Resume Skills and Keywords for Financial Analyst

Financial analysts play a critical role in managing the financial health and profitability of a business. These highly skilled professionals examine economic data and trends, identify financial conditions and values, and assist in the direction of investment decisions. 

Skills required for Financial Analyst role:

  • Statistical Analysis 
  • GAAP 
  • General Ledger 
  • Data Validation Techniques  
  • Risk Management 
  • Financial Statement Preparation 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • P&L Management 
  • Financial Planning 
  • Financial Modelling 
  • Financial Advisory and Consultation 
  • Cross-department Coordination 
  • Resource and Cost Optimization 
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Financial Software Applications
  • Corporate Finance Knowledge

What recruiters look for in a Financial Analyst resume: 

  • Ability to improve fiscal health by doing in-depth financial data analytics to generate rich, actionable insights that drive corporate performance. 
  • Skills in creating forecast models to incorporate improvements as the business grows.
  • Expertise in creating business cases to assist decision-making and pricing decisions 
  • Competencies in creating new policies and procedures to establish and guide reformed cost analysis processes.

What can make your Financial Analyst resume stand out:

A strong summary that demonstrates your skills, experience, and background as the Financial Analyst

Detail-oriented Financial Analyst with a background leveraging CPA credentials and hands-on experience in quantitative & statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting. 

  • Provide robust modeling and reporting to facilitate executive-level decision-making. 
  • Strong analytical skills; support operations through analysis of key performance indicators and trends. 
  • Consensus-driven communicator; liaise across various business units and promote organizational success. 

Targeted job description 

  • Assist in the close process by assessing revenue patterns and variations, as well as comparing and correcting data to reconcile financial transactions.
  • Create and maintain secure databases to track business performance and give management insights into potential dangers or opportunities.
  • Maintain standards by consolidating quarterly reporting packages and doing complete internal reporting and financial data analysis 

Related academic background 

  • MBA (Finance) ► Amity University 2015 
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics & Finance ► University of Delhi 2009 - 2012


Sample Resume of Financial Analyst in Text Format

Richa Chaddha

Financial Analyst 

+98580264724 | richachaddha@gmail.com 

Detail-oriented Financial Analyst with a background leveraging CPA credentials and hands-on experience in quantitative & statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting. 

  • Provide robust modeling and reporting to facilitate executive-level decision-making. 
  • Strong analytical skills; support operations through analysis of key performance indicators and trends. 
  • Consensus-driven communicator; liaise across various business units and promote organizational success. 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

Financial Analyst ► Lalit Tayal & Associates, Noida Oct 2017 - Jul 2021 

  • Provided value-added reporting and analysis to help drive business results, support better business decisions, and aid in effective planning. 
  • Supported the senior management team and corporate in developing and maintaining financial analysis and reports. 
  • Updated management report with value-added comparative information and drove p&l analysis. Coordinated the automation of the pricing tool to provide improved visibility to support business opportunities and drive growth. 

Junior Financial Analyst ► Markegist, Delhi May 2013 - Sep 2017 

  • Prepared and presented company quarterly, monthly and annual financial information to management. 
  • Performed reviews of various financial statements to identify financial reporting issues and drove resolution of these issues. 
  • Worked closely with other finance department groups to ensure proper data flow and accurate information in PeopleSoft Financials and SalesForce CRM. 

Financial Analyst Intern ► ICS Jan 2013 - Sep 2013 

  • Provided support to the Senior Financial analyst to ensure daily operations and requirements are fulfilled for a special access Government program. 
  • Responsible for payment procedures including creating Invoices, preparing payment schedules, processing and recording expenditures through paying Bills, making Deposits, and Wire transfers. 
  • Processed, recorded, reviewed, and reconciled a variety of financial transactions for numerous accounts. 

EDUCATION 

  • MBA (Finance) ► Amity University 2015 
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics & Finance ► University of Delhi 2009 - 2012

 SKILLS 

Statistical Analysis | GAAP | General Ledger | Data Validation Techniques | Risk Management | Financial Advisory and Consultation | Cross-department Coordination | Resource and Cost Optimization 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Business Plan Competition

  •  Participated in the local Council’s Business Plan Competition with 2 classmates to build a mock Food Business.
  •  Conducted and managed industry and market analysis, customer behavior and trends, growth, promotions, and positioning of the business. 
  • Awarded a Merit Certificate out of 60 teams from various colleges and universities who competed in the tournament. 

Club Treasurer 

  • Audited membership dues, receipt, and club transactions accurately 
  • Worked closely with President and Vice-President to organize club events 
  • Assigned each club member with tasks to encourage club involvement 

Core committee member of Social Club 

  • Attended meetings with the Students’ Union and the University, including committee training, one-to-one meetings and group meetings with other clubs and societies. 
  • In-Charge of managing the committee and the affairs of the club, including planning and running meetings. 
  • Guided all decisions taken by the committee and communicated these to all members Coordinated the committee, ensuring that members undertake their role in an efficient and effective manner 

Coordinator, Organizing committee 

  • Served as the organization’s recognition and appreciation coordinator 
  • Maintained organizational records, storage, and office. 
  • Prepared and files any report required. 
  • Handled all official correspondence of the organization. 
  • Performed other duties as directed by the President. 

Event Coordinator in Amity University

Organized following events

  • International youth day 
  • Alumni Meet- “MILAP” 
  • Blood donation camp 
  • Paristhiti
  • Renaissance- Management and cultural fest of Amity University