Will the Future Corporate Finance Professional be a Coder?

December 5, 2022

The question posed by the title of this article can be exciting to some and induce nightmares to others within today’s corporate finance profession. It’s no surprise that the finance department has become more technical over the years than many other traditional business functions. This has led to a need to better understand data through the lens of data science and be more technologically savvy to operate modern analytical systems.

The requirement to learn how to code stars to cross into uncharted waters for many.

It’s one thing to learn how to operate fancy software systems. It’s an entirely different matter to be expected to code in languages like Java, Python, Perl or Javascript. Many finance analysts probably had their eyes set on learning French or Italian before learning a programming language.

If you believe you need to embrace the full merger of finance with technology that is quickly approaching, then you are already mentally preparing yourself to become a programming language student.

Angela Stone authored an article with financialexecutives.org to provide a roadmap for corporate finance to embrace coding. She will take you through the selection of your first programming language and help you develop a plan to learn how to code and scale from there.

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