The work is still incredibly important and exciting - it collects data from across the company and from comparable companies and industries, prepares analysis and models to "make sense of the data", and cooperates in the team's processing of that information to reach the optimal decision.
As you can see, there are a wide range of opportunities to make an impact on the organization as a Financial Analyst, and it is a great way to become familiar with a businesses operations in preparation for future roles.
As a financial analyst you use data to make all kinds of decisions. You can decide between different scenarios for a business case with financial modeling, you can run profitability analysis and projection statements to decide on price point on a product or service, and you can run calculations to understand the current and long term impacts on a capital investment, like a real estate purchase.
Analysts can run various reports on sales, units, profits, customer retention rates, etc to assess the current state of the business, to understand the different driver affecting the profitability of the business, and to make decisions about where the company can invest money. It can be a lot of fun using data to back up decisions you can feel confident in, and a strong financial analyst can find a job anywhere as it's such an important strength for any business to have!
As a financial analyst you will also be involved in reporting and analysis. Communication is also equally important as you need to present your view......