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Working As A Senior Business Finance Analyst

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

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Business Finance Analyst 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 Senior Business Finance Analyst

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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Senior Business Finance Analyst Career Paths

Senior Business Finance Analyst
Senior Business Analyst Manager Controller
Regional Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Controller
Director Of Accounting & Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Project Manager Business Manager
Senior Business Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Controller
Group Controller
11 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager
Finance Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Reporting Manager Assistant Controller
Division Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Finance Director
Strategic Planning Director
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Regional Finance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis Corporate Controller
Corporate Accounting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Business Manager Business Operations Manager
Senior Manager Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Account Manager Assistant Controller
Unit Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Planning Analyst Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Planning Analyst Planning Manager
Business Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Manager, Accounting Operations Cost Accounting Manager
Budget Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Payroll Manager Credit Manager
Treasury Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Planning Analyst
Manager, Finance Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Business Manager-Finance Manager Finance Planning Manager
Manager-Strategic Planning
7 Yearsyrs
Finance Controller Finance Project Manager
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Office Manager Accountant And Office Manager
Finance Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Finance Analyst 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Senior Business Finance Analyst
Accountant 6.6%
Controller 2.1%
Analyst 2.1%
Internship 2.0%
Consultant 1.7%
Top Careers After Senior Business Finance Analyst
Consultant 4.7%
Manager 3.0%

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Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
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$59,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Citi
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Utah
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Senior Business Finance Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Business Finance Analyst in the United States is $89,420 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $133,000.

Real Senior Business Finance Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Financial Crime Compliance Senior Business Analyst Norman Technologies, LLC Davidson, NC Jan 12, 2015 $150,000 -
$190,000
SR. Business Analyst-Finance Solutions Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 29, 2016 $129,964
Senior Analyst-Strategic Finance and Business Operations Github, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 01, 2016 $125,000
Senior Business Analyst-Finance Ingram Micro Inc. Santa Ana, CA Oct 22, 2012 $120,000
Senior Finance Business Intelligence Solutions LEA Hospira, Inc. Lake Forest, IL Oct 01, 2014 $119,698
Senior Analyst, ERP and Financial Business Systems Amkor Technology Inc. Chandler, AZ Feb 25, 2014 $115,000
Senior Analyst, ERP and Financial Business Systems Amkor Technology, Inc. Tempe, AZ Oct 02, 2016 $115,000
Senior Finance Business Intelligence Solutions LEA Hospira, Inc. Lake Forest, IL Oct 01, 2011 $115,000
Senior Financial Analyst, Mobile Business Unit (MBU) Micron Technology, Inc. Boise, ID Sep 15, 2015 $114,750
Senior Analyst-Finance ERP Business Systems Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc. Jasper, IN Sep 25, 2015 $108,150
SR. Business Analyst, Finance & Strategy Salesforce.com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 02, 2014 $108,000
Senior Business Analyst-Financial Systems Moody's Shared Services, Inc. New York, NY Dec 28, 2014 $106,605
Business Analyst, Senior Specialist-E1 Finance Avon Products, Inc. Rye, NY Sep 10, 2013 $106,200
Senior Financial Analyst-Hyperion Business Analy United Airlines, Inc. Chicago, IL Dec 19, 2011 $105,000
Senior Oracle Business Analyst-Finance Banner Engineering Plymouth, MN May 30, 2014 $105,000
Senior Business Financial Analyst I Prutech Solutions, Inc. Iselin, NJ Jul 03, 2016 $102,419
SR. Business Analyst Financial Systems Moody's Shared Services, Inc. New York, NY Jan 13, 2014 $100,000
Senior Business and Financial Analyst Webfilings LLC Ames, IA Sep 20, 2013 $100,000
Senior Financial Analyst, Global Business Planning NIKE, Inc. Beaverton, OR Oct 01, 2011 $100,000
Senior Business and Financial Analyst American Tower Corporation Woburn, MA May 08, 2010 $87,000
SR. IAM Business & Financial Analyst Simeio Solutions, LLC Old Bridge, NJ Oct 09, 2016 $86,070 -
$90,000
SR. Business Analyst, Valuation & Strategic Finance Laureate Education, Inc. Baltimore, MD Jan 09, 2016 $85,000 -
$108,000
Senior Business Analyst, Technology Finance Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Feb 01, 2010 $82,022
SR. Business Analyst-Finance Victoria's Secret Direct Brand Management, Inc. Reynoldsburg, OH Oct 01, 2013 $82,000
Senior Financial Analyst-Business Analysis and P Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Feb 28, 2011 $81,400 -
$100,400
Finance Senior Business Analyst Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Newark, DE Aug 20, 2016 $81,000 -
$118,800
Senior Financial Analyst, Business Analytics Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. New York, NY Aug 07, 2014 $80,700 -
$90,000
Senior Financial Analyst-Business Intelligence & Strategy Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Omaha, NE Sep 04, 2015 $80,475

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Top Skills for A Senior Business Finance Analyst

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Business Units
  3. Business Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from operational departments.
  • Created and tracked weekly forecasts assisting executives achieve financial targets by measuring business units' performance closely.
  • Assisted senior management with new business development initiatives and financial evaluations for long-term projects in Brazil and South Africa.
  • Maintained all A/P and A/R functions.
  • Project management included budgeting, resource management, product delivery and client satisfaction.

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  1. New York
  2. Connecticut
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
  5. California
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Colorado
  8. Virginia
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Senior Business Finance Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

55.3%

Female

34.7%

Unknown

10.0%
Ethnicity

White

54.6%

Asian

15.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

11.0%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

32.2%

Chinese

8.5%

French

8.5%

Mandarin

8.5%

German

6.8%

Russian

6.8%

Polish

6.8%

Portuguese

5.1%

Italian

3.4%

Ukrainian

1.7%

Romanian

1.7%

Hebrew

1.7%

Japanese

1.7%

Amharic

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Arabic

1.7%
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Senior Business Finance Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.0%

New York University

8.2%

Northeastern University

6.4%

Santa Clara University

5.3%

Hofstra University

5.3%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

4.7%

Pennsylvania State University

4.7%

University of Southern California

4.7%

San Jose State University

4.7%

University of Houston

4.7%

Villanova University

4.1%

George Washington University

4.1%

Temple University

4.1%

University of Connecticut

4.1%

Brigham Young University

3.5%

Ohio State University

3.5%

University of Texas at Austin

3.5%

DePaul University

3.5%

University of Notre Dame

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

32.0%

Finance

30.4%

Accounting

15.8%

Management

4.4%

Economics

2.9%

Marketing

2.3%

Computer Science

1.7%

Project Management

1.6%

Management Information Systems

1.2%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Information Technology

1.0%

Management Science

0.8%

Political Science

0.8%

Education

0.8%

International Business

0.7%

Mathematics

0.7%

English

0.6%

Information Systems

0.6%

Psychology

0.5%

Computer Applications

0.5%
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Degrees

Masters

53.8%

Bachelors

36.0%

Other

4.9%

Certificate

3.0%

Associate

1.4%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.2%
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