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Analyst - Financial
Analyst - Financial
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Analyst - Financial

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers - use spreadsheet software
  • Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions.
  • Getting Information - gather relevant financial data
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze scientific research data or investigative findings
  • Processing Information - compute financial data
  • Prepare plans of action for investment, using financial analyses.
  • Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

About the test

The HR Avatar Analyst - Financial Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Analyst - Financial test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-2051.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Business Finance
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$50,350 or less
Bottom 25%:
$62,640 or less
$81,760 (Average)
Top 25%:
$111,760 or more
Top 10%:
$165,100 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:8,940

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Economics and Accounting
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Near Vision
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Number Facility
Education Requirements
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Accounting Analyst, Alternative Financing Specialist, Analyst, Bank Analyst, Banking Analyst, Bond Analyst, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Commodity Analyst, Corporate Financial Analyst, Corporate Securities Research Analyst, Corporate Statistical Financial Analyst, Credit Products Officer, Energy Efficiency Finance Manager, Equity Research Analyst, Finance Analyst, Financial Analyst, Financial Systems Analyst, Fiscal Analyst, Government Incentives Alternative Financing Specialist, Green Material Value-Added Assessor, Institutional Commodity Analyst, Investment Analyst, Investment Officer, Investments Manager, Investor, Money Manager, Mutual Fund Accountant, Planning Analyst, Portfolio Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Pricing Analyst, Pricing Specialist, Real Estate Analyst, Real Estate Investor, Renewable Energy System Finance Specialist, Securities Analyst, Securities Consultant, Securities Research Analyst, Statistical Financial Analyst, Stock Analyst, Treasury Analyst, Trust Evaluation Supervisor, Trust Officer

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Compare the costs of two different options for implementing a process.[
  • Determine whether leasing or purchasing equipment is more efficient.
  • Predict possible changes in profit.
  • Identify problems with a savings program.
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