The successful candidate will support the rating activities over a portfolio of Canadian public, project, and infrastructure finance issuers, as well as regional and local governments. 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, contract analysis, and accumulating in-depth knowledge of the public infrastructure and government sectors in Canada. 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 gradually contribute to high quality market oriented research on credit developments relevant to Canadian public, project, and infrastructure finance, as well as regional and local governments, and participate in international projects as necessary. Some travel should be expected.
The position will also:
Undertake fundamental economic research and quantitative analysis related to public, project, and infrastructure finance, and regional and local government entities in Canada
Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets
Verify and perform standard accounting adjustments to financial statements of Canadian issuers
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 public, project, and infrastructure finance, as well as regional and local governments , forecasting financial trends and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments
Support analysts in individual credits
Analyze legal contracts
Assist rating analysts with ongoing and ad hoc projects
Public, Project, and Infrastructure Finance (PPIF)
Candidate will have and/or work experience in project or infrastructure finance, credit risk analysis, regional or local finance, or other area of finance
Experience in analyzing audited financial statements and different GAAPs is required. Proven experience and knowledge of Canada's corporate and 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
Knowledge of financial modeling, financial statement analysis, economics and statistics
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 English is required. Working proficiency in French is a strong plus
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.