"financial statements," "business partners," and "ad-hoc analysis" aren't the only skills we found lead finance analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of lead finance analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a lead finance analyst. We found that 68.9% of lead finance analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 20.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most lead 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 lead finance analysts were not college graduates.
Those lead finance analysts who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a accounting degree. Less commonly earned degrees for lead finance analysts include a finance degree or a management degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a lead finance analyst. We've found that most lead finance analyst resumes include experience from Lumina, Deloitte, and Citigroup. Of recent, Lumina had 103 positions open for lead finance analysts. Meanwhile, there are 14 job openings at Deloitte and 10 at Citigroup.
If you're interested in companies where lead finance analysts make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Oracle, Intuit, and Entergy. We found that at Oracle, the average lead finance analyst salary is $125,058. Whereas at Intuit, lead finance analysts earn roughly $124,726. And at Entergy, they make an average salary of $124,067.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at IBM, Lockheed Martin, and JPMorgan Chase. These three companies have hired a significant number of lead finance analysts from these institutions.
The industries that lead finance analysts fulfill the most roles in are the technology and finance industries. But the highest lead finance analyst annual salary is in the utilities industry, averaging $119,659. In the telecommunication industry they make $107,063 and average about $104,274 in the technology industry. In conclusion, lead finance analysts who work in the utilities industry earn a 42.4% higher salary than lead finance analysts in the manufacturing industry.