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Job Description You will be a lead analyst responsible for research and analysis for new ratings as well as monitoring of a specific portfolio of higher education and not-for-profit organization ratings. Responsibilities include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of credit quality, including an assessment of operating, financial, regulatory, governance and management risks. Financial analysis notably includes liquidity, debt and other long-term obligations, historical financial performance and the assessment of future debt repayment abilities.
Key responsibilities include:
Maintain an in-depth understanding of not only the sector, but also the broader public finance market.
Conduct initial and on-going credit analysis on a dedicated portfolio of moderately complex higher education and not-for-profit issuers.
Present in-depth fundamental credit analysis on a regular basis to rating committees and other internal analytical meetings to assign and maintain credit ratings.
Write high quality research on individual issuers as well as on credit trends and other topical issues.
Periodically participate in outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, industry conferences and other third party events.
Maintain good relationships with issuers, investors and intermediaries.
Embody Moody's culture of excellence behaviors, including integrity, responsiveness, respect, collaboration, and passion.
Typically 5 or more years of experience of credit analysis or related sector experience, particularly in the higher education, not-for-profit or healthcare sectors
General understanding of accounting, investment management, and financial analysis. Prefer someone with good understanding of both FASB accounting for nonprofit organization as well as GASB standards.
Knowledge of the municipal debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets.
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
Master's degree, such as an MBA or MPA , in a related area strongly preferred.
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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.