Who are they and what do they do? A financial analyst surveys and assesses the financial market in currencies, stocks and shares, bonds, debentures, etc. and recommends their purchase or sale. Some analysts work for stockbrokers, others for investment companies.
What are the activities of the job? He/she monitors and assesses the development and achievements of management in business partnerships and other significant enterprises, looking at their annual reports and financial statements, evaluates risks, assumed profits and losses of different investments and other business transactions. He/she also monitors and assesses the financial policy of his/her own organisation, detects the causes of fluctuations in the economic results of the organisation and makes financial recommendations.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In offices, most often in banks and business or investment companies.
What tools/equipment do they use? Computers and other office equipment.
What do you need to succeed? You need university education in the field of economics, a methodical approach to work and the ability to make a correct financial or economic judgement.