RRS Associate Program- 1st of February start date

London, United Kingdom
Oct 28, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role

Provide credit analysis in the form of discrete pieces of analytical work. The Associate provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Ratings & Research Support (RRS) and Ratings & Research (R&R) teams, by providing a range of analytical support services that contributes to the overall credit analysis function performed by these teams.
This role will focus primarily on one Line of Business (LOB), and there is potential for cross-training in supporting varying asset classes and methodologies, in other LOBs, as part of career progression.
The role requires a solid accounting background with strong focus in financial analysis. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a team environment. The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
The Associate position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry. This will be an internally facing role, reporting into the RRS Team Manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform preliminary credit analysis to support ratings, research, analytical outreach and presentations, following guidance provided by RRS Team Manager. Examples of analytical work include:
    • Preparing financial spreadsheets and charts, analyzing data and financial statements, building and updating financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical commentary in accordance with Moody's methodologies.
    • Identifying trends in data and use analytical ability, applying judgment to form well thought out credit conclusions.
  • Develop working knowledge of Moody's methodologies in order to apply to credit analysis.
  • Interpret and analyse financial data provided by Financial Data Associates (FDAs) group to perform the preliminary credit analysis
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issue and issuer credit ratings under full supervision and guidance from the RRS Team Manager.
  • Support credit monitoring/surveillance of issuers by e.g. preparing data for surveillance, periodically updating preliminary components of analysis, and initiating/escalating deeper credit reviews when necessary.
  • Perform certain routine administrative and other ad hoc credit-related tasks as directed by RRS Team Manager.
  • Work as a team with other associates in RRS, and lead analysts in R&R , under overall supervision of RRS Team Manager.

The Ratings & Research Support department is responsible for producing analytical inputs in support of Moody's Ratings and Research function. In addition, this department will provide support for surveillance requirements and partner with R&R to provide the necessary support for issuer and investor interactions.

  • Our Associate Program is open to final year BSc and MSc students, and 2016/2017 graduates.
  • Preferably some relevant experience.
  • Good Accounting background (e.g., through coursework, CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience).
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Fluency in English and one of the following languages is critical: Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
  • Our Associate Program is only open to candidates who have the eligibility to work full time in the UK.

Selection Process
  • Application will close on the 30th of October
  • You will be contacted before the 6 th of November if your application has been successful
  • Successful applicants will be invited to our Superdays on the 10th and 15 th of November (morning and afternoon sessions). During the Superdays you will be interviewed by RRS Managers and take part in 3 different tests.
  • Offer will be made in December at the latest, for a start date on the 1 st of February

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