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Mr. Stanley D. Buss, CFP®
(913) 515-1403
26528 Metcalf
Louisburg, KS
Firm
Financial Cares, Inc.

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Adams Marsha Insurance
(913) 755-3370
105 E Main St
Osawatomie, KS
 
Western Union
(913) 294-2777
17 S Pearl St
Paola, KS
 
Landmark Title Co
(913) 294-4600
202 S Silver St
Paola, KS
 
Check Into Cash
(913) 294-9031
1401 Baptiste Dr
Paola, KS
 
Farm Bureau Financial
(913) 755-2118
508 5th St
Osawatomie, KS
 
Midwest Regional Credit Union
(913) 755-2127
557 Main St
Osawatomie, KS
 
Miami County Economic Development Corporation
(913) 294-4045
103 N Silver St
Paola, KS
 
Sycamore Investment Group Llc
(913) 783-4495
24695 Old Kc Rd
Paola, KS
 
Farm Bureau Financial Service
(913) 294-2737
11 S Pearl St
Paola, KS
 
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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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