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The Role: The associate analyst's (AA) job is one of supporting analysts who rate financial institutions. The successful applicant will be involved in assisting analysts in all aspects of the rating process, including monitoring rated institutions and developments in the financial sector, assisting lead analysts with analysis and modelling, as well as the preparation of publications and rating committee packages. The job also involves establishing effective relationships internally and contributing to the overall success of the team in meeting its targets.
Responsibilities: Ratings Quality and Transparency
Monitor and advise lead analysts of potential credit implications of developments at rated financial institutions, and in the financial sector more broadly
Support lead analyst by preparing research publications, rating committee presentations and client presentations. This may include gathering data, undertaking financial analysis, preparing graphs and contributing written analysis
Liaise with Moody's Financial Data team on the preparation of financial statements, as well as other factual publications
Compile and maintain peer comparisons, industry statistics and graphs, bond prices and spreads relevant to portfolio
Perform administrative tasks for, among other things, rating committees, portfolio reviews and time-sensitive projects
Interact with intermediaries and issuers on rating-related matters
Research Timeliness and Quality
Provide assistance in research projects and publications.
Support analysts in external outreach events such as seminars and conferences.
Participate on calls and meetings with market participants.
Working with others in your team to help them be as capable, efficient and motivated as possible. Actively contributing to a culture that is supportive is a key attribute.
Cross group cooperation
Seeking to encourage cross group collaboration to further the organizations goals
Efficient and effective processes
Ensuring that you are a) compliant with Moody's minimum standards b) as efficient in meeting Moody's goals as possible
Undertake special projects as requested .
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or other relevant discipline.
Strong understanding of bank accounting is essential
At least 2 years' work experience in a credit analysis, accounting or financial analysis role
General understanding of capital markets will be an advantage but is not essential.
Intermediate knowledge of Excel is essential
Strong organizational, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Must display initiative and the ability to work independently
Strong attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines
Proficient in English
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.
Internal Number: 6126394
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