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Commercial Analyst

Gather and analyse data to build financial models and provide insights.

What's it like to be a Commercial Analyst?

Commercial Analysts are responsible for gathering financial and operational data about an organisation, and providing assessments and analysis of the data. Commercial Analysts sit within the finance team of a company and assist in driving the positive financial direction of a company.

Commercial Analyst

Tasks and duties

  • Financial modelling.
  • Preparing budgets and monthly or quarterly forecasting.
  • Undertaking competitor analysis.
  • Providing support to business leadership team.
  • Using data to create narratives and stories to help inform decision-making.
  • Writing analyses and distributing or presenting to key stakeholders.
  • Identifying business improvement opportunities and efficiencies.

What can I earn as a Commercial Analyst?

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How to become a Commercial Analyst


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Commercial Analysts are usually required to be CPA/CA qualified accounting professionals, or be working towards their accreditation.

  1. Complete an undergraduate degree majoring in Accounting. You’ll need to complete an approved degree in order to apply for accreditation as a Chartered Account or Certified Practising Accounting.
  2. Look for employment opportunities as a Junior Commercial Analyst to gain experience while completing your studies.

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Latest Commercial Analyst reviews

Latest reviews from 6 Commercial Analysts surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Commercial analyst is a great job for those that like to work on new projects constantly
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Manufacturing
The good things
Opportunity to work on a wide variety of different projects. Large part of my role is finding inefficiencies and solving
The challenges
Need to be self motivated to continue to find new work and to promote work completed
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Aug 2019
Being a Commercial Analyst/Financial Investigator puts you under a spot light, suceed and you shine. I love it!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts in Accountingg
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Financial Investigations
The good things
As a Commercial Analyst/Financial Investigator you get to align your clients expectations with the aims and objectives of your clients business partners and or suppliers. At times you get to investiga...
The challenges
There a number of challenges, some relate to the teasing out of the information you require. You need diplomacy and dogged determination. You have to believe that what you are doing will prove positiv...
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