• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 14 Dec 17

Vice President - Senior Analyst (Healthcare Team)

Location: New York, NY, USA


This is a challenging role where you will provide insightful credit analysis, publish thought leading research, and represent the company in a variety of external venues.

Individual will be a lead, senior analyst responsible for research and analysis for new ratings as well as monitoring of a specific portfolio of highly complex not-for-profit healthcare ratings. Responsibilities include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of credit quality, including an assessment of operating, financial, regulatory, governance and management risks. Financial analysis notably includes liquidity, debt and other long-term obligations, historical financial performance and the assessment of future debt repayment abilities. The lead analyst will be responsible for publishing high quality research on individual bond issues as well as news and industry events that affect credit and sector trends.
The lead analyst is responsible for developing in-depth knowledge of the specific regions and states in which portfolio credits operate, building an understanding of key healthcare policies; building relationships with investors, issuers and their intermediaries; and managing key strategic internal and external relationships. As a senior analyst the individual will be responsible for serving as back-up analyst on other healthcare ratings.
As a Vice President, the individual is expected to assist with training and developing junior members of the team as well as work with other rating teams, such as higher education, to ensure rating consistency and support cross-sector and cross-team analytical standards.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of not only the sector, but also the broader public finance market.
  • Conduct initial and on-going credit analysis on a dedicated portfolio of large and highly complex not-for-profit healthcare issuers;
  • Present in-depth fundamental credit analysis on a regular basis to rating committees and other internal analytical meetings to assign and maintain credit ratings.
  • Write high quality research on individual issuers as well as on credit trends and other topical issues.
  • Lead regular outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, conference participations and other third party events.
  • Maintain high profile relationships with issuers, investors and intermediaries.
  • Train and mentor junior analysts.
  • Collaborate across lines of business to share analytical and process best practices.

Moody's Not-For-Profit Healthcare Ratings team is located in multiple geographic offices throughout the U.S. and is responsible for the accurate and timely assignment and monitoring of credit ratings for single and multi-state hospitals and related Healthcare issuers. The team is part of Moody's US Public Finance Department, which is responsible for all credit ratings in the Not-For-Profit sectors, Healthcare, Higher Education, Housing, US state and local government sectors.

  • Substantial experience of credit analysis or related experience, particularly in the healthcare or higher education sector.
  • In-depth understanding of accounting, investment management, and financial analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of the municipal debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets.
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Master's degree, such as an MBA, CPA or CFA, strongly preferred.
  • Background in corporate accounting (preferred), municipal finance, public sector accounting, economics and statistics
  • Fluency in English is essential.

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 $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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