The Role: Associate – Corporate Ratings
New York, New York and Centennial, Colorado
When you join S&P Global Ratings, you join one of the world’s leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria, you have the opportunity to ask probing questions to senior corporate executives, and interact with the global investor community.
With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
The Practice Groups include: Corporates, Public Finance, Financial Institutions, Structured Finance, Sovereign and International Public Finance, and Infrastructure.
At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in S&P Global Ratings reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
What’s in it for you:
We prepare our most successful Associates to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams. A high performing Associate is likely to be considered for rating more complex and higher profile issuers, as well as for investor outreach.
Build a career with a global company
Grow and improve your skills by working on research and analysis with global impact
Perform rigorous analytical work, research, fundamental credit analysis, analysis of financial statements, building of financial models and forecasts, and writing of analytical reports on rated corporate entities
Maintain direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of rated corporate issuers with the guidance of a Senior Analyst
Ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations
Repeat analytical contact with rated entities’ senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies
What We’re Looking For:
MBA, MPA, JD, CFA or other advanced degree in related field
3+ years of experience within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, or an audit company working in the field of credit analysis of multinational corporations or equivalent military experience
Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts
Proficiency with figures and the ability to maintain accuracy and be detail oriented while complying with deadlines
Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills
Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions
Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution.
Solid, demonstrable credit analysis experience
Superb, in-depth understanding of financial statement analysis