Corporate Ratings – Paris, France – 12 month FTC
The Role: We are currently looking for a credit analyst to join our Corporate Ratings group based in Paris
The Impact: The role includes interacting with Finance and Treasury teams of client companies, conducting a detailed analysis of the companies’ ability to service debt, as well as publishing and presenting analysis to market participants.
The Team / The Business: The Global Corporate Ratings Practice is the largest of Global Ratings Services. It employs nearly 500 analysts in 28 locations globally who conduct research and produce ratings over 4,500 corporate entities. We predominantly work on ratings surveillance and transactions applying our core corporate methodology completed by key credit factors for each main industry lines. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices and segments at S&P Global on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued. The team will be a fully dedicated team assigned with the objective of developing a new assessment for issuers and investors in this fast growing market area; the development of the new offering is one of S&P strategic goals.
Applicants must have a strong foundation and work experience in at least one of the following: (1) Accounting; (2) Debt instruments and documentation; (3) Building financial forecasting models.
Applicants should also have an understanding of how a corporate enterprise works, in terms of ownership structures, business models, as well as opportunities and risks that might impact a company’s cash flows.
An Associate in the S&P Global Corporate Rating business typically has responsibility over annual surveillance of 15-20 rated corporate entities and works on assigning new ratings as required.
Working environment puts emphasis on teamwork and analytical collaboration, as well as detailed documentation of all aspects of analysis and publication of ratings. Strong communication skills are essential for internal discussions of ratings, as well as external publishing and presentations.
The Interview process will initially focus on the applicant’s career goals and ability to work in a dynamic, client-facing environment. It will be followed by a technical skills assessment, whereby the applicant will be asked to use S&P Global’s rating methodology to assign a rating to a currently unrated company.
About S&P Global
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings