The successful candidate will support the rating activities over a portfolio of Latin American public, project, and infrastructure finance issuers, focused mainly on the Latin America Southern Cone region. Sectors to be covered include public utilities, project finance, and 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, and accumulating in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure 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 Latin American public finance (project finance, utilities, and regional and local governments) 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 entities in Argentina and the Southern Cone region in general.
Prepare economic and financial spreadsheets
Will verify and perform standard accounting adjustments to financial statements of Latin American issuers, with a focus on the Southern Cone
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 , forecasting financial trends and monitoring economic, fiscal and political developments.
Support analysts in individual credits
Assist rating analysts with ongoing and ad-hoc projects
Candidate possesses a B.A. / B.S. degree in Economics, Public Policy, Finance, Accounting, Civil Engineering, or related field
Candidate will have internship and/or work experience in project or infrastructure finance, credit risk analysis or other area of finance.
Experience in analyzing audited financial statements and different GAAPs is required.
Proven experience and knowledge of Argentina's corporate and public sector accounting is a strong advantage.
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.
Advanced knowledge of Bloomberg is required
Fluency in Spanish and English is required
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.
Working proficiency in Portuguese would be a strong plus.
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, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.
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