Who is a financial analyst and what do they do?A financial analyst surveys and assesses the financial market in currencies, stocks and shares, bonds, debentures, etc. and recommends their purchase or sale. Some analysts work for stockbrokers,othersfor investment companies.
What are the activities of the financial analyst?He/she monitors and assesses the development and achievements of management inbusinesspartnerships and other significant enterprises, looking at their annual reports and financial statements, evaluates risks, assumed profits and losses of different investments and otherbusinesstransactions. He/she also monitors and assesses the financial policy of his/her own organisation, detects the causes of fluctuations in the economic results of the organisation and makes financial recommendations.
What tools/equipment do they use?Computers and other office equipment.
What do you need to succeed?You need universityeducationin the field of economics, a methodical approach to work and the ability to make a correct financial or economic judgement.