{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Seems like the “Financial Analyst” role is just a new title for Accountant. I’m on my third interview for a Senior Financial Analyst position but the job description seems to be a mixture of both general accounting activities but also financial statement analysis. Is this a trap? Or is it truly a hybrid finance/accounting role?", "post_id": "5fbc4482dd2098001af427cb", "reply_count": 5, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "59eff9a569d52d00113392cc", "bowl_name": "Accounting Exit Opportunities" }

Seems like the “Financial Analyst” role is just a new title for Accountant. I’m on my third interview for a Senior Financial Analyst position but the job description seems to be a mixture of both general accounting activities but also financial statement analysis. Is this a trap? Or is it truly a hybrid finance/accounting role?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

It’s usually a trap. What’s the job description?

like

I don’t mind doing a hybrid as accounting is where my skill set is (bachelors and masters in accounting). However, I don’t want the job to be 100% accounting I want to perform analysis and forecasting as well.

helpful

I have been on so many “Financial Analyst” interviews and they were ALL accounting. Freaking trap.

like

I’ve found that “financial reporting analyst” is the one you’re going to want to avoid if you’re looking to do something finance heavy

Related Posts

8 months till I graduate with a Masters degree focusing on Finance. Anyone willing to refer me for an Analyst role at any of the IBs/VC firms or Finance Consulting role at Big 4/MBB preferably in NYC? International Student here. Thank You.

like

Any advice for a industry-side strategy intern when applying for analyst/associate positions?

like

Got an interview with BCG DV. Can anyone who works or interviewed there provide some insight into the recruiting process? Or even working there

like

Last round of interview coming up for an analyst/associate role in IB M&A. I have 2 years of experience in Big4 M&A. The previous interview round was very technical, and the last round will be a ”business case”, which lasts about 3.5 hours, including a short introduction, 2-hour preparation, and a presentation. They will provide me the PC. What would you expect an IBD case study to be like? I’m not sure if I have to build everything from scratch or if I can use some ready-made layouts.

like

Have interview with Cognizant for position of Business Intelligence, someone please help what to prepare.

like

Im a third year that applied for an L&E position with an AM100 firm. Didn’t graduate from a top 100 law school but I’ve had great experience working at top firms. Im requesting that I only come in to the office 2 days per week and do remote the remainder of the week (so I don’t have to move to the city and can just commute in those 2 days). Odds that I get the job?

like

Hi 👋🏻 I’m new here! For people working in big 4 risk assurance, how many clients do you generally juggle at a time and how many hours do you typically work in a week? I just started a few months ago in an IA role for a company after working in external audit. I like the work, but it’s just not a great culture fit and I’m thinking of boomeranging back to public but for IA to get more of that experience.

like

Is there anyone else out there who keeps getting ghosted by agencies after interviewing for jobs? I've been applying to jobs for months. I've constantly been changing my approach and techniques. Yet I keep getting ghosted by agencies - sometimes even after I reach out asking for an update. I guess I just gotta assume that my acceptance email got lost and move on. 😂

likefunny

How easy is it to move from a tax client service internship into a fulltime advisory role upon graduation?

like

Tips for prepping for case interviews for an interview in 2 weeks? Really quite rusty

like
like

Hi, Ping me personally and share resume for openings at Cognizant if interested. Azure and data skills: ADF, Data bricks, Pyspark/python, ADL, ETL(Any tool) Informatica/Teradata etc

like

How much money is enough money? Interviewing with a bunch of companies but dont know how to make a tradeoff between the role and culture vs comp. How do y'all think about comp?

like

In your experience, how many days/weeks/months did it take from final interview to offer?

likehelpful

Any companies hiring full time remote? Experience +4 years mid tier IB Associate

like

Anyone can give some pointers for what to say for the "Why Stanford" question in the interview? higher marks for those that are weirdly specific :)

likefunny

How does disclosing our disability status in job apps impact our chances of getting interviewed?

like

Someone sent me a copy of their resume and I know there test scores are inflated. It’s not my resume so I don’t care what they do but curious about how inflated test scores are detected when applying

New to implementations but got stuck managing/doing configurations. I’m not the PM but I deal with engineers and client face almost every. Best book for this type of role besides the Phoenix project?

It seems a lot of industries are struggling with labor shortage, Have most people taken jobs in a different industry or there are people available but not applying for these positions? Given that now the government pandemic benefits are done, what's going on exactly?

like

Additional Posts

Why are stock options granted to employees classified as an expense? What money is really being spent that is causing the net profit to decreaee? It seems that a company could issue a billion dollars of grants to always have a net loss and never pay taxes but they never spend a dollar.

like

8 months till I graduate with a Masters degree focusing on Finance. Anyone willing to refer me for an Analyst role at any of the IBs/VC firms or Finance Consulting role at Big 4/MBB preferably in NYC? International Student here. Thank You.

like

I graduated with a marketing degree and had to take a job that could sponsor my visa. Now I'm 25 and thinking to go to portfolio school for AD. Any recommendations? Or career advice?

like

Hello everyone! This is my first time posting since joining this platform. I’m interested in connecting with someone who is open to HR mentoring. I’ve been in HR now for about six years and have never had a mentor. I’ve been relying mostly on SHRM and other people in the company for feedback. Even if it’s for feedback, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!

like

Anyone work on the corporate side of ACN? They reached out to me for a compensation job, which is what I do. I am thinking it may be a path to other consulting areas if I don’t like it. Thoughts?

Does anyone know what the culture/WLB is like for Solutions Architects at AWS?

like

Any advice for a industry-side strategy intern when applying for analyst/associate positions?

like

Got an interview with BCG DV. Can anyone who works or interviewed there provide some insight into the recruiting process? Or even working there

like

Which is the best source to study and clear AWS CCP in 10 days? I want to book the online test on Jan 1 or 2.

like

Is there an appropriate way to turn down an assignment because it is non-billable? Two of the partners I work for keep asking me to write client bulletins and articles with them, which is great, but now I’m starting to worry about meeting my billable hours requirement.

like

Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

likehelpful

Which NYC big law firms provide solo offices to at least midlevel associates and above that have actual walls (not all glass)? And are not planning to change the layout any time soon given wfh?

like

Last round of interview coming up for an analyst/associate role in IB M&A. I have 2 years of experience in Big4 M&A. The previous interview round was very technical, and the last round will be a ”business case”, which lasts about 3.5 hours, including a short introduction, 2-hour preparation, and a presentation. They will provide me the PC. What would you expect an IBD case study to be like? I’m not sure if I have to build everything from scratch or if I can use some ready-made layouts.

like

Trying to do a ski ⛷ trip in (Breckenridge? Colorado) with ~9 other people in December for 30th 👴🏻 birthday, rent out a House/chalet. Is this a good idea? Any recommendations on locations? Is a hotel better? Thinking for a week!

like

Realize someone recently asked this in the main bowl, but... Why don’t we have anything in place to track actual hours worked vs. the 40 billed to the client? Could provide many insights

like

I've gotten lazy this week. How do yall get back on the path and get motivated to get it done?

like

Have interview with Cognizant for position of Business Intelligence, someone please help what to prepare.

like

Currently in Sales Ops, previously a BDR at smaller company. 2 YOE. I'm thinking about switching over to consulting. I want to go back to client facing but at a strategic level without focusing too much on selling. Any advice? Referrals? I'm within healthcare.

like

Can EY start the green card prices at the senior 1 level after 2 years at the firm?

like

Im a third year that applied for an L&E position with an AM100 firm. Didn’t graduate from a top 100 law school but I’ve had great experience working at top firms. Im requesting that I only come in to the office 2 days per week and do remote the remainder of the week (so I don’t have to move to the city and can just commute in those 2 days). Odds that I get the job?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal