These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Finance Analysts

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a finance analyst nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a finance analyst isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become finance analysts in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many finance analysts no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former finance analysts to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former finance analysts:

  1. Senior Finance Analyst
  2. Finance Manager
  3. Business Analyst
  4. Senior Accountant
  5. Accountant
  6. Controller
  7. Finance Director
  8. Accounting Manager
  9. Consultant
  10. Vice President

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a finance analyst would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former finance analysts to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former finance analysts:

  1. Senior Accountant
  2. Controller
  3. Accounting Manager
  4. Staff Accountant
  5. Senior Manager
  6. Assistant Vice President
  7. Business Manager
  8. Assistant Controller
  9. Cost Accountant
  10. Business Developer

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Finance Analysts

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed finance analyst under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a finance analyst, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former finance analysts.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Finance Analysts

Job Title Rank %
Senior Finance Analyst 1 7.98%
Finance Manager 2 2.61%
Business Analyst 3 2.02%
Senior Accountant 4 1.85%
Accountant 5 1.83%
Controller 6 1.72%
Finance Director 7 1.51%
Accounting Manager 8 1.22%
Consultant 9 1.21%
Vice President 10 1.11%
Chief Finance Officer 11 1.09%
Staff Accountant 12 0.87%
Project Manager 13 0.79%
Analyst 14 0.76%
Senior Manager 15 0.67%
Senior Analyst 16 0.66%
Associate 17 0.63%
Manager 18 0.63%
Assistant Vice President 19 0.6%
Finance Consultant 20 0.6%
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis 21 0.59%
Data Analyst 22 0.58%
Senior Business Analyst 23 0.52%
Senior Consultant 24 0.5%
Operations Manager 25 0.48%
Senior Finance Manager 26 0.48%
Business Manager 27 0.45%
Assistant Controller 28 0.43%
Cost Accountant 29 0.41%
Program Manager 30 0.4%
Office Manager 31 0.34%
Budget Analyst 32 0.33%
Administrative Assistant 33 0.32%
Team Leader 34 0.29%
Finance Controller 35 0.29%
Accounts Payable Clerk 36 0.29%
Investment Analyst 37 0.27%
Human Resources Coordinator 38 0.27%
Finance Specialist 39 0.27%
Pricing Analyst 40 0.26%
Operations Analyst 41 0.26%
Business Developer 42 0.26%
Director 43 0.26%
Customer Service Representative 44 0.24%
Product Manager 45 0.24%
Project Analyst 46 0.24%
Business Consultant 47 0.23%
Owner 48 0.23%
Accounting Analyst 49 0.23%
Lead Finance Analyst 50 0.22%
Senior Associate 51 0.22%
Finance Advisor 52 0.22%
Account Manager 53 0.22%
Plant Controller 54 0.22%
Cost Analyst 55 0.22%
Finance Planning Manager 56 0.21%
Principal 57 0.21%
Managing Director 58 0.21%
Accounting Supervisor 59 0.21%
Supervisor 60 0.2%
Internship 61 0.2%
Reporting Analyst 62 0.2%
Internal Auditor 63 0.2%
Associate Director 64 0.2%
Accounting Consultant 65 0.2%
Research Analyst 66 0.19%
Finance Associate 67 0.19%
Finance And Reporting Analyst 68 0.19%
Corporate Controller 69 0.19%
Sales Associate 70 0.19%
Accounts Receivable Specialist 71 0.19%
Specialist 72 0.19%
Marketing Manager 73 0.18%
General Manager 74 0.18%
Program Analyst 75 0.18%
Accounting Clerk 76 0.18%
Credit Analyst 77 0.18%
Senior Project Manager 78 0.18%
Vice President And Manager 79 0.18%
Service Manager 80 0.17%
Assistant Manager 81 0.17%
Billing Specialist 82 0.17%
Management Analyst 83 0.17%
President 84 0.17%
Finance Analyst/Accountant 85 0.17%
Senior Staff Accountant 86 0.17%
Cost Accounting Manager 87 0.16%
Senior Vice President 88 0.16%
Research Assistant 89 0.16%
Projects Controller 90 0.15%
Management Consultant 91 0.15%
Auditor 92 0.15%
Senior Finance Consultant 93 0.15%
Administrator 94 0.15%
Purchasing Manager 95 0.15%
Business Development Manager 96 0.15%
Senior Accounting Analyst 97 0.15%
Asset Manager 98 0.15%
Contract Finance Analyst 99 0.15%
Finance Planning Analyst 100 0.15%

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