Associate Analyst - Infrastructure and Utilities

The Associate Analyst (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.
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 relating to issuers and sectors, under the principle direction of lead analysts and the RRS Team Manager. 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.
  • Ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings
  • Support sector and company research writing
  • Assist in preparation of rating recommendation memo
  • Develop working knowledge of Moody’s methodologies in order to apply to credit analysis.
  • Support credit monitoring of issuers by e.g. periodically updating preliminary components of analysis, and initiating/escalating deeper credit reviews when necessary
  • Interact professionally with intermediaries and issuers
  • Review rating documentation, including bank loans, covenants and bond indentures
  • Perform certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks.