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Working As A Data And Reporting Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $72,859

    Average Salary

What Does A Data And Reporting Analyst Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Data And Reporting Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Average Length of Employment
Staff Analyst 3.8 years
Program Analyst 2.8 years
Lead Data Analyst 2.6 years
Reporting Analyst 2.5 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Data Analyst 2.2 years
Data Consultant 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Data Analyst 21.9%
Internship 4.4%
Analyst 3.6%
Consultant 2.7%
Top Employers After
Data Analyst 22.0%
Analyst 5.1%
Consultant 3.1%
Developer 2.0%

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Data And Reporting Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

53.2%

Female

43.8%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

54.8%

Asian

16.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Black or African American

11.2%

Unknown

4.0%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

French

14.3%

Russian

14.3%

Portuguese

7.1%

Chinese

7.1%

German

7.1%
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Data And Reporting Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.0%

University of Texas at Dallas

8.0%

Texas State University

6.7%

California Lutheran University

5.3%

University of Louisville

5.3%

Georgia State University

5.3%

Regis University

5.3%

Ohio University -

4.0%

North Carolina State University

4.0%

University of Washington

4.0%

California State University - Fullerton

4.0%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.0%

Troy University

4.0%

Robert Morris University

4.0%

University of North Texas

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

4.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.0%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.0%

University of Kansas

4.0%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%
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Majors

Business

26.9%

Computer Science

12.3%

Finance

7.8%

Computer Information Systems

6.8%

Information Technology

5.8%

Accounting

5.8%

Economics

4.2%

Information Systems

3.9%

Management Information Systems

3.6%

Management

3.2%

Statistics

2.3%

Engineering

2.3%

Public Health

1.9%

Communication

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%

Computer Applications

1.9%

Mathematics

1.9%

Journalism

1.9%

Education

1.6%

Chemistry

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.3%

Masters

29.1%

Other

17.0%

Associate

6.4%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

0.9%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Data And Reporting Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Data Warehouse Reporting Analyst Intelliswift Software, Inc. Fremont, CA Apr 22, 2015 $126,048 -
$136,048
Compliance Data & Reporting Analyst Bank of The West San Ramon, CA Oct 10, 2016 $117,000
MQM-Reporting & Data Analyst Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 16, 2012 $115,000
MQM-Reporting & Data Analyst Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 24, 2011 $115,000
Senior Data Reporting Analyst Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2011 $103,834 -
$110,000
Senior Marketing Data and Reporting Analyst Raare Solutions LLC Hopatcong, NJ Aug 14, 2015 $100,000
Senior Marketing Data and Reporting Analyst Raare Solutions LLC Sayreville, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $100,000
Senior Marketing Data and Reporting Analyst Raare Solutions LLC Woodcliff Lake, NJ Jan 01, 2014 $100,000
Reporting and Data Analyst, Ecommerce Express, LLC Columbus, OH Jan 05, 2015 $98,000
Data and Reporting Analyst Elementum SCM, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 19, 2016 $95,000
Data Warehousing and Reporting Analyst Keystone Logic Inc. Alpharetta, GA Oct 02, 2015 $91,499
Data Warehouse and Reporting Analyst Lightower Management, Inc. Boxborough, MA Jan 08, 2016 $90,000 -
$100,000
Data and Reporting Analyst State Auto Insurance Companies Columbus, OH Feb 01, 2011 $88,400 -
$120,000
Senior Data and Reporting Analyst Hayneedle, Inc. Omaha, NE Sep 14, 2016 $76,000 -
$86,000
Data Analyst/Reporting Writer Republic Services, Inc. Phoenix, AZ May 23, 2016 $74,422 -
$115,000
Senior Data and Reporting Analyst Hayneedle, Inc. Omaha, NE Sep 14, 2013 $74,000 -
$84,000
Analyst, Technical Data and Reporting American Airlines Fort Worth, TX Dec 05, 2016 $71,910 -
$100,325
Data Reporting Analyst Sajix, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Sep 23, 2014 $70,000
Pricing Data and Reporting Analyst Corning Cable Systems LLC Hickory, NC Sep 03, 2013 $70,000
Financial Data and Reporting Analyst University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA Jun 30, 2015 $62,000
Data Reporting Analyst (Market Research) T3C, Inc. DBA Retail Solutions, Inc. Northbrook, IL Aug 12, 2015 $60,600
Data & Reporting Analyst Mastec Services Company, Inc. Coppell, TX Sep 14, 2013 $60,382 -
$66,000
Data Reporting Analyst University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE Jan 09, 2016 $60,000
Data Reporting Analyst University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE Jan 07, 2016 $60,000
Data Reporting Analyst Swift Capital Corporation Conshohocken, PA Jan 04, 2016 $60,000
Data/Reporting Analyst ITDR, Inc. Alexandria, VA Oct 20, 2014 $60,000
Data & Reports Analyst Iknowvate Technologies, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Sep 02, 2014 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Data And Reporting Analyst

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  1. T-Sql
  2. Access Databases
  3. Procedures
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  • Provide database coding to support business applications using Microsoft T-SQL.
  • Lead various projects to develop in-house Access databases for improved management reporting capabilities.
  • Developed and administered quality assurance procedures to ensure data accuracy across multiple storage platforms.
  • Write business requirements for marketing group; perform statistical data analysis and reporting on consumer internet usage.
  • Prepared audit papers and entity/component financial statements for the CAFR Annual Report.

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