You might hire a business analyst to:

  • Analyze large data sets to form insights
  • Identify and recommend strategies for your business’ operational needs

  • Create financial models, charts, and other data visuals that support your goals

  • Forecast market trends for your budget and organizational function

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Extensive knowledge of how to collect, organize, and evaluate market research
One to two years of work experience in finance or accounting
Attention to detail in written and visual reports
Strong time management skills
Knowledge of relevant database technologies, programming languages, data visualization, and reporting systems
Relevant certification in computer science, IT, mathematics, statistics, or a related field
Demonstrated ability to translate insights into strategies
Collaborative working style
Experience with accurately collecting, organizing, and analyzing large data sets
Excellent interpersonal communication skills