AVP Operations Analyst - Tokyo - 13048BR

The Role / Responsibilities:
Operations, Data and Controls (ODC) is a unified team focused on end-to-end operational support for ratings and related activities. ODC is looking for an AVP Ops Analyst to join the team.

The AVP Ops Analyst represents a key role that will provide project management, operations and regulatory reporting support that is critical to the execution of MIS strategies.
  • Coordination of local methodology including “Rating Symbols and Definitions” translations and Japanese Press Release Templates
  • Lead operational projects around regulatory remediation efforts and ensure strong operational controls across key operational processes
  • Liaise and develop subject matter expertise on business process and regulatory controls (including conflict management and analyst rotation requirements)
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual regulatory ratings reports for the Japanese regulators, plus ad hoc requests.
  • Document and maintain business/ functional requirements, standard operating procedures, run books, process flows, checklists, etc. as required.
  • Understand Japan CRA regulations, ensure effective controls and liaise with the Japan Compliance officer(s), Global Middle Office and any other team regarding regulatory reporting activities as required.
  • Provide support to Compliance in responding to JFSA operational related regulatory inquiries.
  • Take initiative to come up with innovative ideas and process improvements to streamline Japan regulatory reporting work.
  • Coordinate with Global function in following up on operational incidents that are reportable to the regulator and/or the local Board
  • Support the successful transition of global projects and process enhancements to Business As Usual, where applicable, including drafting communications, global training, procedures, etc.
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise on the end-to-end Rating Processes, Regulatory Policies and Procedures as well as supporting operational procedures and guidelines
  • Continuously seek out opportunities to streamline and standardize business processes and enhance operational controls and efficiencies
  • Drive discussions with the analytical community and other Moody’s teams (e.g. ODC, Compliance, Government and Public Affairs, Legal, MIT, etc.) to effectively remediate issues or inquiries
Operations, Data and Controls
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate BA/BS degree in business, finance/economics, management or similar field; MBA a plus
  • 8+ years of operational control, business process and/or middle office experience, preferably from financial industry.
  • Experience managing global, cross-functional projects and teams required
  • Strong, project management, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact comfortably with different levels of management and articulate/present issues clearly and succinctly
  • Self-starter and team player with ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to reach across organization to successfully resolve requests/inquiries
  • Highly organized and efficient, with an attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills and knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of Moody’s rating systems, analysis tools and operational processes would be a plus
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 $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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 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.