A little reminiscent of the phrase 'best of both worlds,' the Business Finance Analyst examines the company's current financial standing and business model and recommends possible improvements, fixes, and methods. Once that process is complete, they implement those improvements as needed or wanted by the employer. A business finance analyst might also help individuals pick and choose how and where they make investments or work with various clients through a financial institution position.
With developing technology and the ever-growing necessity for an online presence, this analyst will, amongst other skills, need to have some knowledge of online and social media management, software like Excel and Google Analytics, and e-commerce and performance marketing.
A possible candidate for many business finance analyst positions will need at least a bachelor's degree in finance, statistics, business, or a related field of study. They will also need to know laws related to the finance industry, have good accounting skills, and experience in corporate finance, investment banking, or financial analysis.