$34.36 to $41.48 per hour
Diploma in accounting, finance or related field
Financial analysts assist in the preparation, analysis and maintenance of financial, budget, statistical transactions and reports. These can include month and year-end close activities, reconciliations, journal entries, budget monitoring and maintenance of hierarchies (e.g., account reporting relationships, signing authority). They are also responsible for analyzing variances and identifying their causes and potential solutions. Financial analysts build and maintain client relationships with frontline managers.
Financial analysts typically work full-time hours, Monday to Friday. They can apply for positions that are either permanent or temporary depending on business needs. They work primarily in corporate offices; however, some travel may be required depending on the requirements of the job.
Financial analysts use computers and telephones for a large portion of their work and may be required to sit for long periods of time. Occasionally, they may work in emotional, challenging or stressful circumstances.