Financial Analyst Jobs Big Rapids MI

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Mr. Jon P. Lebaron, CFP®
(231) 832-2545
211 N Chestnut St
Reed City, MI
LeBaron Financial Group

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Edward Jones
(888) 891-1460
207 S Chestnut St # A
Reed City, MI

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Michigan Works! Osceola Service Center
(231) 832-3131
240 East Church Street
Reed City, MI
Donald Vanden Brink
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(616) 392-3108
210 Central Avenue, Suite 210
Holland, MI
Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, High Net Worth Client Needs
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Sam Fawaz
Y.D. Financial Services, Inc.
(734) 447-5305
47969 Inveraray Road
Canton, MI
Tax Planning, Divorce Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, College/Education Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA, MST

Fifth Third Bank
(231) 592-4100
Big Rapids Downtown, 101 N. Michigan
Big Rapids, MI
Office Hours
M-F 9-5; SA 9-12
Drive Up Hours
M-W 8:30-5:30; TH-F 8:30-6

Michigan Works! Mecosta Service Center
(231) 796-0049
826 North State St
Big Rapids, MI
Laurie Stegenga
Foresight Capital Management Advisors, Inc.
(734) 709-3771
7029 Noble Road
Saline, MI
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Middle Income Client Needs, College/Education Planning
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Wayne Titus
AMDG Financial
(734) 737-0855
684 Deer Street
Plymouth, MI
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, AIFA, CPA/PFS, CISA

Ted Feight
Creative Financial Design
(517) 371-5100
2112 Tulane Drive
Lansing, MI
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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Financial Analyst

How to become a Financial Analyst

At minimum, a bachelor's degree in some kind of business area is usually required. Many financial analysts also have advanced degrees in business or finance. Beyond university education, there are a variety of professional designations and licenses that various types of analysts can obtain, depending on how the analysts intend to apply their trade. For example, there are very detailed requirements to become an investment consultant, which is an area where financial analysis becomes important. Continuing education is required to maintain these licenses and designations, and due the market always changing and being a dynamic, large place, financial analysts are known to frequently attend seminars and trainings in their field.

What does a Financial Analyst do?

Financial analysts measure the performance and health of companies, which is research often used in the investment industry. In fact, they often work for investment houses and other companies that keep track of companies, risk, and success, like insurance companies, media companies, financial services companies and professional services firms. This data goes into helping investors make sound decisions. The data the analysts study are a number of significant financial numbers and figures, like company revenues, growth/shrink rates, expenses and costs, tax rates, future prospects, merger and acquisition activity, etc. All these in turn feed into an assessment of the company's overall value and the value of an investment in that company.

This information on the value of a company can be utilized in various ways. For example, financial analysis features heavily in the decisions of whether or not to acquire or liquidate companies themselves, if they are owned by another company or firm, which is another environment where financial analysis is important. It is also used by consultants who counsel people and companies on their investments.

Financial analysts tend to focus on a particular segment of the marketplace, not the whole marketplace. This can be done by focusing o a particular industry or geographic region.

The tools financial analysts use today are all software and internet based.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Financial Analyst?

An investigative curiosity is a good trait to have, as well as skill with math and quantitative analysis. A thorough knowledge and feel for business is also important, as are communication skills, as much of the day to day activity of analysis has to do with report and summary writing. People skills are important if the analyst intends to go into a consultative kind of role. Finally, comfort and skill with technology in general and new technology that is constantly developing is important.

How much do Financial Analysts make?

In 2007, the wage range for financial analysts was from $42,000 - $137,000+. The salary varies depending upon location, experience, and many ...

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