• Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 19 Feb 18

Associate Analyst 1, Sub-Sovereign

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Role / Responsibilities:

The Associate Analyst role is primarily responsible for providing support to lead analysts to conduct credit research on regional/local governments and government-related issuers in Australia, facilitate the monitoring of existing ratings and the assignment of new ratings for Australian sub-sovereign issuers.

This opportunity involves developing an in-depth knowledge of regional/local governments & universities and writing thought-leading research. You may be responsible for conducting outreach with government officials and intermediaries to develop visibility for Moody's as this sector evolves.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the system of regional/local governments (RLGs) & universities in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Monitor economic trends and developments, follow central government and think tank announcements and studies on the sector, analyze government financial statements, monitor financial market activities, analyze credit quality using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and accumulate in-depth knowledge of the RLG & university sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with senior management at Australian and New Zealand RLGs & universities.
  • Write in-depth, high quality, insightful and focused research on credit trends and specific issuers.
  • Perform and present in-depth fundamental credit analysis effectively and comprehensively on a regular basis at internal meetings.
  • Actively participate in regular outreach events such as investor briefings, teleconferences, conferences and third party presentations

Ratings & Research Support



  • Strong academic background is required. Graduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Economics, International Relations, Finance, Business, or Public Administration
  • 5+ year experience in public finance or relevant credit research experience is essential
  • Understanding of Australian public finance sector
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both orally and in writing
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
  • Financial/statistical research capabilities
  • Highly organised and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-starter, able to function effectively with minimal supervision
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • Strong MS Office skills; principally Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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.

Moody'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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.