What is a Finance Analyst
Getting in and Qualifications
There are many paths that can help you secure a job as a Finance Analyst.
- Data analysis
Entry requirements for courses can change. Make sure you contact the college, university or training provider to find out about the necessary information.
You can study for a data apprenticeship, go to university or earn an Investment Management Certificate with CFA UK.
Mathematics is a desirable skill for Finance Analysts. A qualification in business administration is also helpful because it can provide practical experience for a business setting.
The Accountancy Foundation Apprenticeship could be a useful starting point, as would a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Professional Services.
Another option is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science.
Find out more about apprenticeships in Scotland.
An understanding of economics is another key skill of a Finance Analyst. Studying for a degree in economics or accountancy is worthwhile because you can improve your business knowledge.
There are opportunities to become members of financial professional organisations like CFA UK.