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Working As A Corporate Finance Analyst

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $79,468

    Average Salary

What Does A Corporate Finance Analyst Do

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Duties

Financial analysts typically do the following:

  • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios
  • Evaluate current and historical financial data
  • Study economic and business trends
  • Examine a company’s financial statements to determine its value
  • Meet with company officials to gain better insight into the company’s prospects
  • Assess the strength of the management team
  • Prepare written reports

Financial analysts evaluate investment opportunities. They work in banks, pension funds, mutual funds, securities firms, insurance companies, and other businesses. Financial analysts are also called securities analysts and investment analysts.

Financial analysts can be divided into two categories: buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts.

  • Buy-side analysts develop investment strategies for companies that have a lot of money to invest. These companies, called institutional investors, include mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, independent money managers, and nonprofit organizations with large endowments, such as some universities.
  • Sell-side analysts advise financial services sales agents who sell stocks, bonds, and other investments.

Some analysts work for the business media or other research houses, which are independent from the buy and sell side.

Financial analysts generally focus on trends affecting a specific industry, geographical region, or type of product. For example, an analyst may focus on a subject area such as the energy industry, a world region such as Eastern Europe, or the foreign exchange market. They must understand how new regulations, policies, and political and economic trends may affect investments.

Investing is becoming more global, and some financial analysts specialize in a particular country or region. Companies want those financial analysts to understand the language, culture, business environment, and political conditions in the country or region that they cover.

The following are examples of types of financial analysts:

Portfolio managers select the mix of products, industries, and regions for their company’s investment portfolio. These managers are responsible for the overall performance of the portfolio. They are also expected to explain investment decisions and strategies in meetings with stakeholders.

Fund managers work exclusively with hedge funds or mutual funds. Both fund and portfolio managers frequently make buy or sell decisions in reaction to quickly changing market conditions.

Ratings analysts evaluate the ability of companies or governments to pay their debts, including bonds. On the basis of their evaluation, a management team rates the risk of a company or government not being able to repay its bonds.

Risk analysts evaluate the risk in investment decisions and determine how to manage unpredictability and limit potential losses. This job is carried out by making investment decisions such as selecting dissimilar stocks or having a combination of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in a portfolio.

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How To Become A Corporate Finance Analyst

Financial analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree is often required for advanced positions.

Education

Most positions require a bachelor’s degree. A number of fields of study provide appropriate preparation, including accounting, economics, finance, statistics, and mathematics. For advanced positions, employers often require a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a master’s degree in finance. Knowledge of options pricing, bond valuation, and risk management are important.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the main licensing organization for the securities industry. It requires licenses for many financial analyst positions. Most of the licenses require sponsorship by an employer, so companies do not expect individuals to have these licenses before starting a job.

Certification is often recommended by employers and can improve the chances for advancement. An example is the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification from the CFA Institute. Financial analysts can become CFA certified if they have a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of qualified work experience, and pass three exams. Financial analysts can also become certified in their field of specialty.

Advancement

Financial analysts typically start by specializing in a specific investment field. As they gain experience, they can become portfolio managers, who select the mix of investments for a company’s portfolio. They can also become fund managers, who manage large investment portfolios for individual investors. A master’s degree in finance or business administration can improve an analyst’s chances of advancing to one of these positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial analysts must process a range of information in finding profitable investments.

Communication skills. Financial analysts must explain their recommendations to clients in clear language that clients can easily understand.

Computer skills. Financial analysts must be adept at using software packages to analyze financial data, see trends, create portfolios, and make forecasts.

Decisionmaking skills. Financial analysts must provide a recommendation to buy, hold, or sell a security.

Detail oriented. Financial analysts must pay attention to details when reviewing possible investments, as small issues may have large implications for the health of an investment.

Math skills. Financial analysts use mathematical skills when estimating the value of financial securities. 

To be successful, financial analysts must be motivated to seek out obscure information that may be important to the investment. Many work independently and must have self-confidence in their judgment.

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Corporate Finance Analyst Career Paths

Corporate Finance Analyst
Credit Analyst Finance Analyst Assistant Controller
Assistant Corporate Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Manager, Finance Analysis Finance Manager
Business Manager-Finance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager Controller
Controller, Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Controller/Business Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Controller
Controller/Director Of Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Manager Controller
Controller/Finance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Accountant-Contractor Senior Accountant
Corporate Accounting Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Finance Analyst Assistant Controller
Divisional Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Business Manager Controller
Group Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Finance Consultant Finance Manager Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Manager, Corporate Development
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Controller Accounting Consultant Accounting Manager
Manager/Finance Accounting
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Regional Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Sales Consultant Finance Manager
Regional Finance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Assistant Controller Senior Finance Analyst
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Controller Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Assistant Controller Plant Controller
Unit Controller
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Senior Manager Vice President, Business Development
Vice President, Corporate Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Treasury Analyst 2.7 years
Finance Analyst 2.7 years
Associate Analyst 2.4 years
Finance Associate 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 10.3%
Analyst 5.1%
Accountant 4.8%
Controller 2.6%
Associate 2.5%
Consultant 2.3%
Manager 2.2%
Top Employers After
Consultant 5.2%
Controller 4.6%
Associate 3.6%
Analyst 3.1%
Director 2.9%
Manager 2.7%
Accountant 2.5%

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Corporate Finance Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

60.4%

Female

35.8%

Unknown

3.8%
Ethnicity

White

55.8%

Asian

15.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.3%

Black or African American

11.4%

Unknown

4.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

26.1%

Chinese

13.1%

French

12.4%

Mandarin

11.8%

Cantonese

5.2%

German

5.2%

Italian

4.6%

Japanese

3.9%

Urdu

3.3%

Hindi

2.6%

Portuguese

2.6%

Arabic

2.0%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Russian

1.3%

Hebrew

1.3%

Swedish

0.7%

Gujarati

0.7%

Sindhi

0.7%

Korean

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%
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Corporate Finance Analyst Education

Schools

New York University

9.2%

University of Phoenix

8.7%

Northeastern University

7.2%

DePaul University

6.3%

University of Pennsylvania

5.8%

Cornell University

5.8%

University of Chicago

5.8%

University of Texas at Austin

5.3%

Duke University

5.3%

Northwestern University

4.3%

University of Virginia

4.3%

Temple University

3.9%

Columbia University

3.9%

Strayer University

3.9%

Vanderbilt University

3.4%

University of California - Berkeley

3.4%

Fordham University

3.4%

University of Delaware

3.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.4%

University of Houston

3.4%
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Majors

Finance

28.4%

Business

28.1%

Accounting

18.1%

Economics

5.7%

Management

4.6%

Marketing

2.6%

Law

1.5%

Political Science

1.4%

Information Technology

1.1%

Management Science

1.0%

Computer Science

1.0%

Business Economics

0.9%

Communication

0.9%

Management Information Systems

0.8%

Project Management

0.8%

Education

0.7%

English

0.7%

Real Estate

0.6%

Psychology

0.6%

Computer Information Systems

0.6%
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Degrees

Masters

45.0%

Bachelors

41.9%

Other

6.9%

Certificate

2.0%

Associate

1.9%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.1%
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Real Corporate Finance Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Corporate Analyst American Century Investment Management, Inc. New York, NY Nov 07, 2016 $200,000
Corporate Analyst American Century Investment Management, Inc. New York, NY Jun 29, 2015 $200,000
Corporate Financial Analyst Aryzta, LLC. Brea, CA Jan 01, 2014 $195,000
Corporate Finance & Investment Partnership Analyst Goodman Birtcher North America Management LLC Irvine, CA Jun 25, 2014 $180,000 -
$240,000
Analyst, Corporate Finance Group Moody's Investors Service, Inc. New York, NY Feb 12, 2016 $153,546
Financial Analyst/Corporate Development Chargeitspot, LLC Philadelphia, PA Dec 30, 2013 $151,161
Financial Analyst, Corporate Development Informatica Corporation Redwood City, CA Feb 24, 2015 $150,758
Corporate Financial Analyst Citrin Cooperman and Company, LLP New York, NY Aug 01, 2014 $116,000
Corporate Resource Allocation Financial Analyst Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Jun 20, 2016 $114,460
Corporate Finance Analyst, Manager Track General Motors Company Detroit, MI Aug 28, 2015 $114,204
Corporate Finance Analyst, Manager Track General Motors Company Detroit, MI Sep 01, 2015 $104,400
Corporate Financial Analyst Blue Sky Living Wilmington, DE Nov 16, 2015 $102,086
Corporate Finance Analyst, Manager Track General Motors Company Detroit, MI Aug 28, 2015 $101,712
Corporate Finance Analyst Dixon Advisory USA Inc. New York, NY Jan 12, 2016 $90,000
Senior Corporate Finance and Strategy Analyst TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. North Wales, PA Sep 05, 2014 $90,000 -
$115,000
Manager, Corporate Financial Analyst Collabera Inc. Morristown, NJ May 15, 2014 $90,000
Corporate Strategy Analyst Designline Group, Inc. Charlotte, NC Jan 27, 2014 $90,000
Corporate Finance Analyst RBC Capital Markets, LLC New York, NY Jul 15, 2014 $90,000
Corporate Strategy Analyst EPV Corporation Charlotte, NC Apr 15, 2015 $90,000
Analyst, Corporate Strategy TYCO Electronics Corporation Middletown, PA May 24, 2016 $87,550
Analyst, Corporate Finance Seabury Aerospace & Defense M&A Advisory LLC New York, NY Feb 09, 2016 $86,000
Corporate Financial Analyst Grand Supercenter Inc. Lyndhurst, NJ Sep 03, 2014 $67,431
Corporate Financial Analyst Grand Supercenter Inc. Lyndhurst, NJ Sep 12, 2014 $67,431
Corporate Financial Analyst Captain Blue LLC New York, NY Sep 27, 2014 $67,431
Corporate Financial Analyst Captain Blue LLC New York, NY Apr 14, 2014 $67,431
Analyst, Corporate Development Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. New York, NY Dec 01, 2013 $67,300 -
$95,000
Corporate Strategy Analyst Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Jun 30, 2014 $67,122 -
$81,300
Corporate Analyst Santander Bank, N.A. New York, NY Apr 09, 2015 $66,019 -
$86,019
Corporate Analyst Santander Bank, N.A. New York, NY Sep 04, 2015 $66,019 -
$86,019

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  1. Financial Statements
  2. Compliance
  3. Business Units
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  • Assisted divisional controllers with accounting issues and yearly physical inventory to provide for accurate consolidated financial statements.
  • Improved communications between the manufacturing facilities, engineering, purchasing, regulatory compliance and finance departments.
  • Analyzed various capital investment projects for business units.
  • Streamlined monthly operating performance consolidation and analysis reports including profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow information.
  • Interfaced with internal and external auditors to ensure all protocol was met and reported accurately.

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