Are you a young finance professional? Several employment options in the financial sector may be available based on your background, qualifications, experience, and interests. Therefore, start with these five things, and you will be well on your way to a successful career in finance!
#1: Business Partnering
Learn how to provide value and see finance as a service provider bringing value to internal clients.
How? Find a colleague in your company who is good at business partnering and learn from him/her.
#2: Learn PowerBI
This is the number one growing Business Intelligence tool. Moreover, in a few years, it will be a minimum requirement to have experience with it.
How? First, install PowerBI for free. Then, go to YouTube for many free tutorials and create your own first report within 30 minutes.
#3: Financial Modeling
Build financial models to support your analysis and business decisions. In other words, this will show your strong analytical and technical skills.
How? Start with small models, learn the three financial statements and train yourself in a financial modeling course.
#4: Get A Finance Professional Qualification
Get a recognized financial qualification to make you stand out from the others. Also, it will give you the technical knowledge and skills required in finance.
How? You can start with a part-time MBA or an online financial qualification like CFA, FRM, or ACA.
#5: Finance Professional Analysis
You need to be able to understand and explain the financial statements of your company, sector, or country. Furthermore, how do the results compare to the budget, last year, or the competition? Also, what do the ratios tell you?
How? Begin with being curious and reading annual reports, and look for someone who can help you understand them. In addition, learn PVM, standard costing, project variances, and sensitivity analysis.
Conclusion – Become A Top Finance Professional
A great place to start if you want to have a successful financial career is to enroll in a finance course. Therefore, you can contact me or check out my course.
Additionally, if you need help to advance on any of these five topics, you can contact me.