Job Description

Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Credit Analysis & Research


  • MIS Support Center, 4th floor, East Tower, Eurocenter Business Center, in front of Cenada, Heredia, 40104, CR

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The Financial Data Analyst performs a range of data, analytical and research services that contribute to the overall credit analysis function performed by the fundamental rating groups. Prospective candidates will have a basic knowledge of financial statements and financial terms. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail as well as their ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
Being part of the Data & Analytics function provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry. This will be an internally facing role, reporting into the team manager.


Perform analysis to support ratings, research, analytical outreach. Examples of work include:

  • Apply MIS' standards to existing data in order to produce valuable inputs into the rating and research process, including Moody's adjusted data, key indicators, ratios, charts and graphs in line with MIS’s methodologies
  • Perform various data intake tasks, including scrubbing, validating the data for further use in research and ratings
  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding financial reports, official statements and other documents related to issuers' performance
  • Liaise with analysts and accounting specialists in order to understand the application of accounting concepts on a particular entity
  • Work directly with ratings and support analysts to understand data capture requirements, adjustments and other information needed by the rating team for ratings and research
  • Perform simple calculations and apply judgement for other calculations of data
  • Gather data from various sources (sometimes unstructured), update relevant databases, escalate or resolve issues
  • Complete simple deliverables such as newsletters, database maintenance, more complex or high profile admin or other ad-hoc support with oversight


  • Basic understanding of how data fits into methodologies
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret financial metrics reported by rated entities

Stakeholder Management:

  • Interact with team members, direct managers and limited other stakeholders

Project Management:

  • Develop working knowledge of more than one simple project/deliverable with guidance.



Educational background

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in Business management, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance preferred


  • Advanced level of written and oral English to efficiently communicate and attend meetings
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is a nice-to-have

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of financial documents analysis and accounting is required
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel including pivot tables, lookups, among others
  • Previous work experience is not required, but preferred.
  • Prior experience in financial statements and accounting data analysis is a plus
  • Previous work experiences in a financial environment are a plus
  • Individual must be organized, diligent, able to multitask and balance priorities, display initiative, and have the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective organizational, communicational (verbal & written), and interpersonal skills are required
  • Proven capacity to quickly transition as priorities change to meet demands

Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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