• Competitive
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-10-15

Associate Analyst – Corporate Finance Group

Location: Madrid, Spain

The Role / Responsibilities:

For our office in Madrid we are recruiting for an Associate Analyst to join the RRS - Corporate Finance Group. The Associate Analyst (AA) will work on challenging and high profile analyses and research, and will form a holistic view on certain credits.

The 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, analysing EMEA based corporates including both high yield and investment grade issuers.

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 responsiveness, 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
  • Provides analytical and research support on a portfolio of credits under the principal direction of lead analysts in the Ratings & Research function.
  • Performs holistic analysis of issuers and market and applies, with moderate guidance, relevant Moody's methodologies.
  • Supports lead analysts in advanced and bespoke analytical tasks, examples include:
  • Analysis of debt documentation; prepare analytical documents for rating committee; drafting of issuer and sector research; preparation of materials for issuer meetings and investor briefings
  • Provide credit specific nuance and identify credit issues that affect issuer ratings for discussion with lead analyst or RRS Team Manager.
  • Effectively and persuasively communicates credit knowledge and rating analysis rationale in both written and oral form.
  • Periodically accompanies lead analyst to issuer and investor meetings, and may lead certain issuer discussions; supports lead analyst in ongoing interactions.
  • Attends/ presents certain sections of rating analysis in Rating Committees (primarily for development purposes).
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of industry trends and issues.
  • Performs certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks, as well as special projects as needed, under overall supervision of RRS manager.


The EMEA Corporate Finance team provides ratings on corporate investment grade and speculative grade issuers based in Europe, for this position, with this position based in our Madrid hub.The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function.

The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. In addition, this department will provide support for surveillance requirements and partner with R&R to provide the necessary support for issuer and investor interactions.

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Qualifications:
  • Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree (e.g. Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent qualifications).
  • Preferably some relevant credit analysis experience ideally within Corporate Finance or related experience from a recognised financial institution, an audit firm or corporate financial/FP&A division of a recognised organisation.
  • Good Accounting/Corporate Finance background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience).
  • Well-developed IT skills including strong Excel to help build databases and PowerPoint, with the ability to use financial models and software specific to the business.
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish are preferable
  • Knowledge of TMT sector would be an advantage but not essential


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.