Corporate Data Specialist

Employer
Fitch Ratings
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 06, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
11418508
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At Fitch, we have an open culture where employees are able to exchange ideas and perspectives, throughout the organization, irrespective of their seniority. Your voice will be heard allowing you to have a real impact. We embrace diversity and appreciate authenticity, employees work in an environment where they can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective.

With our expertise, we are not only creating data and information, but also producing timely insights from every angle to influence decision making in this ever changing and highly competitive market. We have a relentless hunger to innovate and unlock the power of human insights and to drive value for our customers. There has never been a better time to make an impact and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Position Overview:

The Corporate Data Specialist role will be part of the Global Content Operations (GCO) organization, within the Chief Data Office (CDO) of Fitch Group, and will interface with teams across CDO as well as Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions. GCO are responsible for the sourcing and input of fundamental financial data for the banking, insurance, corporate and public finance sectors. This data is then utilised internally by the ratings credit analysts for their fundamental data requirements, and externally by clients subscribing to Fitch Solutions financial data products, via the Fitch Connect platform.

The role will work alongside other Corporate 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 GCO teams and Fitch Ratings analytical staff, 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 corporate 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 corporate credit ratings analysts workflow. This is a great opportunity to join the new CDO function, as it transforms the role and the direction of data across the organization. The position reports to the Head of Financial Institutions & Corporate Content.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in regular meetings with members of Fitch Ratings, to understand their fundamental data needs and ensure alignment of goals for data representation
  • Ensure highest levels of data quality for all corporate sectors, checking data has been correctly processed by analysts and providing feedback as required
  • Contribute towards creating and maintaining, best practice documents/ guidance notes to enhance the overall data capture process, identifying and delivering training to meet the needs of data outsource partners 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.
  • Provide support to the Head of Financial Institutions & Corporate Content


Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience of working with corporate data, in an accountancy, auditing, counterparty credit risk environment, with an understanding of IFRS, GAAP & wider accounting fundamental processes
  • A CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CFA qualified or part qualified candidate would be preferred
  • Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience of interacting effectively with senior management
  • A strong leader with the ability to inspire others within a team environment
  • Experience of delivering projects around financial data process (sourcing and capture) and quality assurance
  • Experience of working with offshore or outsourcing teams is highly sought
  • To be a self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately
  • Have a can-do attitude to problems


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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.

For more information please visit our websites: www.fitchratings.com | www.fitchsolutions.com | www.fitchlearning.com

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 be asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts prior to commencing employment. If you, or your immediate family, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, you may be asked to divest yourself of them before beginning work.

Fitch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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