| Moody's Local Government Ratings teams are located in multiple geographic offices throughout the US. The teams are responsible for assigning accurate and timely credit ratings to debt securities issued by local government entities, as well as ongoing monitoring of credit developments and credit quality of such securities. The teams are part of Moody's US Public Finance Department, which is responsible for all credit ratings in the US state and local government and not-for profit sectors. |
This is an exciting and challenging role for which you will be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis and ensuring rating accuracy. This Chicago-based opportunity involves developing an in-depth knowledge of assigned sectors, working with other lines of business and writing forward-looking credit opinions. As part of the rating process, you will interact with investors, intermediaries, and issuers.
- Conduct on-going credit analysis on a dedicated portfolio of local government issuers;
- Perform and present in-depth fundamental credit analysis on a regular basis to rating committees;
- Publish credit opinions on local government issuers; and
- Frequently interact with investors, issuers and intermediaries.
Local Government Rating Team - Chicago
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Political Science, Finance, or related field
- Minimum two years of credit analysis or related experience, particularly in the public finance sector.
- Understanding of financial reporting of states or other governmental entities, and experience in reviewing and interpreting them.
- Demonstrated interest in public finance
- Knowledge of the municipal debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets would be highly advantageous.
- Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending own views.
- Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing.
- Proactive "can do" attitude.
- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines.
- Produces work to high standards.
- Fluency in English essential.
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