There are so many different roles and titles that it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Working in finance involves analyzing risk, managing money and coming up with solutions to meet investors’ needs. Working in this industry means working with numbers on a daily basis, which can be challenging for some people. But what does it mean to work in finance? Do you need a degree? What are the different types of jobs available? And how do you get started? Let’s take a look at what we think you need to know about entry-level jobs in finance.

Interim financial statements are a bridge between annual company reports. The interim period is typically defined as the time between one annual company report and the next. It’s not as simple as once-a-year reporting and twice-a-year reporting.  Accounting standards dictate what must be included in interim financial statements and how that information should be reported. This post will cover the importance of interim financial statements and why you should consider an audit if you need to create any for your business.

Consolidated financial statements are the combined reporting of a parent company and its subsidiaries. These statements are merged together to provide an overview of the entire organization, rather than separate reporting for each entity. Readers of consolidated financial statements should be able to analyze and interpret these documents with ease. But some may find them challenging due to their complexity.

Thinking of hiring a financial advisor? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, many Americans today are turning to professional advisors for help with their personal finances. A recent study found that nearly 60% of adults in the U.S. are willing to spend $200 or more on financial advice from an unbiased third party—an increase of 20% from the last time this poll was taken in 2011. 

Excel VBA for Loops is something that most people avoid like the plague, and there is good reason for this. Once you get past their scary name, they aren’t all that bad. In fact, they are probably one of the most useful things you can learn if you are interested in creating macros and automating Excel. Beyond their scary name, another reason why so many people avoid using loops in VBA is because it can seem tricky at first.

When analyzing data sets, you may come across a situation where you need to test the hypothesis that two different samples come from populations with the same median. In statistics, this is known as a one-tailed test. If the null hypothesis is proven to be false, we can reject it and conclude that there’s a significant difference between the population medians.