Associate/Associate Analyst 3, Research & Ratings Support
May 13, 2018
New York, New York
***Note that there are several positions open across various industry sectors at the Associate and AA3 level***
As a company, we pride ourselves on producing top-quality ratings and research, and being a leader in the market. By providing robust and high quality analytical support, Moody's early career program is essential to achieving our mission and facilitating enhanced professional development and career paths for Associates.
The Associate role provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Ratings & Research Support (RRS) and Ratings & Research (R&R) teams, by providing a range of analytical support services that contributes to the overall credit analysis function performed by these teams. To that end, Associates provide credit analysis in the form of discrete pieces of analytical work.
This role will focus primarily on one Line of Business (LOB), and there is potential for cross-training in supporting varying asset classes and methodologies, in other LOBs, as part of the career progression.
The role requires a solid accounting background with strong focus in financial analysis. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
The Associate position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry. This will be an internally facing role, reporting into the RRS Team Manager.
Perform preliminary credit analysis to support ratings, research, analytical outreach and presentations, following guidance provided by RRS Team Manager
Develop working knowledge of Moody's methodologies in order to apply to credit analysis
Interpret and analyze financial data provided by Financial Data Associates (FDAs) group to perform the preliminary credit analysis
Demonstrate the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issue and issuer credit ratings under full supervision and guidance from the RRS Team Manager
Support credit monitoring/surveillance of issuers by e.g. preparing data for surveillance, periodically updating preliminary components of analysis, and initiating/escalating deeper credit reviews when necessary
Perform certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks as directed by RRS Team Manager
Work as a team with other associates in RRS, and lead analysts in R&R, under overall supervision of RRS Team Manager
Examples of analytical work include:
Preparing financial spreadsheets and charts, analyzing data and financial statements, building and updating financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical commentary in accordance with Moody's methodologies
Identifying trends in data and use analytical ability, applying judgment to form well thought out credit conclusions
The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. In addition, this department will provide support for surveillance requirements and partner with R&R to provide the necessary support for issuer and investor interactions.
Preferably some relevant experience (including internships)
Good accounting background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience)
Demonstrate basic knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
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 $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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