Analyst, Data Acquisition

IHS Markit
Nashville, USA
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 23, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Data Acquisition Analyst

About S&P Global
At the heart of S&P Global, we are an information company. With expertise across the world's largest industries, we leverage technology and data science to provide the insights, software, and data to help our customers make better informed decisions, driving growth, performance, and efficiency.

About the Department: Market Intelligence
S&P Global's Market Intelligence division empowers a diverse spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms to more effectively control their data and drive internal analytics and insights. Whether it is for portfolio analytics, valuations, investor reporting, or on-demand insight into operating metrics of a specific asset, this team is at the forefront of the FinTech space.

Starting your Career with Us - Opportunities for Graduates
We hire into a wide variety of exciting roles across our business and as you begin your career with us, we're here to support your transition into the professional world. In addition to working with our industry experts in your full-time role, you'll have the space to invest in your personal and professional development through learning resources that will build vital skills and industry knowledge.

Through a wide variety of experiences and opportunities, like all of our colleagues, you'll become an integral part of our community and culture - all enhancing the exciting work you with the team you're hired into! You'll be part of a global community, building an invaluable network of knowledge and support from your mentors, peer group and wider teams.

About the role
S&P Global's Managed Data Services aims to provide the highest level of accuracy, visibility, and efficiency to our clients who work within the Private Capital Markets. The Data Acquisition Analyst works within a team environment to help secure the financial data from our clients and the portfolio companies in which they invest.

Candidates must have a high-level of attention to detail, be adept at asking probing questions, and must be able to thrive within a team structure. The ideal candidate possesses a business background with an interest in the venture capital and investing space. Candidate must have excellent communication skills and the willingness to bring a unique perspective through contributions to process improvement projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Work closely with clients and their portfolio companies to secure the data required by our down-stream teams to complete implementations within our proprietary platform.
  • Engage in deep dialog and discovery with clients to understand their current business processes
  • Multi-task, handling multiple client engagements simultaneously
  • Work hand in hand with clients and S&P Global's Market Intelligence team members from multiple departments to design, iterate and agree on new, transformed business processes
  • Participate with other team members to implement new business processes via the S&P Global, Market Intelligence platform
  • Deliver 'best-in-class' solutions that exceed client expectations
What we're looking for
We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and ideas with a desire to learn and thrive. The Graduate Program will provide a variety of experiences to help you identify your strengths, develop highly transferable skills, and align you to a successful career path for a bright future at S&P Global. To be an ideal fit for the role, you should have:
  • Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business preferred)
  • 0-6 months relevant work experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • An aptitude to learn and adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • The ability to build strong working relationships in a collaborative setting
  • Be legally eligible to work for the duration of the program in the country for which you apply
For Data Acquisition Analyst applicants, we recommend the following:
  • A degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Business is preferred
  • Possess the highest ethical standards and a strong work ethic, willing to go the extra mile with a hands-on attitude
  • Ability to engage with clients confidently and authoritatively
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented; able to multi-task; strong organizational skills and ability to document processes
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel including VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, Indexing, offset matching
  • Conceptual understanding of the SaaS business model
  • Deep understanding of financial modelling, reporting and analysis
  • A familiarity with Venture Capital and/or Private Equity companies a plus
  • Exposure to back/middle office operations within a private capital firm a plus
Our commitment to diversity
Our business and our customers are diverse, and we believe that embracing a diverse and inclusive environment is key to defining who we are. Our people are what makes us unique and you will get the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds from across the world who continuously find the best viable solutions, adding value and driving change for our customers.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
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