Credit Analyst job description

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Description

Credit Analysts are required to review creditworthiness of people applying for credits. Their duties are closely related to the approval of loans for businesses or individuals. These analysts have a main goal that is to protect the lender and provide the borrower the money that is needed. They can work for investment companies, banks, and credit rating agencies.

Credit Analysts usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Providing services to internal customers.
• Assessing overall credit worthiness of clients.
• Advising changes to policies.
• Teaming up with other company members.
• Analyzing financial information.

Skills

• Having excellent IT skills.
• Being able to solve various problems.
• Having good research skills.
• Having knowledge of credit based business operations.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having analytical skills.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Being able to work on different projects at the same time.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being organized.

Education

One of the main requirements to obtain a Credit Analyst post is to have a University Degree, College Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. These qualifications can be in Statistics, Business, Accounting, and Math. It is also recommended to have related work experience such as credit application processing, accounting, or accounts receivable. Many workers on this area have a Master in Business Administration in Finance due to the subjects offered in that course, including financial statement analysis, statistics, finance, ratio analysis, among others.

A recommendation for people working on this industry is to have a Chartered Financial Analyst Certification offered by the CFA, because various companies have this qualification as a mandatory requirement for application processes.

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