Business Intelligence Analysts are becoming increasingly important members of staff at finance departments. Their job is to transform data into insight, based on which informed business decisions can be made.
They analyze, model, and visualize collected data using state of the art technologies. Using these findings, they identify trends and patterns that drive the universe of business. Managers and executives will then base their decisions on these to make sure they do what is necessary to earn a sustainable profit.
As a business intelligence analyst, you will see the world from an angle only a few people do. The terms and language you use on a daily basis will be foreign to most, even your co-worker business people. Translating between the database and business language will be an important part of your job.