonds, stocks and other types of investments and assist in creating investment portfolios. Financial analysts have opportunities in different work settings, including hedge funds, mutual funds, nonprofit organizations, banks, insurance companies and securities firms. Due to the global landscape of investing today, many financial analysts specialize in a country or region, and these professionals can take on the role of a fund manager, portfolio manager, risk analyst or ratings analyst.

Becoming a Financial Analyst


Financial analysts are required to have a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of study: finance, accounting, engineering, economics or statistics. Additionally, most employers will require a master’s degree in business administration or finance for advanced positions. Certifications, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the CFA Institute, may also improve the chances of advancement in the field.

Financial Analyst Job Outlook


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for financial analyst jobs is projected to grow 16 percent through 2022. The need for in-depth knowledge of global regions, the increase of financial products available and the complexity of investment portfolios are several factors that lead to the strong employment growth in this area. In addition, the growth of emerging markets on a global basis is expanding, and financial expertise is needed in specific geographic regions.

Financial Analyst Salaries


The BLS reports that the average annual wage for financial analyst jobs in May 2012 was $76,950. The upper 10 percent earned more than $148,430, and the lowest 10 percent earned less than $47,130. Top five fields employing financial analysts are financial investment, financial management, science and technology, insurance and credit intermediation.
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Senior Accountant / Financial Analyst - PE We are seeking a motivated and detail oriented Senior Accountant / Financial Analyst for our Private Equity firm. Company manages a wide variety of investment funds including, special opportunities funds and a credit arbitrage hedge fund, investing in a wide variety of securities, including high-yield bonds, stressed/distressed debt, mezzanine debt, lever...
ASRC Federal Primus, a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is currently seeking a Financial Analyst at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center, located on Plum Island, NY. (1.5 nautical miles off North Fork of Long Island & 6 nautical miles off coast of Old Saybrook, CT). Marine transportation furnished. Summary: Provide technical support and financial expertise to Earned Value Mana...
Senior Financial Analyst - PROJECTS Senior Financial Analyst - NEW OPPORTUNITY - VALUATION PROJECTS Job Description: We are recruiting for a Senior Financial Analyst to focus on a variety of VALUATION PROJECTS. This position has high visibility! Responsibilities: Analyze companies’ industry positioning and financial performance, including operational performance; evaluate productivity, efficiency...
About Us: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide. Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: To produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to the professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the h...
Senior Financial Analyst, Compliance SUMMARY Curtiss-Wright is recruting for future opportunities in finance! The Senior Financial Analyst – Compliance is responsible for providing financial analysis, support and control. Under general direction, works to ensure compliance with government laws, policies and procedures and performs internal operations reviews as necessary to ensure continued compli...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Tampa, Florida (FL). This positions daily responsibilities include reconciling foreign and USD cash for derivative settlements, pay/receive reconciliations, and system reconciliations and as part of the Derivatives Accounting and Reporting team. On a monthly basis, the position is responsible for booking GAAP entries as part of the clo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client located in Downtown Denver, Colorado (CO) is looking for a Financial Reporting Analyst to join their team. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in accounting Must have strong GAAP knowledge Attention to detail while maintaining visibility of the big picture Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills is desired as well Experience with real estate acc...
The Financial Analyst - Hydratight role is an integral part of the Actuant finance team and is involved in many cross departmental/functional initiatives of the Company. This role is a key driver of the financial close process (preparing reconciliations, analyzing account activity and recording monthly journal entries), works closely with team members of the treasury, income tax, operations, share...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in San Francisco, California (CA) to provide support for month-end close and monthly invoicing activities. Manages month-end close activities for the program which includes: Creation of month-end deliverables calendar Coordination of month-end inputs from AP, FP&A and other areas Chargeback and cost allocation activities Consolidation of...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst for their Fremont, OH location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. Job Duties: Support month end closing process including: close and balance AR sub ledgers, preparation of journal entries Prepare monthly account analysis with explanations of trends Prepare monthly Corporate reporting as required Monit...
Senior Analyst - Consulting (Financial Ops) Are you interested in Advisory / Business Consulting for Fortune 2000 companies? If so. .we are recruiting for smart, motivated and "business savvy" audit, financial and accounting professionals that are seeking a new challenge in their professional career. We offer prospective candidates the opportunity to use their experience / skills from public & cor...
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The financial analyst supports the supply chain team. The role requires engagement at an operational level to perform specific tasks and at a strategic level to help develop process improvements. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Support and effect payments ; correct process errors and drive improvement. Maintain and test SOX procedures. Track operational metrics and help drive solutions. Develop...
Senior Budget/Financial Analyst - Not For Profit Major not for profit organization located in Ardsley, New York is currently seeking a qualified individual with a finance or related degree and 5+ years experience in: Annual budgeting Profitability analysis Business planning Financial analysis/reporting CV Management Services Contract Management Special projects Immediate Interview Top Bonus and Be...
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Financial Analyst will work with various managers, including the CEO to provide analytical support and perform special projects as needed to help improve the evaluation of an investment. The Financial Analyst will have a unique opportunity to understand operations from the perspective of a senior executive, and to act as an internal consultant in key strategy decisions. MINIMU...
A well-known and respected healthcare organization is seeking a Financial Analyst to join their team. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Participate in, and may lead aspects of, the monthly close process which includes reconciliation of internal accounts, comparing actual performance to latest financial outlook, preparing revenue and expense accruals, and reviewing accuracy of revenue, gross margin and expense i...
Business Analyst - Must have strong system skills including advanced Excel Our client is located in Irving and is looking for a Business Analyst to join their team. Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Business Analyst will provide consolidation and analysis of data; support various processes, including budgeting, and forecasting. Duties and Responsibilities: § Modify and maintain complex budget...
A cutting edge health company in Clinton, NJ is currently hiring for a Sr. Financial Analyst job. The ideal candidate will have at least four years in FP&A with a manufacturing or pharmaceutical company. Cost accounting experience as well as A CPA and/or MBA are strongly preferred. The company offers excellent work environment, cutting edge technology as well as work-life balance and strong tenure...
A cutting edge health company in Washington, NJ is currently hiring for a Sr. Financial Analyst job. The ideal candidate will have at least four years in FP&A with a manufacturing or pharmaceutical company. Cost accounting experience as well as A CPA and/or MBA are strongly preferred. The company offers excellent work environment, cutting edge technology as well as work-life balance and strong ten...
Under the supervision of the Manager of Finance, this position provides support services to the Agency in the area of financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting. In addition, maintains general ledger accounts, reconciles financial data, journalizes sub-ledger transactions, journalizes and reconciles fixed assets, coordinates month-end closing process, and performs other duties as assigned. Min...

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Sr. Financial Analyst

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$58,970.00 - $112,500.00
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Master's
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Bachelor's
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