Research Assistant, Capital Goods

S&P Global
Centennial, USA
22 Oct 2021
17 Nov 2021
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Assistant -U.S. Corporate Ratings - Capital Goods

The Role:
We are currently looking for a motivated self-starter to join our Corporate Ratings group as a Research Assistant based in our Centennial, CO office.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Research Assistant will support a team of senior analysts responsible for credit ratings of corporate entities within the Capital Goods sector.
The individual will provide broad support for all credit related matters for the industry team. This includes extracting financial and economic data from source materials and inputting into group applications as well as basic financial modeling. You will support the team on routine surveillance and publishing activities, conduct industry research, and assist with ad hoc projects.

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.

Your Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree (business/economics/quantitative discipline preferred)
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred
  • 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.
  • Coachable; open to receiving and providing feedback. Genuine desire for personal development
  • Successful candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S indefinitely. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
The Career Opportunity:
As a Research Assistant, you are working as part of a sector team in the Corporate Ratings group in Standard & Poor's. With 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 progress towards becoming primary analysts with their own credit list within a sector team.

S&P Corporate Ratings offers a supportive, diverse and collegial work environment with unparalleled exposure to the senior management of large US corporates.

We offer reimbursement for CFA exam fees as well as MBA programs. Over time, for career advancement, we expect progress towards either the CFA and/or an MBA.

The Impact:
  • At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in our 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.
The Team / The Business:
When you join S&P Global Ratings and the Corporate Ratings group, you join one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks in corporate finance. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria in a fast pace environment.
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,800 to $97,200. 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 not eligible for additional compensation such as an annual incentive bonus or 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 .

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.
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.

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Job ID: 267124
Posted On: 2021-10-20
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

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