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JobDescription : The Career Opportunity: This position is a junior position, but with high expectations for upward mobility. Advancement will be available to those who show a strong aptitude and embrace the municipal sector. While overall career development will depend on individual performance and company need, this is an opportunity for your skills and hard work to move you forward. The Team / The Business: You will join a very collegial and professional team of analysts that works on credits across the country. We are a national team looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly. Ratings analysts are a key part of the success of the department and make meaningful contributions every day. Your Skills: A supportive team is critical to growing the skills of any junior staff member, but a key feature of the position is the ability to work with little supervision. In addition, you should have the ability to think critically and clearly express and defend your opinions verbally and in writing. Quantitative analysis is also part of the everyday work mix, so you should also have demonstrated skills in that area.
The Impact: You will be able to contribute to the team and company in a meaningful way. You will be integrated into a group with high expectations and can expect to have a notable impact. Our Hiring Manager says: "I'm looking for the kind of person who wants a challenging position with high expectations, who can assimilate into a professional team environment, and make immediate, positive contributions. We are a fast-paced, high volume business, and there is always something new happening. This is a junior position, but not entry level. So the ideal candidate will have one to two years work experience in a municipal environment, such as a city or school district
BS/BA or similar degree with quantitative experience and/or studies in finance government/public policy, economics, or similar fields
One to two years work experience
Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Excel, and ability to manipulate extremely large data sets
Familiarity with Visual Basic, SQL, C++ or other programming languages
Strong computer skills, including Word and PowerPoint; ability to use MS Access a plus
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask
A demonstrated interest in local governments and how they work
Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team
Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models
Strong communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients
Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask.
About Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and McGraw Hill Financial
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is a leading provider of global credit benchmarks and research that investors, businesses, and markets use to foster economic development and growth around the world.
Learn more at http://www.mhfi.com/careers/our-brands/sp-ratings
McGraw Hill Financial includes Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power, Platts, and McGraw Hill Construction. Together, we're the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.
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Internal Number: 6128018
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