Assistant Vice President/Analyst - Chicago - 17702BR

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Regional PFG Chicago

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President/Analyst will be a key member of Moody’s Chicago-based US Public Finance ratings team. The individual will be responsible for research and analysis of a wide range of local governments. Responsibilities include analyzing credit quality using quantitative methods and qualitative judgment, accumulating in-depth knowledge of economic trends and debt practices within the local government sector, and collaborating with teammates and other Public Finance Group associates. This individual should demonstrate strong time management skills and the ability to write high quality credit research.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of not only the sector, but also the broader public finance market.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing credit analysis on a portfolio of US local governments.
  • 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.
  • Participate in regular outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, and industry conferences.
  • Maintain strong relationships with investors, issuers, and intermediaries.
  • Train and mentor junior analysts.
  • Embody Moody’s culture of excellence behaviors, including integrity, responsiveness, respect, collaboration, and passion.


  • Typically 7 or more years of demonstrated experience of credit analysis or related public sector experience, including state or local governments, higher education, health care, or housing.
  • General understanding of accounting, investment management, and financial analysis. Prefer someone with good understanding of GASB accounting standards.
  • Knowledge of the municipal debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets.
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical abilities.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priority tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Master’s degree, such as an MBA or MPA, strongly preferred.
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