ESG Corporate Governance Senior Associate - Japanese Specialist
The Corporate Governance team is part of MSCI's ESG business. Members of this team would be involved in researching the board structures, audit practices, executive remuneration, shareholder rights, culture and other salient features, which would assess the health of the Corporate Governance structure of the companies covered by MSCI.
The Corporate Governance Data Senior Associate shall be primarily responsible for collecting and analyzing corporate governance information from issuer filings, press releases, company websites, and news reports for ensuring quality data input supporting various ESG products and services. Scope of Responsibility
• Searching and processing corporate governance information on MSCI's CG universe using acceptable methods, techniques and sources
• Developing subject matter expertise and taking ownership of corporate governance knowledge within the organization
• Liaising and communicating effectively with other groups within MSCI to improve understanding of corporate governance and data collection methodologies as well as ESG subject matters.
• Conducting frequent research for procuring, verifying and processing data by browsing through various financial, exchange and government regulator websites and materials as well as corporate governance databases.
• Meeting pre-determined turn-around goals for work assignments
• Updating internal documents for quality and productivity metrics monitoring
• Ensuring adequate audit trails for the data received or sent from production systems
• Adhere to quality assurance and quality control processes of the team on processed information for the companies and escalate QA issues when appropriate
• Ensure timely and accurate delivery of data profiles in accordance with established production schedules
• Research, recommend, and implement technology and content opportunities to improve product quality and operational efficiencies.
• Work with other teams in support of planned product enhancements and extensions
• Work on team adhoc projects, data clean-up, platform testing, etc from time to time. Specific Knowledge/Skills
• Good judgment in assessing available information and converting them into scores or parameters applicable (analyst will be trained)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in Nihongo and English.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with clear attention to detail
• Highly motivated, independent, results-oriented, possessing a strong sense of ownership
• Thrives in deadline driven situations, self-motivated and enjoys working with a team.
• Ability to work with complex data sets with consistently high levels of comprehension and to apply defined CG and ESG methodologies appropriately Desired Experience
• Experience (i.e., library /information services/ database research, etc.) in a high-quality and hard deadline-driven environment.
• Prior knowledge of corporate governance and/or financial markets is an advantage.
• Experience in a Corporate Governance capacity is desirable but not required.
• Willingness to work beyond traditional working hours/days as required by the business
• Has basic to intermediate MS Excel skills Desired Qualifications
• At least a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Company Law, or similar field of study.
• Candidates with at least 5 years' experience in a Japan centric data collection and analysis role or translation work with manuals, transcripts and annual reports in Nihongo will be prioritized.
• Candidates who have exposure to high level stakeholders and experience with cross-cultural teams will also be prioritized.
• JLPT level must be N1 or if N2 is already taking N1 accreditation. Non-native speakers will be required to take a Berlitz proficiency exam. To all recruitment agencies
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