Associate - Corporate Credit Management, Utilities

BNP Paribas
New York, USA
Nov 16, 2019
Dec 03, 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Overview:
North America Coverage is responsible for cross-selling an array of the firm's services across strategically targeted corporate clients in various business sectors. The Energy & Natural Resources coverage group manages a number of clients ranging from Utilities to firms engaged in the production, processing, storage, transportation, marketing, trading and distribution of a wide range of commodities (oil, natural gas, soft commodities). The Credit Management team supports the bankers to ensure all counterparty risk issues for the client base are addressed.

• Monitor the credit quality of a portfolio of assigned client names in the Power space. This includes periodic review of borrower financial statements, press releases, news articles, industry information, rating reports, peer analysis, etc.
• Prepare credit proposals for assigned portfolio to be included in annual reviews, facility renewals, amendments, waivers, watch list reports, refinancing, and underwritings of new clients.
• Coordinate the credit process with the relevant coverage, product and risk teams to ensure an efficient turnaround of transactions.
• Create and maintain client exposure and internal risk ratings using bank rating methodologies.
• Participate in client calls (including bank meetings) as needed for due diligence on assigned client names.
• Maintain reporting related to portfolio including deal flow, exposure tracking, and other general reports.
• Interact with internal and external auditors during loan examinations.
• Interact with other bank branches to coordinate information on group or contributor strategies.
• Strong interaction with Risk Corporate, Coverage (Relationship Management) and Product Teams (FX, Derivatives, DCM, Syndications, Project Finance..etc)

Minimum Required Qualifications
• Understanding of the energy sector and general banking practices.
• Strong Excel skills, financial analysis - including projection modeling
• Ability to multi-task in order to meet multiple deadlines; ability to work under quick turnaround times as needed in live deal transactions.
• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or other similar.
• Minimum of 2-3 years prior experience in a corporate banking environment (or equivalent).
• Good verbal and written communication skills; professionalism in dealing with Senior Bankers (Director and above) on a daily basis.
• Self-Starter with ability to take initiative when working alone or with peers.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience projection modeling of companies in the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) space
• Formal credit training a plus.
• 4+ years of experience in CIB and/or actively covering the Power/Utilities space today as credit analyst
• Progress towards CFA (Level 1...)

FINRA Registrations Required:
Series 79 and Series 63 (may be obtained on the job - within 60 days of start date)

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