The Team / The Business
The Public Power & Transportation team has a strong collegial environment and friendly atmosphere. As an Associate Director you would be expected to manage a complex portfolio of credits as well as help mentor more junior analysts. 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.
As an Associate Director, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as moderately complex situations, data, and information, assesses client’s quarterly financial projections and resolves 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 senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits, as assigned by a more senior manager. Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:
- Act as the primary analyst for a complex entity or complicated transaction and be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who makes recommendations to the rating committee and prepares material for ratings publication.
- Function as a sector resource on credits. 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.
- Ensure a risk aware culture including leading by example.
- 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.
- This role is a mid-level analytical position, with significant growth opportunities.
- Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree a plus.
- 5+ years of experience related to Public Finance, or the public power or transportation sectors is highly preferred.
- 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.
- The candidate must have: strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management and ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask; the ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others.