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Financial Analyst Job Description

Summary

Responsible for providing financial advice and guidance to companies making investment decisions, which includes analyzing bonds, stocks, and commodities and a company's financial statements to help them make lucrative financial moves.

Primary responsibilities

  • Analyze company financial statements and commodity prices, sales, costs, expenses, and tax rates to determine a company's value.
  • Employ statistical software and spreadsheets to study financial information.
  • Determine the value of securities.
  • Analyze all factors in the industry that influence the price of the companies' stocks.
  • Analyze how new regulations, policies, and political and economic trends may impact investments.
  • Evaluate the risk in portfolio decisions, project potential losses, and determine how to limit potential losses and volatility using diversification and other investment decisions
  • Explain investment decisions and strategies in meetings with investors.
  • Devise investment strategies.
  • Perform budget, cost, and credit analysis
  • Supervise a team of analysts and select the mix of products, industries, and regions for their company‚Äôs investment portfolio.
  • Evaluate the ability of companies or governments to pay their debts.
  • Oversee hedge and mutual funds.
  • Work with individuals to protect and assert their best economist interests.

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