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Public Finance Data Specialist

Requisition ID:  45986
Business Unit:  Fitch Group
Category:  Data & Analytics

London, GB

Date Posted:  Feb 17, 2024

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 

Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.

Fitch Group is currently seeking a Public Finance & Global Infrastructure Group (GIG) Data Specialist based out of our London office.


Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation, we are comprised of three main businesses: Fitch Ratings | Fitch Solutions | Fitch Learning.


The Data Specialist role will work alongside other Data Specialists in overseeing the collection of fundamental data via centralized document sourcing, data entry and quality control functions; and will work extensively with other Data Ops teams, Fitch Ratings analytical staff and Fitch Solutions Product Owners to assure the quality of the data collected.


The Data Specialist will be a key component of the initiative to centralize, streamline and accelerate the capture/ collection of fundamental data. This role will be highly influential in helping to define the collection methodology, to ensure it meets the current and future needs of Fitch’s credit ratings analysts and products workflow.


What We Offer:

  • This is a great opportunity to join a growing team responsible for all of Fitch’s fundamental data collection, supporting both Ratings and Solutions.
  • Exposure to the latest technology, as processes are transformed to leverage AI/ML.


We’ll Count on You To:

  • Ensure highest levels of data quality for all Public Finance and GIG sectors, checking data has been correctly processed by analysts and providing feedback as required
  • Identify trends where similar fundamental data points may be treated differently across jurisdictions, and working closely with analytical teams to build consensus to reach an agreed standardised approach
  • Document methodologies on how various fundamental data points are defined, can be identified in financial statements, and should be captured in Fitch standardised data templates
  • Provide training and ongoing support to outsource teams capturing fundamental data, as well as handling exceptions in order to support consistently high data quality
  • Assist in the creation of key management reporting on a monthly basis, presenting results to stakeholders on a quarterly basis.


What You Need to Have:

  • Experience of working with public finance data, in an accountancy, auditing, counterparty credit risk environment, with an understanding of IFRS, GAAP & wider accounting fundamental processes
  • A strong leader with the ability to inspire others within a team environment
  • A CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CFA qualified or part qualified candidate would be preferred
  • To be a self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately,
  • Have a can-do attitude to problems


What Would Make You Stand Out:

  • Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work.
  • Excellent administration, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work.





Fitch is committed to providing global securities markets with objective, timely, independent and forward-looking credit opinions. To protect Fitch’s credibility and reputation, our employees must take every precaution to avoid conflicts of interests or any appearance of a conflict of interest. Should you be successful in the recruitment process at Fitch Ratings you will asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.

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