Ratings Analyst- U.S. Public Finance

  • Competitive
  • Centennial, CO, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 17 Feb 19

Ratings Analyst- U.S. Public Finance

JobDescription :
The Location: We are open to hiring in either Centennial, CO or Chicago, IL

The Role: As a Ratings Analyst, you will be participating in the evaluation of the credit quality of universities, and not for profit institutions. You will be responsible for aggregating data and information to present to rating committees. You will interact with clients, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution. This position will also include managing and processing large data sets.

The Career Opportunity: This position is a junior position, but with high expectations for upward mobility. Advancement will be available to those who show a strong aptitude and embrace the municipal sector. While overall career development will depend on individual performance and company need, this is an opportunity for your skills and hard work to move you forward.

The Team / The Business: You will join a very collegial and professional team of analysts that works on credits across the country. We are a national team looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly. Ratings analysts are a key part of the success of the department and make meaningful contributions every day.

Your Skills: A supportive team is critical to growing the skills of any junior staff member, but a key feature of the position is the ability to work with little supervision and with colleagues across multiple offices. In addition, you should have understanding of accounting principles, ability to manage against tight deadlines, and an ability to think critically and clearly express and defend your opinions verbally and in writing. This specific position is focused on managing data sets in the municipal context, so you should strong excel skills. .

The Impact: You will be able to contribute to the team and company in a meaningful way. You will be integrated into a group with high expectations and can expect to have a notable impact.

Our Hiring Manager says: "I'm looking for the kind of person who wants a challenging position with high expectations, who can assimilate into a professional team environment, and make immediate, positive contributions. We are a fast-paced, high volume business, and there is always something new happening. This is a junior position, but not entry level. So the candidate should have two years work experience in the sector, rating agencies or a public sector analytic position.

Required:
• BS/BA or similar degree with quantitative experience and/or studies in finance government/public policy, economics, or similar fields
• Two years work experience
• Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Excel, and ability to manipulate extremely large data sets
• Strong computer skills, including Word and PowerPoint;
• Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
• Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask
• A demonstrated interest in local governments and how they work
• Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team
• Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models
• Strong communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients
• Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
• Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask
• Knowledge of the education and non-profit sector a plus.

About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.

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