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Financial Analyst Resume Examples

They have investment questions, and you have answers. As a financial analyst, it’s your job to guide private clients and business in financial decisions—as well as assessing the stock market. Here’s how you can wow a potential employer with all your financial know-how.

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Taylor Dawson

555-555-5555 | taylordawson1@example.com | Oakmont, NJ 07713


Summary

Credible financial professional with eight years of success in financial reporting and analysis. Results-oriented leader with a track record of meeting deadlines, managing projects successfully, and increasing company revenue. Thrives in high-pressure environments.


Experience

Bradley ManufacturingSellers, NJ

January 2016-Present

Financial Analyst

  • Increased financial data accuracy throughout the company by creating a new forecast tracking tool
  • Seamlessly and efficiently completed month-end procedures including invoicing and account reconciliations

EBM GlobalMorganville, PA

August 2013-January 2016

Financial Analyst

  • Researched and analyzed financial trends to increase profits
  • Delivered industry analysis and market research to assist with business development activities

Gibson BankRussell Meadows, NJ

July 2012-August 2013

Financial Analyst

  • Developed and managed weekly and monthly spending reports
  • Led cost and benefit analysis for several marketing campaigns

Education

Ellicott University

June 2012-May 2014

MBA

Rutgers University

August 2008-May 2012

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration


Credentials & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Passed CFA Exams I, II and III

Skills

  • Financial modeling
  • Account reconciliation
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Accurate forecasting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Relationship management

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Show off data skills.

Increased technology usage in the workplace means there’s more data than ever to collect, track, and analyze. Reflect on the opportunities you’ve had to capture and analyze financial data in your current job and include them on your resume.

Emphasize accomplishments, not responsibilities.

This requires some creative thought, which totally pays off. You can start making a list of all the responsibilities you had. Then, write next to each of those responsibilities the accomplishments you made. These will be the bullet points you use in your resume. For a financial analyst, you might write something like: managed 10 client portfolios of $5 million annually and exceeded goals by 10 percent.

Ramp up your LinkedIn profile.

Beyond your resume, many recruiters check out your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is also a useful tool for reaching out to your network and discovering job opportunities. So, don’t forget to build your LinkedIn profile with as much care as you do your resume. Use the same principles on LinkedIn as you do in your resume.

Top Action Verbs for Financial Analysts

Advised, coached, exceeded, researched, identified, planned, bolstered, generated, improved, enhanced, grew, evaluated, guided

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