Profession dividend analyst

Dividend analysts calculate and allocate dividends and interest incomes of a company's earnings to a category of its shareholders. They assess business systems and processes in order to identify user needs and to deliver appropriate solutions. They also undertake dividend forecasts on amounts and payment schedules and identify potential risks, based on their financial and market price expertise.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Financial forecasting

    The tool used in performing fiscal financial management to identify revenue trends and estimated financial conditions.

  • Business valuation techniques

    The processes to valuate the worth of the assets of the company and the value of the business following techniques such as asset-based approach, business comparison, and past earnings.

  • Stock market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded.

  • Actuarial science

    The rules of applying mathematical and statistical techniques to determine potential or existing risks in various industries, such as finance or insurance.

  • Financial markets

    The financial infrastructure which permits trading securities offered by companies and individuals govern by regulatory financial frameworks.

Skills

  • Monitor stock market

    Observe and analyse the stock market and its trends on a daily basis to gather up-to-date information in order to develop investment strategies.

  • Forecast dividend trends

    Forecast the payouts corporations make to their shareholders in the long term, taking into account prior dividends, the corporation's financial health and stability, stock market trends, and shareholders' reactions to those trends.

  • Maintain financial records

    Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.

  • Analyse financial performance of a company

    Based on accounts, records, financial statements and external information of the market, analyse the performance of the company in financial matters in order to identify improvement actions that could increase profit.

  • Perform stock valuation

    Analyse, calculate and appraise the value of the stock of a company. Use mathematic and logarithm in order to determine the value in consideration of different variables.

  • Analyse market financial trends

    Monitor and forecast the tendencies of a financial market to move in a particular direction over time.

  • Liaise with shareholders

    Communicate and serve as communication point with shareholders in order to provide an overview on their investments, returns, and long-term plans of the company to increase profitability.

  • Maintain register of shareholders

    Keep an accurate register of shareholders and monitoring changes in share ownership of the company.

  • Calculate dividends

    Calculate the payments made by corporations as distribution of their profit to the shareholders, ensuring that the shareholders receive the correct amount in the correct format, meaning in monetary payouts via deposits or via the issuing of further shares or share repurchase.

  • Analyse financial risk

    Identify and analyse risks that could impact an organisation or individual financially, such as credit and market risks, and propose solutions to cover against those risks.

Optional knowledge and skills

create a financial plan provide support in financial calculation obtain financial information handle financial transactions review investment portfolios synthesise financial information analyse business plans interpret financial statements conduct financial audits trace financial transactions manage financial risk financial statements modern portfolio theory make strategic business decisions