The Analyst position will be part of Moody's Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, working as a member of the North American Regulated Utilities and Power team. This is a challenging, high profile role. The team is at the center of material regulatory, legislative, environmental and cyber matters. The sector is capital intensive, requiring a significant amount of capital markets activity.
The Analyst will be primarily responsible for ensuring rating accuracy on a portfolio of North American utility and power companies. The portfolio could include electric, gas and water utilities; interstate natural gas transmission pipeline companies and unregulated utilities or power companies. The Analyst will also provide back-up analytical support for a portfolio of similar utilities covered by other analysts on the team.
This opportunity involves developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the relevant sectors, financing and capital structures, coordinating with colleagues on the team and across other lines of business, and writing thought-leading research.
In this role, the Analyst will be expected to:
Conduct initial and on-going fundamental credit analysis on a dedicated portfolio of issuers;
Present recommendations on a regular basis to rating committees and other internal analytical meetings to assign and maintain credit ratings;
Publish timely and relevant research, always from the perspective of credit, on individual issuers, as well as the broader sector;
Maintain high profile relationships with issuers, investors, intermediaries, regulators and other governmental representatives, with frequent interaction;
Respond to both issuer and investor inquiries;
Provide guidance for more junior analysts;
Adhere to all applicable regulatory, code of conduct and best practice requirements and standards.
Strong academic background
Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to convey complex analytical issues clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing
Substantial experience in credit analysis or a related area, including demonstrable financial analysis skills, cash flow analysis and cash flow based lending techniques, gained from a recognized financial institution or audit firm.
Understanding of key ESG issues impacting companies; knowledge and experience with environmental issues, climate change, climate finance and sustainability; familiarity with carbon-dioxide emissions calculation methodologies and approaches across various project categories, market segments and sectors
Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending own views
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines, assuming responsibility for workflow and work product
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Good IT competency skills including advanced Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and represent the Moody's brand effectively at a senior level; proactive/"can do" approach to work
Graduate degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Business strongly preferred
Public speaking experience a plus
Some environmental sciences skills/education, a plus
Strong knowledge of the infrastructure debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets would be highly advantageous
ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CFA professional qualification would be highly beneficial
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