• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 16 Jan 18

Vice President, Senior Analyst, State Rating Team

Location: New York, NY, USA

Key Responsibilities:

The Vice President -Senior Analyst (VP-SA) will be part of Moody's State Ratings Team, which is responsible for credit analysis, research and ratings for US state governments, state-related entities, and public transit entities. The VP-SA will be directly responsible for a significant portfolio of high profile state and transit credits.

This is a challenging role where you will be responsible for providing timely and insightful credit analysis, publishing in-depth research presenting analytical and thought leadership on a range of state credit-related topics, ensuring credit rating accuracy, and representing the company and sector through investor outreach efforts. This opportunity involves developing in-depth knowledge of the assigned sectors, working with other teams across Moody's, and writing persuasive and thought-leading research. As part of the rating process, you will interact extensively with investors, intermediaries, and issuers.

  • Conduct initial and on-going credit analysis for a dedicated portfolio of state government, state-related entities, and public mass transit entities.
  • Develop and present in-depth fundamental credit analysis to rating committees and other internal analytical meetings to assign and maintain credit ratings.
  • Write clear, data-driven, and persuasive research on sector trends and credit-related issues
  • Participate in regular outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, conference speaking participations and other industry events.
  • Maintain relationships with high-profile issuer clients, investors and intermediaries, with frequent interaction with investors and intermediaries.


Line of Business: Public Proj & Infrastr Fin

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Seven to 10 years of credit analysis and management, or related risk management experience, particularly in the public finance sector.
  • Strong academic background, including a graduate degree in business, finance, law, public policy or public administration.
  • Strong quantitative aptitude, proven analytical skills, and up-to-date IT competencies including advanced Excel and PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, conveying insight with transparency in both speech and writing
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and represent the Moody's brand effectively at a senior level.
  • Engage in team work with a positive and constructive attitude; strong leadership capabilities.
  • Highly organized and efficient; act with diligence, sense of urgency, efficiency, responsibility, and ownership.


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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