Analyst, Municipal Utilities
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Fitch Ratings is seeking a credit analyst to analyze U.S. water & sewer utilities. Understanding of municipal revenue backed credits is required. The position has high visibility and solid growth potential. The individual will be working as part of the Municipal Utilities team, which covers over 500 municipal utilities. The Municipal Utilities team is a core component of the Public Finance group. This position is based in the Austin office.
Job Description :
- Gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
- Review financial and cash flow models and relevant legal documents developed by debt issuers
- Write and publish research reports and participate in the evaluation of utility credits
- Meet with senior management of rated utilities; communicate with institutional investors, investment bankers and financial advisors
- Contribute to company and industry reports for general publication
- Additional projects as assigned
Position Requirements :
- Bachelor's degree is required and a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience in public finance/utility analysis
- Strong communication and presentation skills as well as high-quality writing skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, transaction-oriented environment
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