AA3, Credit Estimates

New York, NY, USA
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Associate Analyst 3 will provide point-in-time credit analysis for unrated entities, corporate loans, mezzanine debt and bonds as requested by CLO Collateral Managers for inclusion in Moody's rated CLOs (collateralized loan obligations).
The role requires a solid accounting background with strong focus in financial analysis and good presentation skills. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their ability to work effectively individually and 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 AA3 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 credit analysis of leveraged finance issuers, primarily North American small and medium enterprises
  • Complete subsequent updates of credit estimates
  • Interpret and analyze financial data
  • Identify trends in data and use analytical ability, applying judgment to form well thought out credit conclusions
  • Review rating documentation, including credit agreements and bond indentures
  • Coordinate on policy and operational initiatives with Moody's Structured Finance Group and other Analytical Teams within Moody's Corporate Finance Group


  • Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree (e.g. Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent qualifications).
  • Preferably some relevant credit analysis experience
  • Good accounting background (e.g., through coursework, progress to CFA (or equivalent), or relevant work experience).
  • Well-developed IT skills including advanced Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly
  • Able to work using own initiative without close supervision

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 www.moodys.com.

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