"Terrible work life balance."
"There is always something new to learn."
"I love helping people to make the right business decision based on my experience in financial statements interpretation but hate when being asked to give my advise and the decision goes the opposite way, and it results in the said "I told you"."
"I love the analysis part, I hate the public dealing aspect of it."
"I love the detective work needed to be a great financial analyst. I love to interact with different people and department to learn more about the company."
"It is a good way to gauge the company's performance."
"I have a passion for analyzing financial reports and statements and looking at how I can help a company make a profit."
"I like the challenges that a financial analyst position presents. It's not the same repetitive tasks over and over, you get to work on different projects, which provides exposure to new areas and opportunities to grow professionally."
"I enjoy numbers. Financial analyst get to see the big picture."
"I was the only accountant for the company and as an accountant and that was sometimes difficult to deal with every accounting related stuff. Lonely."
"The main reason that I became a financial analyst was to help people to deal with their money. It is really quite amazing how little most people know about looking after their money and it really isn't their fault, nobody teaches them. This is the biggest thing that got me into this career; I wanted to learn more about how to manage my own money. This required me taking a number of courses which soon put me on the path to becoming a financial advisor. It was also pretty obvious that a lot of people desperately needed help which is something that I really wanted to do. The biggest part of my job is to sit down with my clients and talk to them about their financial goals; this can be really eye opening. In many cases people have goals that they have no idea how to achieve and in many cases their goals are completely unrealistic. Working with them to get them on the right track to meet their goals is a very rewarding part of the job of being a financial advisor and it is something that I really enjoy doing."
"Numbers tell a story. It's the financial analyst's job to interpret and articulate it to others, much like operators in The Matrix. The compensation is also a nice perk!"
"Helping people and companies do the best they can."
"I really love to work with computers, and working as a Financial Analyst limited me. Also, I love to solve problems, but as financial analyst all my work is around numbers."
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