A financial analyst evaluates possible investments, develops forecasts, and analyzes financial data. Financial analysts work to help determine how stable and profitable various businesses, stocks, and/or bonds are. Financial analysts may give advice directly to the management of the company they work for, to external clients of the business they work for, or both. Frequently, financial analysts will give recommendations to others about whether to buy, sell or hold an investment.
Financial Analyst Tasks
Assist with preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly financial analysis schedules of actual vs. budget variances.
Prepare detailed annual financial budget and monthly financial forecasts.
Provide financial analysis support to various areas of the company.