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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Financial analyst / Senior Financial analyst This is a temporary/contract position based in Houston. Our client is looking for a financial analyst or senior financial analyst to come on as soon as possible. Big 4 experience is preferred but not essential, as well as coming from the Oil field services or manufacturing industry, again this is preferred but not essential. Position Summary: You are...
Johnson Health Tech is currently seeking a Financial Analyst or a Senior Financial Analyst to join our team in Cottage Grove, WI. Reporting to the Manager of Planning, Forecasting & Reporting in the Finance department, this position provides and supports the financial forecasting, planning and analysis needs of the business. This is a non-supervisory role. Qualifications Education: Minimum 4-ye...
Verisign operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains that today include .com, .net, .tv, .edu, .gov, .jobs, .name and .cc, as well as two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Verisign's product suite also includes Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services, iDefense Security Intelligence Services and Managed DNS. Purpose The Sr Financial Analyst develops an...
About Equinix, Inc. Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance by connecting companies to their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers. More than 4,500 of the world's most demanding customers trust us to provide a place where they can run their mission-critical applications and grow their businesses. Our dream is to int...
This position is responsible for the optimization of the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Route Accounting function of Strategic Brand Minute Maid. This will be accomplished by focusing on front end execution. The successful candidate must be able to support and accurately maintain all Minute Maid billing processed within the SAP P08 system. This position will also be in charge of anal...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Houston, TX who can compile and provide financial and operational analysis. Duties: Identify variances and trends and provide detailed explanations to management Produce custom reports Prepare cost-volume-profit analysis reporting for key projects within the business unit areas Compile monthly exec...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst for their Washington, DC location. Coordinates financial/accounting operations, including overall financial monitoring and support/guidance to Country Office and project staff, to ensure the fiscal well being of the projects Provides financial management, conducts analyses of financial data, provides budget analysis for project funds, ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst in Herndon, VA. The Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting. This position prepares and reviews a variety of complex financial data and reports. The role monitors trends in order to formulate strategies and provide insight to key executive stakeholders. Builds, updates and mai...
The position of Financial Analyst/Accountant will play a key role in HTA’s quarter-end close and the related financial reporting process, as well as budgeting & forecasting process. This position will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring reporting deliverables from multiple international subsidiaries (i.e., Canada, Mexico, Israel & Ireland). Japanese bilingual (read, write and speak) and...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Financial Analyst to join their team in South San Francisco, CA through May 2015. This consultant will be responsible for: Supporting Project Owners and Financial Analysts with tracking and coordinating Purchase Orders and providing necessary updates of the status of the contracts/Statements of Work and POs Support in setting up Purchase Orders o...
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is a not-for-profit, community-based multispecialty group practice of medicine. PAMF patients are cared for by the more than 1,000 physicians from the four historic medical groups affiliated with PAMF: Camino, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz and Mills-Peninsula. PAMF provides care to patients at its clinics and medical centers throughout Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clar...
Position Description: Identifies high potential areas of growth, improved profitability, or efficiency gains to target for evaluation. Provides input for prioritizing efforts. Takes initiative and works independently to conduct special studies to analyze complex financial data; prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control, or action plans to achieve growth, improved profitability, or ...
Description: Our finance professionals at UnitedHealth Group are engaged in the important work of making health care more affordable, simpler and easier for people to access. Now, more than ever we need finance and accounting professionals like you with the financial skills and discipline to help us achieve this goal. As a Senior Financial Analyst you'll impact millions of lives. You will collabo...
BASIC PURPOSE OF POSITION: The potential candidate will report directly to the Manager of SEC Reporting within the Financial Reporting Group and will perform accounting for the following; stock-based compensation and asset retirement obligations. Additionally, the candidate will prepare various accounting schedules summarizing and analyzing asset retirement obligations as well as stock-based comp...
We are currently assisting a long-term client, a global fortune 500 company in their search for two Financial Analysts (Staff level and Senior Financial Analyst level) to join their growing team. This is a management development position intended to identify and develop high-potential individuals who will play a leadership role in the future. This is a great opportunity to join a world class orga...
Sales Senior Financial Analyst - San Francisco, CA Salary: $85K – $110K, plus bonus Job Description: In this position, you will work closely with all levels of the sales organization to maximize revenue opportunities and to increase business productivity. You will prepare the annual budget and monthly outlooks for the market, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysi...
Junior Financial Analyst Advanced excel, analytical and math skills needed for analysis of sales data, promotional pricing and rebate calculations to key clients. Required for the Junior Financial Analyst Job in Concord: Excel Advanced user with V look ups, pivots, IF, SUM, large data sets 10,000 plus, strong math aptitude, ability to read contract terms and work with the sales team to clarify co...
Our global publicly traded Energy client is searching for a Sr. Financial Analyst with at least 6 years of experience in Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and an MBA. The qualified candidate needs to be able to interpret large amounts of data resulting in important and useful information regarding goals for the group. This is not an accounting role! This role reports to the Director of FP...
Our global publicly traded Energy client is searching for a Sr. Financial Analyst with at least 6 years of experience in Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and an MBA. The qualified candidate needs to be able to interpret large amounts of data resulting in important and useful information regarding goals for the group. This is not an accounting role! This role reports to the Director of FP...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Financial Analyst to join their team in Silver Spring, MD. Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for reading and understanding complex distribution agreements and accurately setting them up in the billing / accounting system Review, comprehend and effectively discuss complex terms and conditions in distribution agreements and related documents (t...

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Sr. Financial Analyst

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