Associate Analyst 3 / 2 Infrastructure / Utilities - Rating Research & Support - London - 9452BR

The Role
We are looking for an Associate Analyst (AA) to join the RRS - Project and Infrastructure Finance Group. The AA will work on more complex and higher profile analysis, and will form a holistic view on certain credits.
The AA role provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Rating teams, by providing a range of analytical support services that contributes to the overall credit analysis function performed by these teams.
The role requires a solid accounting background with strong focus in financial analysis. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
The AA position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry.
Key Responsibilities

  • Attend analytical meetings (regional travel required) and assist with meeting follow-up reports
  • Perform preliminary credit analysis to support ratings, research, analytical outreach and presentations, with potential exposure to more high-profile subsectors or issuers, under the principle direction of the RRS Team Manager and senior analysts. Examples of analytical work include:
  • Preparing financial spreadsheets and charts, analyzing data and financial statements, building and updating financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical commentary in accordance with Moody’s methodologies.
  • Identifying trends in data and use analytical ability, applying judgment to form well thought out credit conclusions.
  • Interpret and analyse financial data
  • Ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings
  • Develop working knowledge of Moody’s methodologies in order to apply to credit analysis.
  • Support credit monitoring/surveillance of issuers by e.g. preparing data for surveillance, periodically updating preliminary components of analysis, and initiating/escalating deeper credit reviews when necessary
  • Interact with intermediaries and issuers
  • Review rating documentation, including bank loans, covenants and bond indentures and contribute to portfolio reviews
  • Support sector and company research writing
  • Perform certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks.
The Department / Team:
Moody’s EMEA Project and Infrastructure Finance Group has responsibility for rating debt issued by public and private infrastructure issuers and electric, gas and water utilities in EMEA region, for this position predominantly in Russia. The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody’s Ratings and Research function.

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Experience/Qualifications
  • Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent qualifications).
  • Preferably some relevant credit analysis experience ideally within Utilities and Infrastructure sectors or related experience from a recognised financial institution or an audit firm.
  • Good Accounting background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience).
  • Well-developed IT skills including advanced Excel and PowerPoint, with the ability to use financial models and software specific to the business.
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Fluent in English 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 atwww.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.