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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QSI Inc. /NextGen Healthcare builds software that improves patient care and reduces healthcare costs. Now we’re bringing the best of the cloud, social media, and mobile to healthcare. Come build the future with us!. Please visit our website at: www.nextgen.com Our Business Analyst – Financial will develop detailed specifications and business requirements for hospital financial management systems d...
American Dairyco's corporate headquarters is located in beautiful Nocatee. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fluid start-up department. The primary responsibility for this position is to provide financial analysis support for the company generally and the Operations area specifically. The Financial Analyst plays a key role in providing support relative to analyzing company performance, capital...
Financial Analyst - Corporate A large, publicly traded, global company is looking for a bright junior level Financial Analyst for their Corporate FP&A team. The financial analyst will have involvement in both the accounting and FP&A for this company's corporate function. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of relevant corporate experience. Desired profiles, and backgrounds, include candidates with c...
ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments company, powers electronic payments and banking for more than 5,000 financial institutions, retailers, billers and processors around the world. ACI software processes $13 trillion in payments and securities transactions for more than 250 of the leading global retailers, and 21 of the world’s 25 largest banks. Through our comprehensive suite of software product...
Senior Financial Analyst - Strategy/FP&A Publicly traded company in the health services industry with $1B in revenue located just outside of Boston is seeking a smart, motivated Finance professional to add to their growing organization. This person will play an integral role in providing the analytical support needed for emerging lines of business. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of experi...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63102
Company Description Zoltek Companies, Inc. is a world leader in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of industrial grade carbon fiber. Our mission is to lead the commercialization of carbon fiber through our development of a price-competitive, high-performance reinforcement for composites used in a broad range of commercial products. Our target markets include wind energy, autom...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri (MO). Job Summary: This individual will be responsible for pulling data that ultimately ties to low profit margin and relaying that information to the financial analyst based in the UK. Daily customer contract review to determine if pricing is conducive to costs of goods/services - specifically pertaining to shipment costs. Data wi...
Kforce is actively recruiting for a Senior Financial Planning Analyst for a long-term contract opportunity in Irvine, CA. Job Description: Lead strategic analysis and other special projects directly with senior business leaders Analyze key statistics; present financial information to Boards of Directors and senior executives; and create financial forecasts, budgets, and modeling The work of this r...
The Financial Analyst in Westbrook, Maine (ME) will interact with multiple managers and lines of businesses and provide consistent, accurate and quality analyses as required in monthly and quarterly closings, forecasting/budgeting, and internal reporting. In addition, a significant portion of the role will involve special project support where often the team member is the primary financial contact...
A local St. Louis, MO client is hiring for an experience Senior Financial Analyst, Hyperion. The responsibilities for this position will include: Support all system implementations, enhancements and upgrades. Provide functional and technical application support and conduct business process analysis and process improvement activities. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. 4+ years of financia...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in El Segundo, California (CA). Responsibilities: Develops, interprets and implements financial concepts for financial planning and control. Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements and...
Our client is seeking a Senior/Lead Financial Analyst in El Dorado Hills, CA. Summary: This role will be responsible for tracking and reporting administrative expense and capital supporting SA projects, as well as financial project tracking. This position reports to the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager. Responsibilities: Work with internal customers to provide information, respond to question...
Our oil and gas client is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team located in Northwest Houston, (TX). This role will be responsible for in depth analysis, internal controls, forecasting, and ensuring the integrity of the company financial reporting. This position will report to the Financial Reporting Manager. Job Responsibilities: Provide analytics for financial and operational aspe...
A Kforce client is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst in St. Louis, MO. This person will be responsible for financial modeling, scenario planning, product estimations, and forecasts. Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance A CPA is preferred Any relevant education or training will be considered a plus. If you meet these criteria and are interested in the position, th...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA). Responsibilities: Assist in developing the annual operating plan, and provide analytics to measure performance against that plan Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports and analysis Coordinate to assemble and efficiently communicate relevant operations performance data and analysis Help manage applicable financial...
Kforce client is looking for a PeopleSoft Functional Financial Analyst to join their Consulting Practice. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in Treasury and Cash Management modules. Experience in implementation, upgrades and migration projects. This person must be open to 100% travel Main clients are located on the West Coast. Responsibilities Include Consults with clients to ascer...
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst - Senior in Foster City, California (CA). Responsibilities: Conduct Cost Center variance analysis for labor and non-labor expenses as reflected in Hyperion and Financial Tools. Support month end close activities such as Receiving - Track Purchase Orders and Receiving in Oracle Purchasing and determine appropriate month-end accruals Tracking of Open PO's to...
Position Description: Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in the United States, has an immediate opening for a Financial Analyst. This position will be located at our fabricating plant in Crestline, OH. We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Assist in...
Senior Financial Analyst Job with SAP Job in Atlanta, GA Looking for Senior Financial Analyst with SAP to fill a permanent opportunity in Atlanta, GA. Candidate should have around 3-5 years of experience. MUST HAVE SAP! The salary range for this position is $70-75K. This is a development position, great opportunity for growth and exposure to all lines of business! This is a traditional Senior Fina...
Parker & Lynch is conducting a search for a Sr. External Reporting Analyst job in Troy, MI. You should have at least four years' experience working with publicly traded companies. In this position you will work directly with upper management in a fast paced environment. You can also expect to be exposed to multiple groups across the company. Responsibilities of the Senior External Reporting Analys...
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