Associate Director, Public Finance - Housing - New York , New York, United States, 10261

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Fitch Ratings is seeking a self-motivated, inquisitive professional with credit and/or other public finance experience for the Housing team in Public Finance. The candidate should also have strong quantitative analysis skills to conduct and support on-going research efforts.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct research and projects related to the municipal housing industry;
  • Formulate rating recommendations and supporting rationale for public finance housing credit, other asset and/or cash flow based committees;
  • Gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Perform detailed analysis of financial statements and cash flow statements;
  • Communicate ratings decisions through written research;
  • Ensure the consistent, thorough and transparent application of rating criteria;
  • Assist in/contribute to writing topical reports on industry trends;
  • Maintain various databases.

Position requirements:
  • 5 to 10 years' financial/credit analysis experience in the municipal housing and/or related structured finance sectors preferred;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously;
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Power Point and standard business software.

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