Associate, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings, Pacific Region

S&P Global
Melbourne, Australia
Apr 24, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
The Role: Associate, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings, Pacific Region

The Location: Melbourne

The Team / The Business: You will be part of a team that is based in Australia with the opportunity to work closely with colleagues based around the globe.

The Impact: You will analyze non-routine and complex situations in a timely and insightful manner. Your opinion will matter to both your colleagues as well as the capital markets. You will act in an analytical position covering a portfolio of semi-governments and other public sector credits. As a primary analyst for credits in the Sovereign & International Public Finance team, you will not only perform analytical work and write reports, but also demonstrate your analytical insight to internal and external audiences in an international working environment.

What's in it for you: This is a great opportunity for experienced professionals to build their expertise in a rapidly changing market.

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of government ratings across the Sovereign and International Public Finance team (including local and state governments, other public sector entities, and sovereigns)
  • Be proactive and interact with government officials in the region and senior management of corporations
  • Prepare thorough analysis of the credit profile of the government entities including an in-depth assessment of the entities' financial practices, performance and management
  • Develop recommendations and assignment of ratings to public sector companies and governments, as well as their debt instruments, in accordance with S&P Global Rating's criteria
  • Prepare and present synthesis findings into analytical reports for internal committees and publication
  • Represent the company and deliver analytical presentations at external conferences and seminars
  • Demonstrate service excellence and professionalism towards external and internal clients

What we're looking for:
  • Bachelor degree holder of Finance, Economics or a related subject
  • Holder of CFA Designation is preferable
  • 5- 8 years of hands-on analytical experience as a credit analyst, equity research or a relevant research job function in the financial services industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the financial markets, governmental systems and regulatory environment
  • Strong numeric skills with knowledge in financial analysis and accounting are also required
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, global, multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
  • Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice

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 .

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