Associate - USPF

S&P Global
San Francisco, USA
Aug 10, 2022
Sep 08, 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate, US Public Finance
The Locations: New York, NY | Centennial, CO | Chicago, IL | Dallas, TX | San Francisco, CA

The Team/Business:
When you join S&P Global Ratings, you join one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria, you have the opportunity to ask probing questions to senior corporate executives and interact with the global investor community.
With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,700 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.

The Role:
As an Associate, you will conduct credit analysis and evaluate the credit quality of governmental entities - specifically cities, counties and school districts- as it relates to their ability to repay debt obligations. You will be responsible for aggregating data and information to present to rating committees. You will interact with clients, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution. Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:
  • Analyze financial and operating statements, economic data, and strategic plans for U.S. Public Finance credits
  • Review the structure of legal documents to determine the security of the transactions being rated in accordance with the S&P Global Ratings criteria
  • Prepare presentations on these credits to a rating committee and communicate the results of these deliberations to clients, their representatives, financial intermediaries, investors, and the media including preparing detailed ratings analysis for publication.
  • Handle new issue transactions as well as maintain timely surveillance of local government ratings consistent with existing S&P Global Ratings criteria.
  • Write or contribute to criteria pieces and publish commentary articles.
  • Minimum 10-15% domestic travel requirement
  • Develop critical presentation and public speaking skills
The Career Opportunity:
As an Associate, your role is extremely important to the company's future and success as the industry leader. You will be responsible for delivering S&P's views and opinions on important issues affecting credit quality in the municipal bond market. The job is challenging and will require you to bring your best every day to ensure analytical excellence and rating accuracy. Our career path allows you to choose two tracks for moving up within the organization, analytical or managerial. We strongly believe that each analyst should be utilized at his or her highest and best use, which means that regardless of which path you decide take, your room to grow is only limited by your own ability.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (MPA, MPP, MBA) and/or CFA preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience (5+ years without advanced degree)
  • Must have the ability to think independently and critically
  • Analytical curiosity and strong research skills are a must
  • Must have strong understanding of financial reporting and analysis
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Good communication skills, including presentation and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of financial markets and business environment including implications for S&P's analytical products and services.
  • A can-do attitude with excellent problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to think independently and critically, and the ability to mentor others.
  • Modelling and R or Python programming language
Compensation/Benefits Information: (US ONLY)
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $85,700, to $170,400. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, visit

About Company Statement: S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments, and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.


202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 276344
Posted On: 2022-08-08
Location: New York, New York, United States
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