US Public Finance - Credit Analyst, Associate Director - Local Governments - San Francisco at Fitch Inc

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California





Job Description:

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 encouraging an environment where employees can be their true selves. Our inclusive and progressive approach helps us to keep a balanced perspective. Fitch is also committed to supporting its employees by advancing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. Fitch's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been established by employees who have joined together as a workplace community based on similar backgrounds or life experiences. Fitch's ERGs are available to connect employees with others within the organization to offer professional and personal support.

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.

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide have helped fund a century of growth and enables you to make important credit judgments with confidence.

US Public Finance - Credit Analyst, Associate Director - Local Governments - San Francisco

The US Public Finance Group covers over 1,600 issuers throughout the United States. The team provides credit ratings for U.S. states and local government general obligation, lease revenue and dedicated tax bonds.

Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst with about 5-7 years of public finance related experience. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to focus on the analysis and rating of local government tax- supported bonds and issuers in the United States. The position has high visibility and solid growth potential.

Responsibilities will primarily include:
• Provide high-quality, accurate, independent, objective and forward-looking ratings analysis and research on new and existing local governments.
• Evaluate credit structures and participating in transactional and non-transactional research.
• Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and legal documents for the purpose of producing ratings, publishing credit reports and contributing to special research reports.
• Identify relevant trends, assess their credit impact and highlight these trends in updated industry and market- focused reports and presentations.
• Meet with senior management of local governments, financial advisors and investment bankers to produce ratings and reports for general publication.
• Attend industry meetings and conferences as appropriate.
• Demonstrate high ethical standards and respect for all Fitch policies, procedures, criteria, the Code of Ethics and all applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications:
• Proven credit and/or financial analysis skills with about 5-7 years of experience in local government finance, a bank credit department, a rating agency, buy-side credit department, etc.
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in public policy or administration, political science, economics, finance or business. MBA and/or CFA, or progress toward these designations are considered a plus.
• Strong understanding of U.S. local governments, quantitative methods and general finance concepts.
• Ability to read and fully comprehend complex structures and to ask probing questions to issuers and their advisers.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor others, and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and display a strong degree of flexibility to take on additional responsibilities, as required.
• Proven commitment to teamwork and collaboration in a diverse workplace.

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.

FOR NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA ROLES ONLY: Expected base pay rates for the role will be between $95,000 and $130,000. Actual salaries will be determined on an individualized basis and may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors. Base pay is one part of Fitch's total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include commission earnings, discretionary bonuses, long-term incentives, and other benefits sponsored by Fitch.

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