Associate, U.S. Public Finance Ratings - Higher Education and Not-For-Profit Institutions

S&P Global
New York, USA
Jan 26, 2023
Jan 29, 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate, U.S. Public Finance - Higher Education and Not-For-Profit Institutions

The Role:
As an Associate, you will analyze a portfolio of assigned entities as well as moderately complex situations, data, and information assesses clients' financial projections, and resolves difficult deal-specific analytical situations. This position is responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters, assisting in resolving client needs, contributing to media requirements in conjunction with senior members of the organization, and taking the lead at external meetings related to credits, as assigned by a more senior manager. Specifically, in this role, the analyst will:

• Act as the primary analyst for higher education and non-traditional not-for-profit bond transactions and be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who makes recommendations to the rating committee and prepares material for ratings publication, and

• Write deal summaries and analytical reports, contribute to thought leadership pieces, and synthesize analysis into well-reasoned and well-supported rating recommendations that demonstrate a strong understanding of financial markets and business environment and the relationship to S&P products.

The Impact:
This person in this position will have the opportunity to increase our ability to serve our clients efficiently and effectively. Your analysis and work is essential to the covering of a diverse portfolio of credits, as well as in the training of others to help them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems.

The Career Opportunity:
This role is a mid-level analytical position, with growth opportunities depending on individual performance and company needs.

The Team / The Business:
The public finance enterprise team has a strong collegial environment and friendly atmosphere; as a new analyst, you would be regularly assigned to work with senior analysts to improve your knowledge and understanding, and we would expect you to frequently ask questions of senior analysts, who are happy to oblige. A lot of the work is completed independently, but every rating involves a team of analysts, so teamwork is very important. The pace is rapid, so if the thought of working on one report by yourself for months sounds boring to you, you'd like this environment.

Your Skills:
The candidate should possess critical thinking skills, along with proficiency with major off-the-shelf software. The candidate should have the aptitude to be a team player, but also be able to work independently. A bachelor's and advanced degree is required, plus 1-3 years in financial services. In addition, the candidate must have strong verbal communication and writing skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent time management and ability to stay organized, meet deadlines, and multitask; the ability to think independently and critically; and the ability to mentor others.

  • Must possess an MBA, JD, or CFA degree
  • 1-3 years' experience in the financial services industry; or significant direct experience in the asset area can replace the degree requirement.
  • Must have an understanding of financial markets and business environment including implications for S&P's analytical products and services.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and client service skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a team-oriented, global, and multi-cultural environment.
Grade/Level ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 11
The Location: Centennial, CO | Chicago, IL | New York, NY

(No Sponsorship Available) This role is limited to persons with the indefinite right to work in the United States.

Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants 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. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional 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: 278803
Posted On: 2023-01-25
Location: Englewood, Colorado, United States
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