2021 Ratings and Research Support Associate Analyst
Job Description The Team
The Ratings & Research Support (RRS) department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. RRS will contribute to the overall goals and objectives of Moody's Investors Service by enabling the company to operate more effectively and to better meet the evolving expectations of our stakeholders. While the Rating and Research Team (R&R) retains ownership of our opinions on credit, the contribution of our RRS associates into the rating process is critical. As a company, we value and focus on producing top-quality ratings and research. RRS is an essential element in that equation as one of its objectives is to shape the Lead Analysts of the future. The Role
As an Associate Analyst 3 (AA3), you will be a part of a global team of over 600+ Associate Analysts. Your role as an AA3 within the RRS will help to broaden your horizons into topics such as the rating process, contributing to credit documents, formulating ratios, and comparative statistics. This 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. As an Associate Analyst 3 You Will
Join one of Moody's six lines of business (LOB) depending on your background and Moody's business need • Receive analytical and professional onboarding by the Moody's Credit Academy program plus on-going training, including selective cross-training in different asset classes or sector • Support senior lead analysts across different offices with financial modeling and preparation of rating committees, publications such as press releases, credit opinions, research and investor outreach materials • Be mentored by senior lead analysts to further develop your analytical skills Key Responsibilities
Examples of Analytical Work Include
- 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.
- 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.
- Graduating with minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from December 2020-June 2021 with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Preferably some relevant experience (including internships)
- Advance accounting skills, preferred
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Strong organizational skills
- High attention to detail
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Statistical language knowledge, a plus
- Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
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