As a Director, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as complex situations, data, and information, assess client’s quarterly financial projections and resolve difficult deal-specific analytical situations. This position is responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with other senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits. Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:
• Rate complex deals, and proficiently write complex analytical reports.
• Serve as a senior member of the criteria committee to establish policy, lead criteria, policy, and analytical deliberations, identify and develop needed changes/innovations in rating methodology/criteria standards and the ratings process, and ensure that analytical guidelines, quality standards, procedures and policies established are adhered to for all credits.
• Act as a senior member of rating committees and be responsible for convening and conducting of rating committee deliberations in area of expertise. May act as the rating committee chair and assure the integrity of the rating process. Act as an active, vocal voting member of the committee.
• Function as a Senior Technical Expert on an account. Publish timely industry commentaries, and proficiently write sector reviews and thought leadership pieces. Develop and lead ideas on papers across a broad range of issues for publication in S&P journals and other publications.
• Speaking publically and representing the company to external stakeholders.
This person in this position will have the opportunity to increase our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients. Your analysis and work is essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits, as well as in the training of others to help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems.
The Career Opportunity
This role is a senior analytical position.
The Team / The Business
The local government team has a strong collegial environment and friendly atmosphere; as a new analyst, you would be regularly assigned to work with senior analysts to improve your knowledge and understanding, and we would expect you to frequently ask questions of senior analysts, who are happy to oblige. A lot of the work is completed independently, but every rating involves a team of analysts, so teamwork is very important. The pace is fairly rapid, so if the thought of working on one report by yourself for months sounds boring to you, you’d like this environment.
The candidate should possess critical thinking skills, along with proficiency with major off-the-shelf software. The candidate should have the aptitude to be a team player, but also be able to work independently. A bachelor’s and advanced degree is required, plus 7-10 years in financial services. In addition, the candidate must have: excellent time management and the ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask; strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; the ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others.
Our Hiring Manager says:
“I’m looking for the kind of person who has analytical curiosity, loves a challenge, and has strong leadership skills. Working on a diverse yet complex portfolio of credits will allow you to learn new skill sets, but you must also have the ability to lead other analysts in more junior positions, and to provide support to their analytic portfolios as well. Time management at this level is crucial and mentoring others is part of being a more senior member of the team. You’ll love this job because it involves evaluating the public sector while working for a private company.”