Credit Analyst - Sports Sector (part-time)

Overview of the role

Before applying for this role, please read the following information about this opportunity found below.
  • You will be writing credit analysis of corporate companies in the sports sector (football clubs, golf, tennis, rugby, etc).
  • Strong fundamental credit skills required as we would expect you to have a minimum of 4-5 years working as a credit analyst in a bank or credit rating agency spreading a company’s financial figures and analysing a company’s performance.
  • It is highly desirable to have Spanish and/or Portuguese skills coupled with with good fluency in English.
  • You will be presenting your recommendations to credit committee so good written and verbal skills are a pre-requisite for the role. 
  • You will be helping to build out our credit assessment functionality with a view to automating parts of the process to improve efficiency and working with the rating agencies on developing a ratings model.

Daily Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for analysing financial statements, using commercial credit tools and qualitative information from the market to conduct detailed analysis into a borrower’s creditworthiness
  • Developing projections on a company’s performance with appropriate assumptions
  • Modelling of debt financing transactions
  • Communicating effectively to key stakeholders across the business including the marketing team, lenders, lawyers and clients
  • Composing due diligence lists and discussing and evaluating findings
  • Monitoring the client base and ensuring the right level of management reporting and risk mitigation is taking place
  • Updating internal processes and working with stakeholders to ensure the credit requirements are clear

Required Experience and Knowledge 

  • Good command of English,
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable
  • A university degree and/or professional qualifications
  • An interest in Sport, especially the strategic, operational and business aspects of football and sport overall is helpful
  • Experience within business credit risk, ideally in a Fintech company or financial services
  • Excellent ability reading financial statements and credit documentation 
  • An excellent communicator who can articulate credit decisions and has the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels across the company 
  • A strong track record of driving change to improve processes who is always striving for simplicity and efficiency 
  • A creative mindset with the ability to think outside of the box to suggest solutions to problems
  • Naturally curious and passionate about credit risk
  • Self-starter and thrive in a high-pressure environment 
  • Knowledge and experience in working in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

***Initially this role will be offered on a 3 days per week basis but with prospect of going 5 days a week full-time. Ultimately we will be flexible for the right person with the right experience***

Additional benefits 

Will include pension, medical insurance and 25 days holiday, to be advised at interview stage.