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.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is working with a top client in Windsor Mill, MD on a Staff Account / Financial Analyst position. The Staff Account / Financial Analyst will provide top level visibility and opportunities for growth. In this role you will be reviewing consolidated financial statements and assisting with the reporting. This company provides work life balance and tremendous benefits. REQUIRE...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our growing client is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join their team in Laurel, Maryland (MD). This position provides high visibility through senior and executive management. Responsibilities: Support executive management through reporting and analysis Develop forecasts, analyze trends, and participate in ad hoc reporting Participate in external and internal reporting...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client, based in North Boulder, CO is seeking a financial analyst assistant. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This is an excellent opportunity for a new graduate to support a high level executive and learn corporate finance. Job Scope: This person will have a dual role. They will be responsible for supporting the CFO from an administrati...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in the San Antonio, Texas (TX) area. Independent performance of testing both internal controls over financial reporting and internal controls over financial systems in support of financial statement audit for a DoD organization REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 4 years audit experience Must have 24 semester hours in accounting and a four year...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client a growing and well established Kalamazoo, Michigan manufacturer is looking to add a financial analyst to its divisional accounting team. Position will report to the Finance Manager, and will be responsible for month end closing for 2 divisions, as well as ad hoc analysis supporting sales and marketing and numerous special projects Preparing forecasts and analyzing tren...
Senior Financial Analyst Job Description: The responsibilities of the senior business specialist include: executing a variety of financial and tactical analysis functions, cost of capital calculation, including long-term financial planning, merger and acquisition valuations, modeling of complex structured financings, and strategic and financial analysis of competitors and possible strategic partne...
Financial Analyst Location: Arlington, VA Innovators with Insight Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. The insights of our innovators today will secure our collective future. Innovators like you. Cobham is actively seeking a Fin...
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A Leading Manufacturing Company located in Union County, New Jersey is searching for a Senior Financial Analyst who will handle the following responsibilities: Provide support during the monthly close process and will also be responsible for maintaining internal controls to ensure the accuracy of reserve balances and 100% compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Work with a wide range of staff levels...
A Retail Company located in Monmouth County, New Jersey has an opportunity for a Financial Analyst who will handle the following responsibilities: Participate in the monthly closing process Consolidation of country submissions Perform standard journal entries Analysis and resolution of variances Prepare reports for senior management Follow-up with regions regarding missing or incomplete informatio...
Our client in the St. Louis metro area is hiring for a Financial Analyst job. The Financial Analyst job responsibilities include: -Focus on analysis of IT Projects/implementations -Project Management and working with IT department on business initiatives -Reviewing profitability and analysis of contracts to determine the key drivers of revenues. -Identifying KPI’s to make better business decisions...
Parker and Lynch St. Louis MO has a job opening for a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in St. Louis! Do you want to work for a company that has been voted “100 Best Companies to work for?” Check this out job! This is a great company that has been around for over 30 years and is a great fixture in St Louis marketplace. The ideal candidate for this job will have come out of the Big Four, is a lice...
Senior Financial Analyst, Real Estate One of the largest real estate development and property management companies in the City are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst for one of their residential portfolios.They have beautiful offices, competitive salary, great benefits, and an awesome culture. Responsibilities will include monthly and annual budgeting and forecasting for the properties within...
Senior Financial Analyst, Production Company One of our largest clients is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst on one of their divisional subsidiaries. They are a publicly traded media company, and this is a brand new role! They are experiencing tremendous growth, and offers a great path for long term career growth. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: -Monthly, quarterly and annual...
Parker+Lynch in Austin, TX is currently partnered with a growing technology company in northwest Austin who is looking for a highly technical Financial Business Analyst. This person will be a part of a small, but growing team and will have the opportunity to add immediate value to the company. To be considered for this position, candidates MUST have 3-5 years of strong Financial or Business Analys...
The corporate headquarters of a highly esteemed company is seeking a qualified Senior Financial Analyst to join their finance and accounting organization. The area of focus for this role will be within sales channel and will gain exposure to business operations as well as Senior Management. An established Senior Financial Analyst will perform financial planning and analysis and the review of high...
At Parker + Lynch in St. Louis, MO we have a client in need of a Financial Analyst. This is a great company that is located in St. Louis and loves team players. Our client also promotes work life balance along with needing a candidate that is willing to work some overtime when needed. This job requires a background in analysis to assist with building reports and understand market research. Our cli...
Our rapidly growing privately held client is hiring for a Financial Analyst in the St. Louis, MO area. The Financial Analyst job responsibilities include: -Reviewing profitability and analysis of contracts to determine the key drivers of revenues. -Identifying KPI’s to make better business decisions -Budgeting, forecasting and some in-depth analysis Qualifications: 2+ years of financial analysis/a...
A large international manufacturing company is motivated to hire a talented candidate for the Senior Financial Job in Chicago, IL. This role is responsible for forecasting and analysis, identifying benchmarks and trends, developing and monitoring financial reports and budgets, and providing operational recommendations. The person most qualified with have a minimum of five years of experience in a...
Company looking to expand it’s division in need of a strong Senior Financial Analyst. Great salary with great bonus potential, 401K, pension plan and good health/dental/vision coverage. Exposure to top management! Please send resume to ***** for immediate consideration. Our client is looking to expand and add another Senior Financial Analyst to the team! Must have heavy model...
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Sr. Financial Analyst
$58,970.00 - $112,500.00
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Sr. Financial Analyst
Reports financial status by preparing and analyzing financial plans, forecasts, and reports.
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Analyzes financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and/or economic conditions.
Enhances staff accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
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