Research Assistant - Transportation, Autos and Defense
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 19617992
The Role: Research Assistant, US Corporate Ratings - Transportation, Autos, Aerospace & Defense
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 participate in meetings with senior corporate executives and investors.
What we are looking for: As a Research Assistant, you are working as part of a sector team within the Corporate Ratings group. Under the guidance of senior analysts, a qualified Research Assistant typically supports the sector team on its ongoing surveillance of a portfolio of rated corporate issuers and performs basic fundamental credit analysis, forecasting, and industry analysis. With experience, a high performing Research Assistant will provide support on more complex issuers and transactions, as well as provide input to financial models and written analysis used for committee reviews and external publications. We expect our strong Research Assistants to be promoted to Rating Analysts so they provide support on more complex analysis and may become primary analysts with their own credit list within a sector team.
The successful candidate will be comfortable in an environment of continuous improvement and high customer service standards while adhering to established ratings criteria, policies and procedures.
Successful candidates for U.S. locations must have authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
What's in it for you:
Supportive and flexible work environment within a team of 15-20 analysts (per sector) with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Hybrid work schedule with 2-3 days in the office once trained up.
Interesting work with unparalleled exposure to senior management of large US corporates
Opportunity to increase analytical, communication and presentation skills while supporting the rating process, and expand technical skills, time management capabilities and attention to detail.
Encouragement and financial support to complete the CFA or an MBA
Good progression opportunities for strong performers
Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts.
Ability to quickly absorb, analyze, and act upon information, while demonstrating strong proficiency with figures, accuracy and be detail-oriented while complying with deadlines.
Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills.
Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution. English communication skills should be strong - both verbal and written.
Highly organized with the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and work under time pressure.
Strong team player - the ability to work in a deal-driven, collaborative work environment is critical.
Must have ability to think independently and critically.
Self-starter, motivated, intellectually curious
Coachable; open to receiving and providing feedback. Genuine desire for personal development
The successful candidate is expected to study for the CFA and/or complete an MBA over time.
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.
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.
Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 8
The Location: Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Toronto, CAN
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $48,200 to $95,825 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
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, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .
About Company Statement : 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.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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