Multiple Openings - Sr. Director - Credit Analysts - Corporates, FI, Structured

Fitch Ratings
Toronto, Canada
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 30, 2018
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Fitch has had a presence in Canada for nearly two decades and has coverage across all sectors including Financial Institutions, Corporates, Structured Finance, Project finance and Infrastructure. Our growth in Canada has been supported by our commitment to providing strong local market expertise with global perspectives and we expect this growth to continue.


The successful candidate will be a member of the respective global sector team and take analytical responsibility for a varied portfolio of existing rated issuers and lead new rating assignments. The candidate should be able to work independently in a branch office while also being a good team player, effectively collaborating with colleagues at other office locations and while managing time pressures and deadlines. 


 Essential Functions of this position include:
·    Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing credit quality of companies in the sector
·    Monitoring a portfolio of issuer ratings, including the preparation of documentation and presenting analysis of companies to internal credit rating committees
·    Publication of comprehensive rating reports on individual issuers along with sector-specific research and insightful commentary
·    Participate in management meetings with the rated entities
·    Interaction with external contacts, institutional investors, bankers, media and other fixed income market participants 
·    Involvement in communicating rating rationale to external audiences in meetings, conference calls, press releases and written research reports
·    Developing and maintaining comprehensive financial models
·    Some travel

Position Requirements
·    Bachelor's degree at minimum, MBA or other advanced degree, CPA/CFA qualifications are beneficial but not essential
·    Minimum of 8 to 10 years of professional experience in credit analysis in specific sectors
·    Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills
·    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·    Capital markets and/or credit analysis experience a plus
·    Good accounting and financial modelling skills
·    Ability to excel in a team oriented environment
·    Ability to travel as required