103- Financial analysts
Financial analysts conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
Financial analysts perform financial analysis and evaluation duties, independently, and of average difficulty. Assignments involve applying a thorough knowledge of established work methods and procedures and of pertinent regulatory or statutory provisions in performing assigned financial analysis and evaluation work. They also the full variety of financial and management problems which normally occur in corporate organizations. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.
Job activities and tasks include:
- analyzing financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions
- maintaining knowledge and staying abreast of developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory
- interpreting data affecting investment programs, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, and economic influences
- monitoring economic, industrial, and corporate developments through analysis of information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, and personal interviews
- recommending investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the investing public
- determining the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public preparing plans of action for investment based on financial analyses
- evaluating and comparing the relative quality of various securities in a given industry
- presenting oral and written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries
Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and principles of finance applicable to the full range of financial operations and transactions involved in the general activities of the various types of business corporate organizations
Financial work may involve regulation and surveillance by securities commission or like body. Typically work regular business hours, although there maybe requirements for weekend work or evenings, to complete projects and reports. They tend to spend most of their time working in offices and often review detailed and complex data and information. The work can be stressful when required to meet tight management set deadlines. May also,travel nationally and internationally to undertake research and to attend conferences and seminars.
Bachelor degree in financial analysis or business administration or related discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
5 years and above.
Abu Dhabi National Bank, Technology Development Committee, Abu Dhabi National Bank, large finance and insurance companies, government agencies and authorities, Dubai Stock Exchange, Mubadala Oil and Gas
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Bond analyst - Investment analyst - Securities consultant
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Credit Products Officer - Operational Risk Analyst - Planning Analyst - Research Analyst
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