• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-10-16

Financial Data Associate

Location: New York, NY, USA

As a Financial Data Associate, you will provide and coordinate a comprehensive business administration service to management and rating analysts within the designated Line of Business (LOB). The successful candidate will be responsible for all administrative work related to a subset of deals which includes:
  • Responsible for supporting new deal set-up, data capture (e.g., amendments), lifecycle data maintenance, data quality assurance and tracking support to the rating analysts within the designated Line of Business (LOB)
  • Performs administrative tasks including but not limited: to data updates, prepares rating action, bulk rating actions, publishing ratings, research and press release templates and disclosures consistent with regulatory requirements, internal policies and guidelines for designated LOB support
  • Monitors designated mailboxes to ensure timely and effective handling of internal and external client requests. Organizes work to meet deadlines and time sensitive requests/projects.
  • Facilitates resolution to technical issues and/or more complex external inquiries with supervision by Senior Financial Data Associate/Specialist/Team Leader
  • Builds positive relationships with clients to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrates the ability to deal professionally with clients. Delivers high level of service across high volume of transactions.
  • Promptly and efficiently escalates conflicts/problems/database/data inconsistency
  • Able to identify and research issues and/or discrepancies with data and/or requests for follow up with the analyst.
  • Resolves basic client inquiries (both internal and external clients)
  • Demonstrates increasing awareness of procedures, guidelines and regulatory requirements as it pertains to their job function by asking relevant questions.
  • Liaison with Rating Teams and other Moody's departments (Commercial, Information Technology, etc.) as required
  • Provide back-up coverage for designated associate in the event of absence and holidays to ensure seamless service to GMO clients
  • Willing to accept new challenges
  • Demonstrates flexibility with last minute changes in commitments and deadlines
  • Contributes positively to the team even under pressure or when performing routine and/or administrative tasks.
  • Places interest of the team above individual self-interest
  • Continue to develop broad based knowledge of financial instruments, terminology, and related business practices


Operations, Data and Controls (ODC), is a unified team focused on end-to-end operational support for ratings and related activities.

This particular team is responsible for providing and coordinating a comprehensive business administration service to management and rating analysts within the designated Line of Business (LOB). As a member of the team you will gain exposure to learning about the ratings process along with data quality assurance and maintenance. Additionally, you will gain valuable experience liaison with Ratings Teams and other Moody's departments such as Compliance, Commercial, Legal and Information Technology.

Qualifications Required:
  • Undergraduate/first-level degree (E.g. Bachelor's degree)
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.)
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete repetitive processes.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex business concepts to a senior audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, highly organized and efficient
  • A strong client focused orientation with the drive and enthusiasm required to achieve results and assume customer satisfaction.
  • This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Because of the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasion, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description, and according to the needs of the business.


Qualifications Preferred:
  • Some relevant work experience and/or relevant internship experience preferred.


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.

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