Financial Analysts


Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
Also called: Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Analyst, Securities Analyst

Knowledge:

    Business
  • accounting and economics
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Financial analysis software
  • Spreadware Business Financial Analysis
  • TechHackers Financial @nalyst
    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • SAP

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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