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What Is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a certification offered by the CFA Institute and a title for those who have earned this certification. Getting a CFA charter requires several exams and can be difficult. However, the CFA designation is highly …

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Business Analyst vs. Data Analyst: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a business analyst vs. data analyst? In some organizations, these roles are interchangeable. However, business analysts generally take a more comprehensive role, bridging the gap between data analysis and a business’s goals. On the other hand,

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Accountant vs. Auditor: What’s the Difference?

Businesses rely on both accountants and auditors to create and review financial statements. The main difference between accountants vs. auditors is accountants focus on compiling financial data and crafting reports. On the other hand, auditors review financial information to ensure …

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The Best Data Job Simulations on Forage to Jumpstart Your Career

When you’re searching for a data job you want your resume to shine. And while tailoring yours to the job description is a good way to go, you know you’re not the only person who’ll do that. Having experience in …

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CFA vs. CPA: What’s the Difference?

A CFA (chartered financial analyst) is a finance professional who analyzes companies’ financial data and stock prices to make meaningful predictions about future performance. CPAs (certified public accountants) are often responsible for compiling the financial data CFAs then analyze. Choosing …

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What Is a Data Analyst?

A data analyst is a problem solver who prepares and analyzes data to provide organizations with insights that help them make better business decisions. If you’re interested in a tech career involving both technical skills and interesting challenges, a career …

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