Assistant Vice President; Ratings and Process Oversight
Job Description We are looking for an Assistant Vice President to join the Ratings and Process Oversight Group (RPO) as Group Credit Officer for Public Finance Ratings.
The successful candidate will make contributions in the areas of analytical and project leadership across state, regional and local government credit classes across all US public finance sectors. The successful candidate will also work closely with other experienced team members on various analytical initiatives. The Role/Responsibilities:
This Group Credit Officer (GCO) will contribute to oversight of the broad range of Moody's US Public Finance ratings, focused upon monitoring credit issues for this large portfolio that identify emerging credit risks and prompt timely action through leadership in portfolio reviews, rating committees and other credit assessment discussions. The GCO will help initiate and lead various analytical projects to improve the consistency and quality of credit analysis and ratings. This includes providing guidance to analysts that ensures consistency with rating practices and policies, and challenging analytical views in a constructive manner when appropriate, and publishing insightful credit research on broad credit issues. The role will also involve contributions to the annual municipal default study. PFG ratings cover approximately 12,000 issuers across the full range of public finance sectors including states, cities and counties, special districts, health care, higher education, and housing. There is a mix of investment and speculative grade credits, and a vast array of different security types as well as highly diverse issuers. The position offers an excellent opportunity to develop the broadest possible credit perspective across US public finance capital markets, and will also provide exposure to global public finance markets. The GCO will interface with senior leadership of Moody's Public Finance Group, managers and peers in public sector RPO, and the global head of RPO.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Develop in-depth knowledge of various subsectors and undertake thought leadership initiatives to enhance the quality of Moody's ratings, analytics, and research
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with rating groups
- Lead projects to improve the quality of credit analysis and rating methodologies
- Provide guidance to rating teams to ensure consistency with methodologies and challenge analytical thinking with a different perspective when appropriate
- Improve market understanding of Moody's credit views through intermediary interactions and speaking at conferences
- Coach and develop support associates
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Five years of increasing responsibility in credit analysis with a demonstrated understanding of public sector credit issues.
- Desired skills include strong understanding of financial statement analysis, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- The ideal candidate will be well organized, detail oriented, a team player with the ability to work independently and to effectively prioritize and execute multiple on-going tasks and to adapt quickly to a changing environment.
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