Director, Public Power Director, Public Power …

Fitch Ratings
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in San Francisco, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Director, Public Power
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Fitch Ratings is seeking a self-motivated, inquisitive professional with credit and/or other public finance experience for the Public Power group in Public Finance. The candidate must be able to work independently, with preference given for regional knowledge of west coast energy markets. The position is located in either New York or the San Francisco regional office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing financial, debt, and operational data related to public and cooperatively-owned electric utilities
  • Presenting analysis and making recommendations to committee of analysts within the public finance department
  • Writing credit reports summarizing quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Participating in rating committee discussions and deliberations
  • Managing issuer meetings and attending/speaking at industry conferences
  • Building and maintaining relationships with issuers and financial advisors
  • Collecting and tracking industry / issuer specific data for department-wide research projects
  • Additional projects and assignments as assigned
  • Some travel is required

Position Requirements:

  • Eight plus years of experience in credit analysis, U.S. public finance or municipal utility operations
  • Candidate should ideally possess a graduate degree in Finance, Business or Accounting or other Relevant Sector (public policy, electrical engineering)
    •Strong communication skills both verbal and written; strong sense of teamwork
  • Self-motivation and enthusiasm for synthesizing complex information and concepts into straightforward, concise and insightful analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues in multiple geographic locations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, transaction-oriented environment
  • Superb attention to detail and time management skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Strong numbers and data background

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