Analyst - Corporate Finance Group (Japan Corporates)

Tokyo, Japan
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Analyst / Japanese corporates

Your Role
  • Responsible for the ongoing credit assessment of a diverse portfolio of major Japanese corporates in such sectors as pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
  • Regarded as an authority by issuers and investors at individual credit and industry levels.
Your Responsibilities

  • Conduct quantitative assessment of financial statements and economic/market data, as well as intensive analysis of bond indentures, liquidity agreements, official statements and other legal documents.
  • Conduct initial and on-going credit analysis on a high profile portfolio of companies.
  • Actively monitor portfolio and make recommendations for rating transitions in a timely fashion.
  • Perform and present in-depth fundamental credit analysis on a regular basis to rating committees to assign and maintain credit ratings.
  • Demonstrate excellent rating judgment as evidenced by the ability to distinguish among different entities at different ratings levels.

  • Produce timely and relevant research on specific issuers, general credit trends, or sector related issues that is in-depth, high quality, insightful and focused.

Issuer/Investor Relations
  • Build and maintain high profile relationships with investors and issuers, interacting frequently based upon industry and topical research written.
  • Lead issuer meetings, including presenting key rating factors effectively and asking probing questions that result in substantive dialog about key rating issues.
  • Participate in conferences and meet with asset managers and investors, and play a pivotal role in raising the profile of Moody's and its corporate finance team in Japan.

  • Present credits effectively and comprehensively in rating committees and other internal analytical meetings.
  • Coach and develop junior analysts and support associates.

Corporate Finance Group (CFG)

Your Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Japanese required.
  • MBA or Master's degree in Finance, Economics or a related field with at least 5 years of experience as Corporate Finance analyst or in a related position in financial services industry.
  • CFA professional qualification would be highly beneficial.
  • Will also accept a Bachelor's degree in above stated or related fields with 5-10 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in corporate finance or a related field.
  • Strong quantitative aptitude including a robust understanding of accounting standards and proven analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.