Most corporate finance analysts list "financial analysis," "strong analytical," and "financial models" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important corporate finance analyst responsibilities here:
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a corporate finance analyst. We found that 75.7% of corporate finance analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 17.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most corporate finance analysts have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine corporate finance analysts were not college graduates.
The corporate finance analysts who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and finance, while a small population of corporate finance analysts studied accounting and economics.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a corporate finance analyst. We've found that most corporate finance analyst resumes include experience from J.P. Morgan, Vista Outdoor, and Northwell Health. Of recent, J.P. Morgan had 135 positions open for corporate finance analysts. Meanwhile, there are 51 job openings at Vista Outdoor and 24 at Northwell Health.
If you're interested in companies where corporate finance analysts make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Google, Western Digital, and Ep Energy. We found that at Google, the average corporate finance analyst salary is $133,543. Whereas at Western Digital, corporate finance analysts earn roughly $127,201. And at Ep Energy, they make an average salary of $126,161.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at IBM, Bank of America, and Lockheed Martin. These three companies have hired a significant number of corporate finance analysts from these institutions.
In general, corporate finance analysts fulfill roles in the finance and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the corporate finance analyst annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $96,991 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and manufacturing industries pay $89,632 and $83,904 respectively. This means that corporate finance analysts who are employed in the finance industry make 33.6% more than corporate finance analysts who work in the health care Industry.