Associate, U.S. Public Finance - States/Transportation

S&P Global
Dallas, USA
$85k - $170k
15 Nov 2022
08 Dec 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate, U.S. Public Finance - States/Transportation

The Team: The States and Transportation team maintains a strong culture of analytical excellence and customer service in a supportive and collegial environment. You will work collaboratively with a national team of analysts on a high profile portfolio of states and transportation credits.

The Impact: US Public Finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the US 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. This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to a strong talent development culture that values integrated and high-impact analysis, service excellence, diversity and empowerment.

What's in it for you:
  • Build a career with a global company. This position is a mid-level position, but with expectations for upward mobility.
  • You will work on a complex portfolio of credits that will allow you to learn new skill sets
  • The states and transportation group will provide you with both a macro and micro view of the economy, infrastructure and municipal credit. As your career progresses you will have the chance to speak with the media and at conferences or write opinion pieces on the sector.
  • We prepare our most successful Associates and Associate Directors to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
  • Occasional travel to issuer locations and industry conferences.
  • This position is key to maintaining our market relevance and meeting our transaction requirements.
  • As an Associate, you are expected to be a thoughtful contributor to credit committee discussions in your role as either primary analyst, backup, or voter. You will act as the primary analyst for high profile credits and complicated transactions and be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who can synthesize information and analysis into well-reasoned and well-supported rating recommendations to the rating committee and write strong, concise reports supporting our credit opinion.
  • The position requires you to interact with high level government officials, investors, intermediaries, members of the media, and representatives from industry groups, among others.
  • You will be responsible for remaining informed and communicate developments and trends in the sector as a whole by delivering S&P's views and opinions on important issues affecting credit quality in the municipal bond market. You will be expected to publish timely and insightful credit reports as well as thought leadership pieces that are more specific to developments for credits in your portfolio or emerging trends in the sector.
  • You will also contribute to mentoring and providing analytic support to more junior analysts.
What We're Looking For:
Basic Qualifications:
  • MBA, MPA, MPP, JD, and/or CFA preferred
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience, experience in the muni market is a plus
  • Ability to think independently and critically with strong analytical curiosity, problem-solving and research skills
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills in front of internal and external audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently, with a willingness to expand, learn, and support on team initiatives
  • Proactive and organized with excellent time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and meet numerous deadlines
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and markets including S&P's analytical products and services
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and aptitude for learning new applications/proprietary software
The Location: (flexible) Chicago, IL / Dallas, TX / Centennial, CO. New York, NY
This role is limited to persons with the indefinite right to work in the United States.

Grade Level: 11 (for internal purposes only )

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.

Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $85, 700 to $170,400. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, visit

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: 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: 277735
Posted On: 2022-11-04
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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