Are there any certifications for Financial Analyst and Budget Analyst?

I am looking for Financial Analyst and Budget Analyst as is applies to the government contracting industry using Excel.

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  • 7 years ago
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    1. Financial analyst certification online lets you to become certified in financial analysis with no having to take time out of your work schedule to study. There are two main bodies for financial analyst certification online in the US, the CFA Institute and the American Academy of Financial Management. The CFA Institute proposes the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification and the AAFM presents many dissimilar kinds of financial analyst certification online.

    2. For details, please read at:

    http://www.certificationsweb.com/online-certificat...

    3. IABFM Certifications and Designations - Professional CertificationsCBA - Certified Budget Analyst - CBA - Certified Budget Analyst

    Designed for specialist Budget professionals, this designation covers specialist budget skills like Zero-based budgeting, beyond budgeting and other analyst skills. It is for professionals with at least 5 years experience in budget formulation or relevant

    4. For details, please read:

    http://education-portal.com/articles/Budget_Analys...

    http://theiafm.org/iafm-certifications.php

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  • 4 years ago

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    I used to work in the treasury department of a large Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley (a competitor to Yahoo, in fact). The CTP designation is extremely important and is essential for career advancement in the treasury profession. Not many people outside the field are familiar with it, but that doesn't make it less desired by treasury managers. Everyone who's ever worked in or around a treasury department is familiar with the CTP. When we were hiring new treasury managers, the job requirements asked for a CTP OR CFA. Generally speaking, if someone has a CFA, which is more difficult to obtain, it's understood that he or she either already knows what is required for the CTP, or could study for it in a very, very short period of time. If you have both certifications, as well as your relevant degrees, you're almost guaranteed an interview. In treasury departments, the hierarchy goes something like this (varies by company): 1. Treasury Analyst 2. Sr. Treasury Analyst 3. Treasury Manager 4. Assistant Treasurer 5. Treasurer There is only one exam for the CTP, as opposed to 3 for the CFA, so my advice is to study and take it as soon as you can. That said, you don't "need" a CTP certification before you can start working, but it will make you extremely competitive, since there were only a few professionals in our department that had it. If you were to get your CFA on top of your CTP, you would almost surely be overqualified for the entry-level role (but apply anyway), and may be tasked with assisting the Treasury managers with investment-related work (investing the company's spare cash in liquid, relatively-safe investments like money-market funds and high-grade corporate bonds). There was only one guy in our entire department who was a CFA charterholder and he was involved with FX as an Assistant Treasurer. I'm not sure what area you're considering, but obviously, the larger the firm, the higher the salary for treasury professionals. Tech companies are known to pay particularly well in this field (granted California is expensive). If you do get both certifications, I'd skip the entry-level job descriptions and apply directly for the mid-level. Entry-level treasury work is very monotonous and would be an insult to your credentials, if I do say so myself.

  • Monita
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    4 years ago

    I doubt there are very many job openings ever as a "Treasury Analyst" - I have never heard of that position or known anyone who has even mentioned it

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