Financial Analysts are highly desirable in the current market, as businesses focus on what costs they can manage more effectively to drive future growth.
The ability to analyse financial data and make informed business recommendations based on your findings is the key to becoming a great financial analyst.
To become a financial analyst, you'll require a tertiary qualification in accounting. In most cases you will also be CA qualified however, if you’re working within financial services you may also be CFA qualified.
Key personal attributes for a successful Financial Analyst include:
'Big 4', overseas experience, process improvement, planning, reporting, analysis.
On average, salaries for financial analysts are between circa $85-120k.
Proven financial analysts have good career opportunities and can progress to become business analysts, finance managers or commercial managers.
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