The Team: S&P Global Ratings is one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. Within S&P Global Ratings, U.S. Public Finance is an important sector of the capital markets as our credit analysis supports key funding initiatives and serves as a growth driver for many areas of the economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. You will join a professional team of analysts that maintains a strong culture of analytical excellence and customer service in a supportive, diverse, and collegial environment.
The Role: As a Ratings Analyst, you will be participating in the evaluation of the credit quality for organizations in the U.S. Public Finance sector, which can include ratings for states, municipalities, school districts, charter schools, colleges, hospitals, housing agencies, public power and municipal cooperatives, transportation entities or utility providers. As part of your role, you will be responsible for aggregating data and information to present to rating committees, while also supporting research for publications or special projects. As you develop an understanding of the relevant ratings criteria and analysis, you will also interact with clients, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution.
The Career Opportunity: This position is a junior position, but with high potential for upward mobility. Advancement is achievable for those who demonstrate strong aptitude, a positive attitude, and a solid grasp of the municipal sector. While overall career progression will depend on individual performance and company need, this is an opportunity for your skills and hard work to advance your career within the organization. This position will give a successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to a strong talent development culture that values integrated and high-impact analysis, service excellence, diversity, and empowerment.
Responsibilities: This position is key to maintaining our market relevance and meeting our transaction requirements.
Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:
Conduct research and prepare documents and presentations for rating committees
Attend rating committee meetings with senior analysts as assigned
Demonstrate strong knowledge of ratings criteria and financial statement analysis
Manage and process large data sets to assist in the collection and analysis of data for debt rating activities, thought leadership, and special projects; and
Participate in meetings with debt issuers and their representatives as assigned.
1-2 years of work experience
A demonstrated interest in the municipal sector.
Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models.
Strong verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to interact confidently with clients.
Strong proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; knowledge of programming languages and data analytics a plus.
Ability to learn in both formal training and on-the-job settings.
Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment; and
Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented, and juggle multiple priorities at once.
BS, BA in finance, accounting, economics, government/public policy, or a similar field required.
Grade/Level: 9 ( relevant for internal applicants only )
The Location(s): Englewood, CO | Chicago, IL | Dallas, TX | Boston, MA | San Francisco, CA
(No Sponsorship Available) This role is limited to persons with the indefinite right to work in the United States
Compensation/Benefits Information (This section is only applicable to US candidates): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200, to $80,000. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual's geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses, and certifications.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, please click here .
About Company: S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision-making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies, and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments, and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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