Location: Chicago, IL | Centennial, CO | Farmers Branch, TX The Role:
As a Ratings Analyst, you participate in the evaluation of the credit quality of governmental entities-specifically cities, counties and school districts-as it relates to their ability to repay debt obligations. You will interact with clients, aggregate and analyze data, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution. The Career Opportunity:
This position is a junior position with high expectations for upward mobility. Advancement is 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. This role involves interacting directly with local governments to evaluate their credit quality. You will interview clients and then prepare presentations on local government credits to a rating committee and communicate the results of these deliberations to clients, their representatives, financial intermediaries, investors, and the media, including writing rating analysis for publication. The Team / The Business:
The local government team has a strong collegial environment and friendly atmosphere; as a new analyst, you will be assigned to work with senior analysts to improve your knowledge and understanding, and we will expect you to frequently ask questions of senior analysts, who are happy to oblige. A lot of the work is completed independently, but every rating involves a team of analysts, so teamwork is very important. The pace is fairly rapid, so if the thought of working on one report by yourself for months sounds boring to you, you'd like this environment. S&P offers a flexible work environment and generous time off, including parental leave. Your Skills:
You don't need prior credit rating experience, but you should possess critical thinking skills and the ability to learn quickly and apply what you've learned. You should have the aptitude to be a team player, but also be able to work independently. In addition, you must have: strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management and ability to stay organized, and meet deadlines; and the ability to think independently and critically, The Impact:
You will contribute to the team and company in a meaningful way as a primary analyst on credit ratings. 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 has intellectual curiosity and loves a challenge. Working on a diverse yet complex portfolio of credits will allow you to learn new skill sets in a professional team-oriented environment. We are a fast-paced, high volume business, and there is always something new happening, so you better enjoy reading and reacting quickly to the news! You'll love this job because it involves evaluating the public sector and participating in public finance while working for a private company. This is a junior position, but not entry level. So the candidate should have two years of work experience in a municipal or analytical environment, such as a city or school district, financial services, or 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; Master in Public Policy, Public Administration, or Business Administration a plus;
• Two years of work experience minimum;
• Knowledge of and proficiency in Excel, and ability to manipulate large data sets, with advanced Excel skills like the ability to write macros a plus;
• 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 communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients over the phone and in person;
• Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment; and
• Ability to be highly organized and detail-oriented Compensation/Benefits Information
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200, to $129,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States. About Company Statement
: 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.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group) Job ID:
260416 Posted On:
Chicago, Illinois, United States