Public Finance Data Specialist Public Finance Data Specialist …

Fitch Ratings
in London, England, United Kingdom
Self Employed, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in London, England, United Kingdom
Self Employed, Full time
Be the first to apply
Fitch Ratings
Public Finance Data Specialist

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries.  Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm.  With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. 


Fitch complies with all laws governing employment in each jurisdiction in which it operates, and provides equal opportunity to all applicants and employees.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, and other status protected by applicable laws.


The Public Finance Data Specialist role will be part of the Global Content Operations (GCO) organization, and will interface with teams across GCO, as well as other areas of Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions.

The Public Finance Data Specialist will be required to analyse and maintain financial information on a daily basis, for Public Finance entities. More specifically the candidate will be required to interpret data from financial statements (annual and other periodic reports) to ensure accuracy of the information produced by the data input teams, and provide feedback/ corrections when required.

This will be done in a variety of ways, such as reviewing financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement etc) in order to resolve accounting queries of the data input team and reviewing changes made by Analysts on captured financial data to calculate accuracy percentages, produce metrics and related reports and discuss results.

The role involves close collaboration with other Analysts and the Specialist's for the purposes of quality assurance, policy adherence and policy development. The role reports in to the Global Content Manager.


  • Understand and define Public Finance credit analysis data requirements
  • Ensure highest levels of data quality for all Public Finance entities, checking data has been correctly processed by the outsource teams and providing feedback
  • Ensure timely delivery to stakeholders based on business needs
  • Manage the creation and updating of training and reference materials to ensure clarity of policy around the input of data
  • Identify training needs of data entry staff
  • Manage modifications to data entry templates needed to reflect evolving analytical or industry circumstances
  • Participate in regular meetings with Public Finance analysts to align goals and objectives for data representation
  • Initiate and oversee improvements to the Public Finance data capture processes and procedures
  • Provide domain expertise into the framework for Key Data Quality Indicators for Public Finance data and review data quality via the KDQI reports and other tools on an on-going basis
  • Provide consultancy, solutions and advice in the area of Public Finance financial data across the organization
  • Review analytical processes for bulk data capture
  • Prepare and provide regular reporting to peers, supervisors, and Public Finance analytical liaison


Qualifications and Experience:
  • Strong familiarity with accounting principles and practices (mainly US GAAP and IFRS)
  • A CIMA, ACCA, ACA qualified or part qualified candidate would definitely be preferred
  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work
  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • A can-do attitude to solving problems




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 asked to declare any securities holdings and other potential conflicts for you and your Family Members prior to commencing employment. If you, or your Family Members, have any holdings that may conflict with your work responsibilities, they must be sold before beginning work. In certain roles, employees and their Family Members may be limited to investments in diversified mutual funds only.


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