Associate Analyst - Infrastructure / Utilities (Russian Speaker) - London - 9452BR

The Role / Responsibilities:
The Associate will work closely with Senior Analysts and provides high level analytical, statistical and research assistance to Analysts in the rating process in the Project Finance & Infrastructure Group. Good accounting skills and credit analysis experience is required.

  • Support analysts in the rating process, including drafting credit documents, formulating ratios, preparing spreadsheets, comparative statistics, graphs, tables, and working on special projects as and when needed
  • Monitor portfolio and quantitative and qualitative portfolio data as directed by lead Analyst
  • Review financial statements, use financial models, and apply Moody’s methodologies with limited guidance from Senior Analyst
  • Perform credit analysis on a company and sector basis under guidance of lead Analyst
  • Write portions of press releases with assistance of Lead Analyst
  • Interact with intermediaries and issuers on lower priority issues
  • Review rating documentation, including bank loans, covenants and bond indentures
  • Prepare sections of Rating Committee recommendations memo
  • Support sector and company research writing
  • Produce outreach presentation material relating to company and sector focus
  • Attend analytical meetings (European travel required) and assist with meeting follow-up reports
  • Perform portfolio reviews and time sensitive projects
The Department / Team:
Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Group has responsibility for rating debt issued by public and private infrastructure issuers and electric, gas and water utilities. Such issuers include project finance entities that are limited to a special purpose by law, regulation, or contracts, as well as infrastructure and utility companies not contractually limited to a specific activity. Sectors covered by the Project and Infrastructure Finance Group include:
  • Electric, gas and water utilities
  • Project/concession financings in the infrastructure sectors (toll roads, railroads, airports, seaports, hospitals, etc.)
  • Financings of natural resource and energy projects, including power projects and renewable energy projects
  • Stadiums, lotteries, and other limited recourse concession-type financings

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Qualifications:
  • Strong academics with a BSc / Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in a Finance / Accounting or Economic subject
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFA and or CIMA/ACCA) would be highly beneficial
  • Relevant Credit analysis experience, ideally within the Utilities or Infrastructure sector, gained at a recognised financial institution or an audit firm
  • Demonstrates enhanced accounting knowledge when reviewing financial statements and proposes relevant solutions
  • Solid understanding of cash-flow lending techniques
  • Financial/statistical research capabilities
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
  • Well developed IT skills including advanced Excel and PowerPoint, with the ability to use financial models and software specific to the business
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and manage own workflow/priorities accordingly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrable research skills
  • Ambitious and highly motivated/keen to identify and pursue opportunities for self development
  • Desire to exceed client expectations
  • Sound judgment – able to form and present a view
  • Able to work using own initiative and without close supervision
  • Fluency in English and Russian is essential.
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 $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 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.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.