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The Data Feed Analyst 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 Data Feeds Coordinator will be a key driver in Fitch's objective to maintain and strengthen its banking and insurance data offering, and will be highly influential in helping to deliver complete, accurate and timely data to Fitch's products and solutions.
The role involves close collaboration with the Financial Data Template Analyst and Data Specialists within GCO, as well as ratings analysts across Fitch Ratings to gather requirements, and working extensively with fundamental data platform Product Owner and Agile squad to make sure updates are made quickly and effectively. The candidate will on occasion also act as a back-up for Financial Data Template Analyst helping to maintain Fitch's bespoke analytical templates.
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.
Maintaining and developing the processes of the inbound data feeds, taking large data files, extracting and standardising the data and loading it into internal databases
Ensure accuracy of all data feeds by running quality checks at various points of the process to ensure data accuracy
Implement improvements to the data feeds process by looking at ways to guarantee accuracy, and automating processes where possible
Communicating effectively to gather requirements, whilst managing stakeholder expectations throughout the process
Working closely with Data Specialists to help maintain/ improve data quality
Creation and maintenance of all the feed documentation
Identification of new feed sources to increase coverage
Ad hoc projects to assist with data manipulation
Assisting with management of internal template creation and maintenance liaising closely with the Financial Data Template Analyst
Qualifications and Experience:
A sound knowledge of accounting practices, with experience of working with financial statement fundamental data would be preferred
Strong Excel skills are essential, with an excellent understanding of VBA to be able to debug and/or make changes to existing code where necessary
Experience of working with Python or a willingness to learn is essential
Ability to identify and implement improvements to processes, as well as creating/ managing project plans and process documents
Experience of working with/ manipulating large data sets is important, and exposure to Qlikview or similar software would be beneficial
Excellent administration and communication skills, with a highly organised and methodical approach to work
A self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately and work in a team
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.
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