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Working As A Finance Analyst-Operations Finance

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

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $81,705

    Average Salary

What Does A Finance Analyst-Operations Finance 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 Finance Analyst-Operations Finance

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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Finance Analyst-Operations Finance Career Paths

Finance Analyst-Operations Finance
Plant Controller Accounting Director
Assistant Corporate Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Finance Manager
Business Manager-Finance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Assistant Vice President
Controller, Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Operations Analyst Finance Manager
Controller/Business Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Assistant Controller
Controller/Director Of Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Lead Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Corporate Accounting Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Finance Director
Director Of Accounting & Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Divisional Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Finance Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Corporate Controller
Interim Controller
15 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Planning Analyst Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Manager, Corporate Development
8 Yearsyrs
Business & Finance Analyst Finance Systems Analyst
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Senior Finance Analyst
Manager/Finance Accounting
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Controller
Regional Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Operations Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Regional Finance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Senior Operations Manager
Senior Manager Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Planning Analyst Manager-Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning Director
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Controller Corporate Controller
Unit Controller
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Finance Director 3.9 years
Finance Controller 3.6 years
Finance Supervisor 3.6 years
Finance Manager 3.6 years
Finance Analyst 2.7 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 8.5%
Accountant 6.8%
Analyst 4.3%
Controller 2.6%
Manager 2.4%
Top Employers After
Accountant 4.5%
Consultant 4.2%
Controller 3.3%
Analyst 2.6%

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Finance Analyst-Operations Finance Demographics

Gender

Male

56.7%

Female

40.0%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

55.7%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Asian

13.5%

Black or African American

10.5%

Unknown

4.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

34.2%

Chinese

11.4%

Mandarin

9.6%

French

7.9%

Portuguese

5.3%

German

5.3%

Hindi

4.4%

Russian

4.4%

Italian

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Urdu

1.8%

Polish

1.8%

Gujarati

0.9%

Korean

0.9%

Danish

0.9%

Bulgarian

0.9%

Malay

0.9%

Armenian

0.9%
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Finance Analyst-Operations Finance Education

Schools

Northeastern University

17.3%

Drexel University

11.1%

University of Phoenix

8.8%

Pennsylvania State University

5.3%

George Washington University

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.9%

Hofstra University

4.9%

New York University

4.4%

University of Connecticut

4.0%

Southern Methodist University

3.5%

DePaul University

3.5%

University of Texas at Austin

3.5%

University of North Texas

3.1%

University of Central Florida

3.1%

Georgia State University

3.1%

University of Delaware

3.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.1%

Saint Joseph's University

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.7%

Santa Clara University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

31.7%

Finance

28.3%

Accounting

18.2%

Economics

4.5%

Management

2.8%

Marketing

2.4%

International Business

1.3%

Psychology

1.3%

Political Science

1.0%

Health Care Administration

1.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Information Technology

0.9%

Computer Science

0.8%

Business Economics

0.8%

Project Management

0.8%

Public Administration

0.8%

Management Information Systems

0.7%

Communication

0.7%

Supply Chain Management

0.7%

Law

0.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.9%

Masters

37.9%

Other

7.6%

Certificate

2.9%

Associate

2.2%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.1%

Diploma

0.1%
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Real Finance Analyst-Operations Finance Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 09, 2016 $140,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Mar 28, 2016 $140,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Mar 06, 2015 $134,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Feb 05, 2015 $131,500
Financial Operations Analyst OTC, Inc. New York, NY Mar 02, 2015 $125,133
Finance Operations Anaylsit Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 05, 2015 $124,500
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Feb 26, 2015 $124,500
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Feb 15, 2016 $124,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 11, 2014 $121,720
Operations Financial Analyst GL Seaman & Company Carrollton, TX May 25, 2015 $120,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 11, 2015 $115,800
Business Strategy, Finance and Operations Brickly.IO, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 03, 2016 $110,611
Financial Operations Analyst Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 01, 2016 $110,000
Finance Operations Analyst Google, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 08, 2016 $110,000
Sytems Analyst, Financial Operations Catalina Marketing Technology Solutions, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Oct 10, 2016 $104,521
Finance-Ops Analyst Senior Whirlpool Corporation Benton Harbor, MI Oct 18, 2013 $100,843
SR. Finance Analyst-WW OPS Finance Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 01, 2014 $100,000 -
$120,000
OPS Financial Analyst Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Mar 04, 2014 $100,000 -
$120,000
Financial Operations Analyst G and D Restaurant Associates LLC New York, NY Sep 27, 2013 $98,000
Analyst 2, Financial OPS Directv Latin America LLC New York, NY Sep 02, 2014 $67,205 -
$81,349
Finance Operations Analyst-Revenue Management Kraft Heinz Foods Company Chicago, IL Apr 18, 2016 $66,934 -
$110,000
Operations Financial Analyst Statewide Realty LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2016 $66,500
Finance and Operations Analyst Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Dec 31, 2013 $65,795
Financial Operations Support BLL LLC Wilton, CT Jun 01, 2013 $64,801
Financial Operations Support BLL LLC Wilton, CT Feb 01, 2013 $64,113
Analyst-Financial Operations-Payroll Verizon Corporate Resources Group Irving, TX May 16, 2016 $63,856
Financial & Operations Analyst Institute for Environmental Health, Inc. Lake Forest Park, WA Jun 04, 2015 $63,586

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  1. Financial Statements
  2. A/P
  3. Audit
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  • Supervised staff domestic and international, reviewed financial statements, analyzed variances, and compiled monthly income statements.
  • Worked with corporate departments (finance, accounting, A/P, A/R, contracts, subcontracts, procurement, etc.)
  • Audited active and retiree health insurance benefits to ensure health insurance contributions are allocated per company policy and procedures.
  • Initiated numerous projects focused on improving / automating processes within the organization to ensure efficiency, data accuracy and cost savings.
  • Prepared reconciliations and certify balances for assigned general ledger accounts.

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