The Associate Analyst 3 (AA3) will conduct comprehensive analysis on an assigned portfolio of ratings/credits. The AA3 will perform holistic evaluations of credit risk by integrating credit inputs prepared by others, including Financial Data Analysts (FDAs), RRS Associates and external parties. In conducting credit analysis for their assigned portfolios, transactions or credit reviews, AA3s will actively participate in rating committee discussions and interact with issuers and other market participants, in collaboration with Lead Analysts.The AA3 role is integral to Moody’s focus on ratings accuracy, research and market outreach. The AA3 role will focus primarily on the Corporate Finance Group,
with the potential for cross-training in other Lines of Business (LOBs). Key ResponsibilitiesPortfolio ManagementPerforms day-to-day credit analysis related to ratings, research, presentations, and investor outreach. Examples of analytical work produced include:Reviewing financial spreadsheets and charts prepared by others, analyzing data and financial statements, building and updating financial forecasts, and writing analytical commentary in accordance with Moody’s methodologies.Assisting with proprietary models and new financial projections as applicable, identifying trends in data, and applying analytical skills and judgment to form well-reasoned credit conclusions.Reviewing transaction documents and building knowledge of cash flow and loss allocation rules (if applicable to LOB).Develops strong working knowledge of Moody’s methodologies and credit rating best practices, applying these with guidance from Lead Analysts.Prepares first draft of rating committee memos, in collaboration with Lead Analysts.Demonstrates the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings.Interprets and analyzes financial data and other credit inputs provided by others e.g. FDAs and RRS Associates.Monitors credit quality and issuer and/or portfolio trends by following market developments, analyzing issuer reporting, and engaging with issuers directly for follow-up clarification and information.As applicable to the LOB, monitors and attends earnings calls of companies within assigned portfolio, including monitoring relevant news events.Attends rating committee meetings and is encouraged to participate, including offering analysis and opinion where appropriate.May complete Credit Estimates used to assess elements of credit risk in certain rated transactions.Research & Investor OutreachPrepares first draft of core research as applicable to the LOB e.g. credit opinions, issuer and sector comments, press releases, pre sale and new issue reports etc. in collaboration with Lead Analysts. Contributes to research strategy, including idea generation and preliminary drafting, adhering to Moody's research standards.Attends investor briefings and issuer meetings as required; may help prepare presentation materials; arrives prepared to engage in discussions.Builds positive relationships with issuers – displays initiative to understand the issuer’s business and proactively responds to issuer enquiries.Minimum undergraduate/ first level degree in a business related discipline (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent qualifications).Some relevant experience, preferably a minimum of 1 year.Accounting background with a strong focus in financial analysis (e.g., through coursework, CFA or equivalent, or relevant work experience).Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.Solid verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills.Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environmentStrong organizational skills and attention to detail.Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordinglyRatings and Research Support Corporate Finance GroupMoody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.Moody's (NYSE: MCO) is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody's combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at moodys.com.Moody’s Investors Service is among the world’s most respected and widely utilized sources for credit ratings and research. Our opinions and analysis on a broad range of credit obligors and obligations are valued around the world for their insight and rigor.At MIS, our workplace culture supports our mission to be the Agency of Choice for our customers, employees and future employees. Our Culture focuses on Excellence and embodies behavioral qualities such as Integrity, Responsiveness, Collaboration, Respect and Passion. Our people are our core asset and we look beyond outcomes to ensure that behaviors and interactions matter. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.