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"Financial Analyst"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Financial Analyst"

1) Analyze financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions.

2) Assemble spreadsheets and draw charts and graphs used to illustrate technical reports, using computer.

3) Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry.

4) Interpret data affecting investment programs, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, and economic influences.

5) Maintain knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory.

6) Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments through the analysis of information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, and personal interviews.

7) Prepare plans of action for investment based on financial analyses.

8) Present oral and written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries.

9) Recommend investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the investing public.

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10) Collaborate with investment bankers to attract new corporate clients to securities firms.

11) Contact brokers and purchase investments for companies, according to company policy.

12) Determine the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public.

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