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Competitive intelligence analyst

What is a competitive intelligence analyst and what do they do?

Competitive intelligence analysts combine research and analytical skills in order to help project the future actions of competitors and determine how to gain or maintain dominance in their industry.


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

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ACCA certificate in business analytics (CertBA)

With the increasing availability of broad and deep sources of information, so-called 'Big Data', business analytics is becoming an even more critical capability for enterprises of all types and all sizes. Applied in a wide range of functions - from operations and marketing to finance and strategic planning - organisations who successfully leverage business analytics use the data available to them to gain strategic insights and make better business decisions. ​

In this twelve-week course, build - or rebuild - your foundational insights in business analytics so you can identify, evaluate, and capture opportunities fast, make better predictions and estimates, and create value for your business.

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How does the ACCA Qualification prepare you for this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.