The successful candidate will support the rating activities over a portfolio of Latin American regional and local governments, focused mainly on Mexico and Argentina. Responsibilities include financial statement analysis, verification and performance of accounting adjustments, monitoring of micro and macroeconomic trends, monitoring developments in the financial markets, analyzing credit quality using quantitative methods and qualitative judgment, and accumulating in-depth knowledge of the regional and local governments sector in Latin America. The Associate Analyst will support individual credits and will take strong responsibilities in order to evolve in monitoring a portfolio of public finance entities.
The individual will be expected to contribute to high quality market oriented research on credit developments relevant to regional and local government finance in Mexico and Argentina, and participate in international projects as necessary. Some travel within Mexico should be expected, particularly between the months of March and September.
The selected candidate will also:
Provide administrative and back office support to lead analysts regarding the preparation of internal documents, such as rating committee packages.
Undertake fundamental economic research and quantitative analysis related to regional and local governments in Mexico and Argentina.
Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets.
Will verify financial statements of Latin American regional and local governments in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico and Argentina
Create graphs, tables, spreadsheets and presentations, collecting and presenting data and comparative statistics, formulating ratios, preparing and retaining documentation, as directed.
Support analysts in monitoring a portfolio of regional and local governments, forecasting financial trends and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments.
Assist rating analysts with ongoing and ad hoc projects
Candidate will have internship and/or work experience in credit risk analysis, public policy, economics, or other area of finance. Proved experience in public finance would be a strong advantage.
Experience in analyzing governmental financial statements is required. Proven experience and knowledge of Mexico's or Argentina's public sector accounting is a strong advantage.
Candidate possesses a B.A. / B.S. degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Finance, or related field. Holding professional certifications such as CPA or CFA, or working towards them, is an advantage.
Familiarity with legal documentation such as debt prospectuses and loan agreements is required.
Strong research, organizational communication, and written skills.
Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize work collaboratively within a team.
Keen attention to detail.
Highly organized and efficient. Ability to report to different people in a timely and efficient fashion is a must.
Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.