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Financial Analyst

Find out how to become a financial analyst. Get information on job openings, essential skills, qualifications and expected salary.

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The current average salary of an Financial Analyst is $71, 700 - 106,000 annually


Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in making sound investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments and then make business recommendations. This sector is poised for growth and salaries are expected to rise.

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Key skills

Managing directors are high-level executives who are responsible for organisation policy setting and direction.

  • Direct company resources including finances and employees
  • Use workflow reporting to monitor budgets and spending
  • Lead and direct the work of others towards company goals and philosophies
  • Evaluate the performance of senior managers and their departments
  • Act as an organisation representative at important functions and in the media
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and company policies

Quick facts

Financial analysts help companies make sound financial investments by analysing the stock market, the company’s annual reports and investment portfolio. This sector is showing growth with 55,900 new jobs expected by 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    41.3 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Finance and insurance; technical, scientific and professional services; manufacturing; and public service
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for financial analyst start at a Bachelor level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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