What does a Reporting Analyst do?

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.

  • Design business analysis and data recording systems for use throughout the department
  • Maintain databases and perform updates as necessary to ensure accuracy
  • Regularly examine data reports to locate and resolve mistakes throughout
  • Accurately analyze and collect data for various types of business reports
  • Create business reports that provide insight into key data points
  • Communicate the results of data analysis in written and verbal form to managers
  • Support various departments, including marketing and sales, in reaching their goals through analysis
  • Monitor data to identify changes in financial and business trends
  • One to three years of experience as a financial or business analyst
  • Experience in SAP, object-oriented programming and other data analysis programs
  • Analytical skills that allow for the development of data-driven reports
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and prioritize projects to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use SQL and Microsoft Excel to create pivot tables, graphs and charts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively relate data to coworkers
  • Excellent critical thinking skills to help solve business problems and make decisions
  • Tendency to pay close attention to small details that could impact results
  • General knowledge of business operations, objectives, strategies, process and information flow
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Reporting Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,561 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £36K
£57K
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Reporting Analyst Career Path

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ManulifeManulife
Senior Financial Reporting Analyst
11 May 2021

“+ not the best in the industry in terms of salary but for those starting career it's a perfect place”

Clearwater AnalyticsClearwater Analytics
Reporting Manager
18 Sep 2019

“95 people in 4 years I've worked here) that provides great career opportunities.”

Boston PrivateBoston Private
Senior Reporting Analyst
16 Jan 2021

“I have been given more and more responsibility over the years and have grown both personally/professionally. It is a great place to launch a career.”

AerotekAerotek
Report Developer
29 Aug 2020

“Sales people are nice and great to work with.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Reporting Analyst
31 Jul 2019

“Good development opportunities and many internal job postings”

ServiceMacServiceMac
Financial Reporting Analyst
12 May 2021

“And then I was laid off two weeks later (the third Monday) because I didn't "have the needed technical skills".”

BNY MellonBNY Mellon
Financial Reporting Analyst
28 Apr 2021

“Manager was good to work with and learn from.”

Razor Consulting SolutionsRazor Consulting Solutions
Financial Reporting Analyst
29 Sep 2020

“Minimum opportunities for growth and personal development.”

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