The AVP-Analyst will be part of Moody's Southeastern Local Government Team, which is responsible for the credit analysis of local governments' general obligation and enterprise debt in seven eastern states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky. The AVP-Analyst will be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis of a portfolio of local government debt obligations, and for contributing to the maintenance of the team's entire portfolio of existing ratings. The AVP-Analyst will also be responsible for contributing to Moody's overall public finance risk analysis, participating in and representing the team at conferences and meetings and publishing high quality research. This opportunity will require having a thorough understanding of Moody's rating methodologies, general understanding of broader public finance trends and an in-depth knowledge of local governments within the states the analyst covers. The AVP-Analyst will also help manage effective interaction with government representatives, financial intermediaries, investors and other market participants.
As a lead analyst, manage ratings quality and consistency for a portfolio of high profile and complex local government credits; assign initial ratings and monitor outstanding ratings
As a rating committee chair, oversee the assignment of ratings using Moody's methodologies and by fostering participation among committee members
Author high quality research - both in-depth reports and quick-turnaround, news-driven commentary - on priority topics of interest to a broad readership; review and edit credit opinions and research reports produced by the Southeast team
Effectively represent Moody's externally by: leading meetings with issuers, intermediaries, investors, and the media; delivering formal presentations to audiences of capital market participants; and knowledgably responding to investor and press inquiries
Consistently adhere to all code-of-conduct, compliance, and regulatory requirements
Strong academic background - Bachelor's Degree
Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to convey complex analytical issues clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing; public speaking experience
Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending own views
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines, assuming responsibility for workflow and work product
Ability to ensure ongoing self-development
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics or Business strongly preferred
Seven or more years of experience in public finance or a related field and/or expertise in local government budgeting, accounting, and finance
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