Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Career Advice &...  most desired Finance specialization? (for a BA)
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 6/12/2019 12:52 AM
User is offline gotcha41
1 posts
No Ranking


most desired Finance specialization? (for a BA) 
Hi,

I want to be an IT Business Analyst within the finance area, but in order to pick a specialization, I wonder which one is the most desired one (in terms of demand and job opportunities)?

For instance:

Product costing

Price & planning

Financial steering

Custormer & supplier transactions

Invoicing

General Accounting & Period end

Statutory/Tax reporting

Consolidation

 

 Many thanks

 

 
New Post 7/17/2019 5:13 AM
User is offline Stewart F
96 posts
7th Level Poster


Re: most desired Finance specialization? (for a BA) 

Hi Gotcha41, 

It is rare that you will work within just one domain that you listed above. Quite often a BA is company or organisation specific, not a particular area within it. To answer your own question, I would suggest you look at jobs in the area you are looking to work in (which you didn't mention) and see how many jobs match your criteria. 

Remember that the more specialised you become, the less opportunities there are out there, and also the potential to button hole yourself to only one sort of role. I would suggest you broaden your horizons a bit and become a BA who specialises in Finance. In London, UK there is quite a bit or need for such BAs but I couldn't find any jobs specialising in any one of your particular domains. The US may be different, but I would still broaden out a bit. 

 
New Post 9/8/2020 12:29 AM
User is offline MyLogicVideos
1 posts
No Ranking


Re: most desired Finance specialization? (for a BA) 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 9/8/2020 9:48:30 AM)

There are several professinal finance courses also one can consider. They are a great asset to a fast grwoing career. Few of them are - CMA USA, ACCA, FRM, CFA, CPA USA etc.

 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Career Advice &...  most desired Finance specialization? (for a BA)

Community Blog - Latest Posts

m_anst
m_anst
What Does Success Look Like? I challenge Business Analysts to view requestors’ requirements as an opportunity to define success. Too often, teams fall into a trap focused on requestors’ prescriptive requirements that are meant to serve as roadmaps for developers and testers. When you limit your view of requirements to this prescripti...
0 Responses
Mariya Kotsupalova
Mariya Kotsupalova
They say the best criteria of Business Analyst’s success are a happy customer (business) and a happy engineering team. But what does it mean? How can we break down happiness and measure it? These are precisely the questions my 8 BAs team and I tried to answer this year. The result was a surprisingly efficient pair of surveys we developed and ...
0 Responses
Rajesh-N
Rajesh-N
Explore the Benefits of RPA's Adoption Across Segments In the past few years, we have seen steady growth in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It gathered momentum in 2019 and became a hot topic in IT and business circuits in 2020. The power of process automation will be felt even more strongly, propelling its adoption as a replacement f...
0 Responses






Copyright 2006-2020 by Modern Analyst Media LLC