• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 24 Nov 17

VP, Senior Analyst

Location: New York, NY, USA

Role/Responsibilities:
The VP-SA will be part of Moody's Northeastern Local Government Team, which is responsible for the credit analysis of general government and enterprise debt in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The VP-SA will become directly responsible for a significant portfolio of local government credits.
This is a challenging, high profile role. The VP-SA must be accomplished and adept at issuer and intermediary relations and outreach, and must be an effective representative of Moody's. The VP-SA will also be responsible for mentoring junior analysts; responding knowledgably and succinctly to investor and press inquiries relating to credits in the analyst's portfolio; contributing to Moody's overall public finance risk analysis; participating in and representing the team at conferences and meetings; and writing both in-depth research reports and quick-turnaround, news-driven commentary.

The VP-SA will oversee the maintenance of his/her entire portfolio, which will include assigning sales to other analysts, answering their analytical and business relationship questions, and ensuring that broad-based and individually-focused surveillance reviews occur on time and with adequate depth.
This opportunity involves developing both in-depth knowledge of specific northeastern local governments and a general understanding of general and state-specific credit issues. The position also requires the development of a thorough understanding of Moody's rating methodologies and their unbiased application, and leadership in the development of new methodological approaches.

The VP-SA is expected to provide thought-leading analysis, topical research and commentary with minimal oversight, and special project management and guidance to more junior analysts. The VP-SA will also be expected to effectively and professionally interact with government representatives, financial intermediaries, investors, and other market participants.

More specifically, he or she will be responsible for the following:
  • In-depth, fundamental credit analysis on a regular basis of issuers in a portfolio of Moody's-rated local government obligations
  • Publication of insightful, clear and focused research on high profile municipalities and all rating actions affecting credits within the assigned portfolio
  • Publication of insightful, clear and focused research on credit trends, and short news-driven commentary on recent credit developments
  • Maintenance of expertise on and in-depth knowledge of the issuers in the assigned portfolio
  • Development and presentation of rating recommendations and credit analyses to rating committees
  • Active participation in regular outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, and conferences
  • Attendance at and conduct of analytical meetings with issuers
  • Regular communication with investors and other market participants about Moody's credit ratings, credit analysis and market views
  • Adherence to all applicable regulatory, code of conduct and best practice requirements and standards


Department/Team: Regional PFG Northeast

Qualifications:
  • Strong academic background - graduate degree in business, finance, public policy, public administration or J.D. strongly preferred
  • Eight to 10 years of credit analysis experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability to convey complex and nuanced analytical issues clearly
  • Knowledge of local government budgeting, accounting, and finance
  • Proven public speaking skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending both own and Moody's-developed views
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Competency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and represent Moody's effectively at a senior level


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