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All You Need to Know To Make a Career in Financial Analytics

by Miles Education Make an impact. Lead,Excel, Serve

Are you tired of hearing about Financial Analytics yet not informed enough?

It’s time to put an end to procrastination and you can learn more about a career in financial analytics. 


The main role of a financial analyst is to estimate monetary outcomes from business transactions and suggest investment plans & opportunities that businesses should aim at. What’s more exciting is the employment of the financial analysts are riding up the trends where the organizations await to hire 7,000 financial analysts with lucrative wage per annum. The global metrics can range up to 5 percent from 2019 to 2029 in employing financial analysts with data-education, faster than all other occupations. Expecting a plump growth in career and ample opportunities to progress in different avenues of the financial career. 


The functions that most FA professionals are accounted for:
-  Risk-taking for the organization involves providing financial schemes for the organization’s growth

- Gathering data, preparing financial modeling and maintaining the spreadsheets

- Spending hours on developing investment strategies and direct communication with company management to plan marketing activities and ideas that can bring ROI

- Budgeting finances future actions that would be conducted by the organizations and departments.


What is Financial Analytics  (FA)?


A short preview first, about one-third of the finance function can be handled with Finance Analytics. Yet, it is failing to supplement the modern decision-making process due to the misuse of analytics. Data suggests that even 1% of revenue per the decision adds up ing having a huge impact on the businesses. 


Deriving a financial statemeṇt after analyzing the procured data assists in decoding the financial and other processes and status are analyzed through management decisions that service organization’s interest. The statement, profitability, income, expenditure, asset value, liabilities, and other parameters of financial health and prospects of the company, everything comes under financial analytics. 


Careers to look for in Financial Analytics?

Financial analytics is more of an assessment and how effective is the investment of an organization or business, to check off operational funds, to secure debtors, and raise all claims surrounding the business assets. Plus it’s an important tool that helps to evaluate the data-assets (formal or informal forums) whether the purchase element worths the investment or can fulfill even long-term targets through complete data-analytics tools. In a nutshell, FA can combine income statement, data, cash flow statement, balance sheet, and many other, rather a multifactor dependent valuation, represented in an interactive form. 


Over the past few years, organizations are roping in dynamic capabilities in improving financial performances. Other than drawing annual reports of finance every year, CFOs today are grasping bigger and better opportunities by analyzing past financial records and comparing performances with the contenders. Compounding financial data with operational data with external inputs from social media, demographics, and big data, finance analytics will provide both speed accuracy in finance. This is because financial analytic can prepare to view into the deeper prospects, magnifying each cluster for a more detailed overview. 


FA career take part in the data hype 


In the present scenario, many organizations are trying to be data-driven where most lack actual analytic skill-heads to direct the data into frameworks that can extract the insights. In a survey of 2019 by Deloitte U.S., it was found that almost 63  percent of the executives denied that their organization is ‘truly’ analytics-driven. On the other hand, 67% say they are not comfortable accessing or using data from their tools and resources. 


Using abundant data resources available, numerous strategies are being deployed through– gap analysis, training academies, up-skilling programs, certifications, reimbursement of tuition, rewards, and recognition, etc. But this is no easy task. Becoming a data-driven organization is very challenging and entails significant investment and persistence. Up-skilling or reskilling employees will not happen just with capital investment or training programs. 


How to upskill to become a data-driven financial analyst?


There has to be a change in mindset at every level of the organization. Therefore, driving cultural change is paramount. In addition to the traditional training methods, educational programs should be more engaging, the workforce needs to break silos, collaborate and learn not just the use of analytical tools but focus on the outcomes and solving a real-time problem that the organization faces. This requires capital investment, an intent to up-skill, correct tone at the top, and most importantly a cultural change. A prime example is the banking system in India. Computerization of public sector banks and their evolution from the hardbound ledgers to core-banking would have never been achieved if the employees didn’t adapt to the change, adopt new technology, and most importantly bring about a shift in mindset.


To ‘win the war of skills’ Indian Institutes of Management-Lucknow in collaboration with WileyNXT will be launching the Analytics for Finance & Accounting Course. 


For over 200 years, Wiley has been helping people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. They are dedicated to developing efficient learning products, digital transformation education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions.


Miles Education is the channel partner for the course. For more insights keep an eye on the Miles Education website for more updates!



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