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The Role For our office in London we are recruiting one Associate Analyst to join the RRS - Financial Institutions Group. The Associate Analyst (AA) will work on challenging and high profile analyses, and will form a holistic view on certain credits, focusing on the African Continent. The AA role provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Rating teams, by providing a range of analytical support services that contributes to the overall credit analysis function performed by these teams, predominantly analysing banks and other financial institutions based in EMEA. 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 AA position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry. Key Responsibilities
Attend analytical meetings (regional travel required) and assist with meeting follow-up reports
Perform preliminary credit analysis to support ratings, research, analytical outreach and presentations, with potential exposure to more high-profile subsectors or issuers, under the principle direction of the RRS Team Manager and senior analysts. 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.
Interpret and analyse financial data
Ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings
Develop working knowledge of Moody's methodologies in order to apply to credit analysis.
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
Interact with intermediaries and issuers
Review rating documentation, including bank loans, covenants and bond indentures and contribute to portfolio reviews
Support sector and company research writing
Perform certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks.
The Department / Team: The EMEA Financial Institutions team provides ratings on investment grade and speculative grade financial institutions based in Europe. The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. This position is based in our London office.
Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree (e.g. Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent qualifications).
3-4 years experience with a banking knowledge of African continent
Some relevant credit analysis experience ideally within Financial Institutions or related experience from a recognised financial institution or an audit firm.
Good Accounting background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience).
Well-developed IT skills including advanced Excel/ VBA to help build databases and PowerPoint, with the ability to use financial models and software specific to the business. Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly.
Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in other major European languages e.g. French would be an advantage.
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 $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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 or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.