What is an entry level Financial Analyst
When you acquired your certification in the Chartered Financial Analyst examination, the initial job position that you may apply for is the entry-level post as Financial Analyst. As a Financial Analyst, usually termed Level I in the entry level, you will be facing tough competition along with other job seekers. Most likely, top and high caliber firms are the ones that will be in need of many CFAs.
A Level 1 Financial Analyst or at times called financial advisers usually perform the job of analyzing business need and eventually make some proposal on how to make better and sound business judgment. Any Level 1 Financial Analyst should also be skilled and adept with the use of any spreadsheet software as a primary tool in making financial and data analysis, understand the trend as represented by graphical representation, and from there come up with
projection and forecasts. All these initial results should be the basis in making recommendations.
Usually, the work that an entry level Financial Analyst commences with a one-on-one interaction with the client – this is where the client is giving out all the pertinent information to the financial analyst. After which, when the financial analyst completes the gathering of information he then makes and creates comprehensive business structure.
The salary range of an entry level financial varies. Some factors that may affect the salary range would be the work location is. Usually, highly urbanized states and countries are paying greater compared to the rural areas. The position usually bears greater impact in the salary range. Financial analysts who gain greater expertise are earning far greater than the ones who are just starting it out.
by Korbin Howard