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.
A Kforce client, a world class medical technology company in Mahwah, New Jersey (NJ) is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst for one of their company's fastest growing divisions. Responsibilities: Perform financial reporting Prepare budgets, projections, and variance analysis Manage foreign currency on inventory Calculate accruals Participate in the month-end close functions Calculate monthly perfor...
Our local St. Louis client is hiring for a Financial Analyst. Responsiblies will include tracking all financial aspects of operation including budget, payroll, purchasing, forecasting and strategy. Create and improve budgeting, analysis processes. Prepare and present annual budget to team of executives. Monitor the organizations banking activites and assist in daily accounting activities. Bachelor...
A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in St. Louis, MO. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of experience. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to Performing analysis and reviewing forecasts Assist with the preparation of the quarterly business unit review Providing support for group including reporting and benchmarking for new models Bachelor's degree in Financ...
Our client is seeking a Financial / Fraud Risk Analysts in Woodland Hills, California (CA). The person in this role must know how to assess profit/loss, balance sheets and do full financial risk reviews on small businesses and merchants. They should be able to establish financial worthiness for businesses and are able to assess risk/fraud factors. Responsibilities: Performs credit analysis, evalua...
Our client is seeking a Business Analyst in Aurora, Colorado (CO) Duties: Prepares and/or monitors data submission and SOX controls to ensure completeness and accuracy of data submission. Prepares more complex trend and data analysis reports. May be accountable for the coordination, compilation and distribution of financial data. Performs analysis upon identification of variances and prepares summ...
Our local St. Louis, MO (Missouri) client is hiring an IT Financial Analyst. The ideal candidate will have experience from a technical perspective with strong due diligence, forecasting, budgeting, and IT financial analysis. Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance is required. The ideal candidate will have a public accounting background with 7-10 years of experience. Will have...
Kforce has a great opportunity with a centrally located Saint Louis, Missouri (MO) client with a large organization. They have a Financial Analyst position that is open due to their growth!! Responsibilities: Financial planning, forecasting, business unit support; and providing business analytics and project support for the executive group. Provide support for development of business plans and bud...
Our local St. Louis, Missouri (MO) client is hiring to fill a Healthcare Financial Analyst position. This position will be responsible for month-end close procedures, budgeting activities, forecasting and analysis. Responsibilities may include: Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports Track expenses and revenues vs. budget and reforecast and analyze fluctuations Prepare monthly con...
A world class technology company in Ramsey, NJ This firm offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. This firm was named to Fortuneâ€™s â€œTop 100 Companies to Work Forâ€. for the third straight year and a Gallup Great Workplace in 2013. T...
Our local St. Louis, MO client is hiring for an experience Senior Financial Analyst. You will report financial status by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts, and reports. Will also be responsible for creating and distributing budgeting instructions, compiling and analyzes all departmental budgets, produces, and reviews. Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting. Minimum 2-3 years o...
A world class health care company is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst - Revenue Recognition and Analytics in Madison, New Jersey (NJ). Roles: Full ownership and responsibility for the valuation and recording of all revenue and associated receivable (approx. $6.8B revenue and $3.0B reserves in 2012) and the related accuracy and integrity of the reported numbers Ownership and responsibility for th...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Mahwah, New Jersey (NJ). Job Summary: Support the business initiatives of the business unit (e.g., Marketing, Research & Development) by providing financial insight, analysis and perspective. Responsibilities: Analyze departmental expenses Prepare monthly projections Assist in the annual budgeting process Provide analytical explanation of actual to budg...
Our client in St. Louis, Missouri has an opportunity to work within a highly-motivated team as a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst. Responsibilities include preparation of annual budget, quarterly forecasts, month end closing process, and monthly financial statements. Responsibilities May Also Include: Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports Track expenses and revenues vs. budget...
A world class technology company in Mahwah, New Jersey (NJ) is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst for their company's fastest growing divisions. This position is responsible for calculating and forecasting commissions. Responsibilities: Analyze trends; maintain liabilities for future commission payments Create and maintain the P/Ls for the forty sales locations and partner with Field Finance Manag...
Kforce is currently assisting a North Austin area client in the search for a qualified Sr. Financial Analyst for an immediate need. Duties and responsibilities will include: Assist in the development of the annual operating budget, quarterly estimates and monthly performance reports for the division Coordinate the completion of the annual capital budget and adhere to the corporate reporting requir...
A world class publicly health care company in Lyndhurst NJ seeks a Sr. Financial Analyst â€“ Infrastructure & Administration. Job Description: The Sr. Financial Analyst â€“ Infrastructure / ADM supports the IT Finance Manager in providing the IT Senior Leadership team with high quality analytics and financial support for the Infrastructure and Application Development functions. The responsibilitie...
Our local St. Louis, Missouri (MO) client is hiring to fill a Financial Analyst position. This position will be performing cost analysis, budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis for assigned divisions and cost centers. The ideal candidate will have a public accounting background with 5 - 7 years of experience. Will have strong Oracle, Hyperion, Appito and advanced Excel. Qualifications: A Bac...
We are assisting our growing San Antonio, TX client in recruiting a Financial Analyst or Director of Financial Analysis. This is an incredible opportunity with a growing company! Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required. Masterâ€™s degree a plus. 3+ years of full-time analytic / strategic corporate finance role 3 + years of multi-unit restaurant industry experience in financial analysis...
A 1 Billion plus technology company based on Long Island seeks a Financial Analyst to responsible for the consolidation of the Company's business units; assist in the preparation of financial information included in the Company's internal and external reporting including external financial statements and footnotes, SEC filings on Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs, Management Discussion and Analysis, Proxy St...
Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY to get into one of the top international corporations in the world. Great comp and benefits. Nice work/life balance Position Responsibilities: Perform controls testing within US standards, working within SOX scope. Deliver high quality testing documentation on schedule, within budgeted time Identify and escalate potenti...
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