Rating Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Paragon Executive
  • 14 Dec 18

An exciting Rating Analyst opportunity has arisen in Dublin at one of the leading rating and investment management firms with a global footprint, international offices, and who are currently undergoing expansion.


The role is an essential step towards taking responsibility over a full portfolio of bank/nonbank ratings.

  • support and assist senior analysts in updating reports and preparing for meetings and internal committees.
  • Assume analytical oversight responsibility for a portfolio of banks and non-banks, covering a number of credits directly as primary analyst after a period of intensive learning.
  • The position offers an interesting mix of analytical challenges, the option to assume and drive internal projects, and opportunities to acquire and develop new skills.
  • Possess the ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and will have a demonstrated strength at doing research and writing well-structured analytical reports.
  • An ability to quickly absorb, analyse, and act upon information is required to maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis.
  • A robust background in financial institutions analysis is a must.


  • Bachelor’s degree (finance/economics preferred).
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience. Good knowledge of accounting principles for banks.
  • Ability to quickly absorb, analyse, and act upon information, while demonstrating strong proficiency with figures, accuracy and be detail-oriented while complying with deadlines.
  • Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills.
  • Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and contribute. English communication skills should be strong - both verbal and written.
  • German, French or any Scandinavian language, would be a strong advantage.
  • Must have ability to think independently and critically, and have an eye for innovation opportunities.

The Bottom Line

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Contact Information:

For a confidential discussion about this role, or to discuss similar opportunities in the investment management sector, please call Graham Murphy or Sean Sweeney at Paragon Executive Intelligence on +353 (0)1 8746770.