• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 20 Sep 17

Financial Data Analyst

Location: New York, NY, USA

Financial Data Analysts have a significant input to the ratings and research process by analyzing financial statements and data provided by Issuers.
  • The FDA uses accounting and finance knowledge and judgment to perform financial statement analysis, adjust reported data per relevant methodology requirements and review and analyze ratios
  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding financial statements, official statements and other documents related to issuers' performance
  • Work directly with ratings and support analysts to explain the data, adjustments and other information needed by the rating team for ratings and research
  • Frequently liaise with analysts and accounting specialists in order to understand the application of accounting concepts on a particular entity
  • Create documentation and provide guidance to support analysts and outsourcers
  • Review, adjust and publish data to external market participants
  • Regularly interact with Moody's ratings analysts regarding financial and operational data needed for analysis and publications
  • In addition to regular daily responsibilities, FDAs will have the opportunity to work on new projects such as technology projects, accounting changes, analytic reviews, methodology updates and implementation of process improvements
  • The team is regularly provided with valuable training classes and interaction with Analysts as part of knowledge transfer and career growth
The FDA position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry.

Analytic Data Management

  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; specializations in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience required (can include internship experience)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products and particularly Excel, such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.
  • Knowledge or prior experience in analyzing financial statements is required
  • Knowledge or prior experience in accounting is a plus
  • Individual must be organized, dependable, able to multi-task and manage priorities, display initiative, and have the ability to work independently in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, communication (verbal & written), and interpersonal skills are required
  • Candidate must have the ability to quickly transition as priorities change to meet demands


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

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