How to Become a Financial Account Analyst

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Become a financial account analyst by obtaining a four-year degree and a graduate degree that focus on understanding financial statements, budgeting and forecasting. Help a company understand its financial needs with information from an accounting professor in this free video on accounting careers.

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Hi, my name is Shawn Jones, adjunct professor here at Argosy University. Today we're talking about how to become a financial analyst. A financial analyst, to become a financial analyst with most companies you'll need to have a four year degree. More than likely, also some type of graduate degree. The information and courses that you'll be able to take within that given degree will help you gain the necessary knowledge and experience that you'll need to be able to become a financial analyst. Basically, a financial analyst is there to be able to help the company or organization understand it's financial needs. So, a basic understanding of financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, are all helpful tools in being able to become a financial analyst. While these things can be learned on the job, most importantly, that background and understanding needs to come from a four year university where you'll be able to gain the insight and knowledge and education that is needed. For more information about this topic, please visit our website, argosy.edu. There you can find our phone number or an address to come and visit our Salt Lake City campus.

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