The Role: The Associate undertakes rigorous analytical work and is proficient in conducting research and fundamental credit analysis, analyzing financial statements, building financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical reports on rated corporate entities. The successful candidate is able to work effectively in a fast paced environment, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, is customer-oriented, and demonstrates excellent presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences. We offer a supportive and flexible work environment within a team of about 15 analysts (per sector) with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to eventually join our Corporate Ratings group as an Associate in one of our North American offices. The team is currently working remotely, so onboarding will be virtual for the moment. We are open to considering a permanent virtual hire for experienced credit analysts outside of those locations.
The Career Opportunity: As an Associate, you are working as part of the Corporate Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. With the guidance of a senior analyst, a qualified Associate typically maintains direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of 15-20 rated corporate issuers. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance and rating recommendations, repeat analytical contact with rated entities' senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal and external constituencies. A high performing Associate is likely to be considered for rating more complex and higher profile issuers, as well as for investor outreach. We prepare our most successful Associates to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
The Impact: * 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. * 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 Team / The Business: 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.
Your Skills: * MBA in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Mathematics and/or progress on CFA strongly preferred. * Solid, demonstrable experience (3+ years) within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, rating agency or an audit company working in the field of credit analysis of multinational corporations.
* Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis, accounting concepts and financial modelling.
* 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 will be required. * Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution.
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 to $140,100. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires.
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Return to Work Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.
About Company Statement: S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.
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