Fitch Ratings

Financial Services

Analyst - US Public Finance

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Department Overview:

Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst to work in the Utilities team, which is a core component of the U.S. Public Finance Group. The Utilities team includes the public power sector, water and sewer sector and municipal bond funds. The analyst position is based in New York with an emphasis in the public power sector.

Understanding of financial analysis, data trend analysis, and municipal finance is required, as well as a desire to work with governmental issuers and to learn about the utilities sectors. Applicants should have strong writing and verbal communication skills. The position has high visibility and solid growth potential.

Job Description:

  • Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Review financial and cash flow models and relevant legal and disclosure documents developed by debt issuers
  • Research, review and summarize industry subject matter
  • Write and publish research reports and participate in the evaluation of utility credits
  • Participate in formal meetings with senior management of rated utilities; communicate with industry professionals including institutional investors, investment bankers and financial advisors
  • Contribute to issuer and industry reports for publication
  •  Additional projects as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in public finance or utility analysis
  • Strong communication and presentation skills as well as high-quality writing skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, transaction-oriented environment
  •  Some travel required
  •  Ease in working with colleagues located in multiple geographic locations

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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