JobDescription : The Role: The responsibilities of the Associate Ratings Analyst position includes conducting through research and fundamental credit analysis; a solid understanding of financial statements; building financial models and forecasts; and writing analytical reports on rated corporate entities. The successful candidate is able to work effectively in a dynamic environment, be technology savvy, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, is customer-oriented, and demonstrates excellent presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences.
We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Corporate Ratings group as an Associate based in either our New York, NY or Toronto, ON offices. You will assess the credit quality of companies in the Health Care sector, including pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care service companies. Prior experience in credit or investment analysis is preferred.
The successful candidate will be a proven leader who excels in a collaborative team environment, possesses a strong desire to continuously improve and innovate, exhibits role model behavior, and provides the highest customer service standards whilst adhering to established ratings criteria, methodology, policies and procedures.
The Career Opportunity: As an Associate, you are working as part of the Corporate Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. With the guidance of a senior analyst, a qualified Associate typically maintains direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated corporate issuers. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations, maintaining analytical contact with rated entities' senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies. We prepare our most successful Associates to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
The Business: When you join S&P Global Ratings, you join one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria, you have the opportunity to ask probing questions to senior corporate executives, and interact with the global investor community.
At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in S&P Global Ratings reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk
With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure. For more than 150 years, we have provided investors and financers the data and information they need in order to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
MBA in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Mathematics and/or CFA preferred.
Solid, demonstrable experience (3+ years) within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, or an audit company working in the field of credit analysis of multinational corporations or equivalent military experience.
Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts.
Proficiency with figures and the ability to maintain accuracy and be detail oriented while complying with deadlines.
Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills. Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution.