Career outlook for finance analyst
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Financial analysis is ideal for anyone with a business mentality and a head for figures. As a finance analyst you’d help managers and stakeholders make big decisions about their money.
Finance analysts are responsible for examining financial information, market trends and economic conditions to come up with forecasts for a business. You’d have to thoroughly analyse data, create financial models and use them to predict financial trends.
You’d then have to report to your findings to help shape the business plan for the company.
- What you might do:
- Help to determine a company’s value
- Research and identify investment opportunities
- Collect, monitor and study data
- Evaluate financial trends and create an effective investment strategy
- Provide regular financial updates to the business
- Grow financial performance through analysis of financial results, forecasts and trends
- Keep up-to-date with technical knowledge, market conditions and trends
UK employment status
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- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
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