Credit Analyst - Sports Sector (part-time) Credit Analyst - Sports Sector (part-time) …

in London, United Kingdom
Temporary, Full time
Last application, 01 Dec 21
55k - 65k DOE (negotiable)
in London, United Kingdom
Temporary, Full time
Last application, 01 Dec 21
55k - 65k DOE (negotiable)
Posted by:
Kim Carmona • Recruiter
Posted by:
Kim Carmona
Experienced Credit Analyst, ideally with language skills in Spanish and Portuguese, is required to support our client in undergoing analysis of corporates mostly in the sports sector. This is a unique opportunity and although initially offered as a part-time role, there is scope for this to expand in time and in line with business requirements. his may be temp initially, or a temp to perm arrangement as there is an ongoing need in the business for these skills.

Overview of the role

  • 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. 


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