Director, Credit Analyst covering Latin America Telecommunications, Media & TechnologyReq

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

The ideal candidate is someone who:

- has a demonstrated understanding of and a keen interest in Latin America, Telecommunications, Media and Technology;

- has a professional background in Latin America capital markets and/or credit analysis and well developed financial statement analysis skills;

- has experience in understanding the operating environments in Latin America as well as interpreting complex legal documents such as bank agreements and bond indentures;

- wants to deepen their exposure to and understanding of Latin America and the debt capital markets;

- has a strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization.

Qualitative credentials will weigh meaningfully in the selection of the candidate. A healthy sense of intellectual curiosity is critical, along with a demonstrated willingness and ability to attack and explain topics of analytical complexity. Fitch is a team-oriented work environment, so excellent communication skills are essential, as is a high productivity work-ethic and results oriented mindset.

Essential Functions of this position include:

-Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing credit quality of companies in the assigned sector;

- Developing and maintaining comprehensive financial models;

- Conducting and/or participating in meetings with industry management teams;

- Presenting analysis of companies to internal credit rating committees;

- Involvement in communicating rating rationale to external audiences (primarily institutional investors, sell-side analysts and media) in meetings, conference calls, press releases and written research reports;

- Participating in the evaluation of other credits within the Latin America Corporate team, as well as other related credit groups.

Position Requirements

- Bachelor's degree at minimum, MBA or other advanced degree a plus;

- CFA/CPA preferred;
- 7+ years relevant experience, which must include some coverage or knowledge of the region;

- capital markets and/or credit analysis experience in Latin America a plus;

- Expertise in Excel and Word;
- Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills;
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, Spanish and/or Portuguese would be a plus: 
- Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change; 

- Ability to excel in a team oriented environment.


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