Associate Director IFR/Project Finance

S&P Global
San Francisco, USA
09 Oct 2021
28 Oct 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate Director - Infrastructure

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 12

The Team:
The Global Infrastructure Practice was established by S&P Global to expand our ratings franchise in an area of strong growth and to leverage our significant global infrastructure expertise across the full range of infrastructure asset classes. Analytical team members reside in 16 locations globally and work on a diverse range of transactions globally applying different ratings criteria, predominantly project finance and public-private partnerships or P3s. We also work on transactions in partnership with other practices on a regular basis. Effective teamwork and a thoughtful approach to problem solving are highly valued.

The Impact:
The successful applicant will enhance our ability to efficiently and effectively serve our clients by demonstrating outstanding analytical excellence and the capacity to provide relevant, insightful, and compelling analysis. You will analyze original, often bespoke, and complex situations in a timely, orderly, and insightful manner. Developing and maintaining a deep understanding of industry trends and issues is important.

Manage a broad portfolio of diverse project finance infrastructure credits focused on power, toll roads, social accommodation, and transport projects, ensuring a consistently high level of analytic quality; act as Primary Analyst on a selected number of high-profile credits
  • Review, critique, and provide analytic feedback on analysis and publishing performed by junior analysts
  • Maintain relationships with the issuers in your assigned portfolio
  • Support and in cases lead new rating assignments under often significant time pressure
  • Audit and create financial forecast, modeling projections and what if scenarios
  • Create and leverage effective internal partnerships, especially with other senior analysts in the Global Infrastructure Practice focused on P3 and project finance coverage
  • Help develop and communicate S&P Global Ratings thought leadership and credit themes via publications, speeches, conference presentations, and media interviews
  • Work with more junior team members to provide analytical training and coaching
  • Credibly champion S&P Global Ratings analytic views
  • At least 5+ years of experience within a large commercial bank, insurance company, insurance broker, investment bank, investing institution or an audit company working in the field of credit /financial analysis. Experience in project finance desired
  • Have strong analytical skills with comfort doing modeling and quantitative analysis and ability to review of financial statements and understand basic accounting concepts
  • The ability and the desire to learn to conduct his/her own analysis and research
  • The ability to work in a collaborative work environment is required
  • MBA or advanced degree within Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or Mathematics (a quantitative background is strongly preferred).
  • CFA, ASA or FSA accreditation a plus.
  • Be willing to travel, sometimes with short notice
  • Be computer literate having strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills. Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
  • Possess solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand learn and to make a contribution
  • Successful candidates must have permission to work in the U.S.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $82,600 to $230,200 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus/a sales commission plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

About Company Statement:
S&P Global Ratings

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

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

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: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 264211
Posted On: 2021-08-20
Location: New York, New York, United States

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