Most corporate finance analysts list "financial statements," "financial models," and "private equity" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important corporate finance analyst responsibilities here:
Before becoming a corporate finance analyst, 75.7% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 17.2% corporate finance analysts went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most corporate finance analysts have a college degree. But about one out of every nine corporate finance analysts didn't attend college at all.
Those corporate finance analysts who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or finance degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for corporate finance analysts include accounting degrees or economics degrees.
When you're ready to become a corporate finance analyst, you might wonder which companies hire corporate finance analysts. According to our research through corporate finance analyst resumes, corporate finance analysts are mostly hired by Northwell Health, The Bank of New York Mellon, and Amazon.com. Now is a good time to apply as Northwell Health has 10 corporate finance analysts job openings, and there are 7 at The Bank of New York Mellon and 5 at Amazon.com.
If you're interested in companies where corporate finance analysts make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Apple, Oracle, and AmerisourceBergen. We found that at Apple, the average corporate finance analyst salary is $106,441. Whereas at Oracle, corporate finance analysts earn roughly $104,449. And at AmerisourceBergen, they make an average salary of $101,683.
We also looked into companies who hire corporate finance analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include IBM, Lockheed Martin, and JPMorgan Chase.
For the most part, corporate finance analysts make their living in the finance and manufacturing industries. Corporate finance analysts tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $65,777. The corporate finance analyst annual salary in the finance and health care industries generally make $62,924 and $50,513 respectively. Additionally, corporate finance analysts who work in the manufacturing industry make 33.8% more than corporate finance analysts in the insurance Industry.