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

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer; Ratings and Process Oversight

Location: New York, NY, USA

We are looking for a Vice President/Senior Credit Officer to join the Ratings and Process Oversight Group (RPO) as Group Credit Officer for Sub-Sovereign and Public Finance Ratings.

The successful candidate would provide analytical and project leadership across regional and local government credit classes worldwide. 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 Moody's US Public Finance and Sub-Sovereign ratings globally. This includes monitoring broad credit issues for a large portfolio of government issuers to identify emerging credit risks and prompt timely action through leadership in portfolio reviews, rating committees and other credit assessment discussions. The GCO will 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. 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. Sub-Sovereign ratings cover approximately 650 government issuers outside the US, across the globe, many of which are high profile in the debt markets. The position offers an excellent opportunity to develop the broadest possible credit perspective across public finance capital markets globally.

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
  • Write in-depth, high quality, insightful research on broad credit topics
  • Improve market understanding of Moody's credit views through intermediary interactions and speaking at conferences
  • Coach and develop support associates


RPO works with Moody's rating teams, including participating in rating committees and credit discussions, particularly for complex, unusual, or precedent-setting situations. It leads initiatives to improve analytical tools and processes, and maintain best practices, RPO also supports and generates research on analytical topics, and provides insights for credit strategy and rating methodologies.

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Ten years of increasing responsibility in credit analysis with a demonstrated deep understanding of public sector credit issues.
  • Desired skills include strong understanding of financial statement analysis, 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.

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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