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Role: Insurance Data Analyst
The Data Analyst role will be part of the Global Content Operations (GCO), part of Fitch's new Chief Data Office (CDO) function. The role will interface with teams across GCO and the wider CDO as well as other groups in Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions.
The Data Analyst will be required to analyse and maintain the Financial Database Repository (FDR) on a daily basis for Insurance entities. More specifically you will be required to interpret financial data from annual and other periodic reports so that it is successfully and accurately incorporated into our proprietary database, by reviewing fundamentals of financial statements like the items on balance sheets and income statements. Analysts will also be required to review/ prioritise client queries on this data as they arise.
The role involves close collaboration with other Data Analysts and Data Specialists for the purposes of quality assurance, policy adherence and policy development. The role reports in to the Financial Institutions Data Team Leader.
Quality Assurance - p erforming assurance checks on the quality of the data input of our outsource partners, making corrections where necessary
Data analysis - using bespoke data platforms and products; eg. FDR, Agents, Fitch Connect
Internal communication - the ability to liaise with Fitch ratings analysts on financial data decisions and queries
External communication - occasionally required to attend meetings with strategic partners and clients, either on the phone or face-to-face
Queries - deal with any queries as part of a helpdesk team
Making recommendations on improvements to the data capture process
Assist with the implementation of quality improvement and assurance processes
Analysing financial data - to interpret and "spread" financial data from annual or periodical reports into the Fitch database
Training and policy decisions - to provide instruction and advice on the placing of key financial data items in balance sheets and income statements, also contributing towards best practice documents for use in training
Management reports - generate statistical reports for management as required
Qualifications and Experience:
A sound knowledge of accounting practices in order to interpret all aspects of a financial report, ideally qualified to degree standard in Accountancy or Business Studies.
Experience of working with financial statement fundamental data.
Excellent administration and communication skills.
Must have a highly organised and methodical approach to work.
To be a self-starter who can pick up new processes quickly and accurately.
Have the ability to work within a team environment.
Have a can-do attitude to problems.
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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