Reporting analysts help drive critical business decisions by analyzing metrics and designing reports. They communicate these results to managers and often provide suggestions based on their findings. Reporting analysts can work in any company that requires data analysis, from health care facilities to financial offices. After several years in this role, reporting analysts can become managers who oversee teams and set analysis agendas.
As a reporting analyst, you must have a bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems or a related field. You should also have advanced skills in SQL and Microsoft Excel, among other software programs. However, no formal certification is required for these. In addition to technical skills, reporting analysts must have the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well. The ability to effectively communicate the results of your analysis is critical.
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