• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 21 Mar 18

Associate Analyst 2

Location: New York, NY, USA


The Associate Analyst 2 will be a key member of Moody's US Public Finance Ratings team, responsible for analyzing a wide variety of local government credits. Responsibilities include analyzing credit quality using quantitative methods and qualitative judgment, accumulating in-depth knowledge of economic trends and debt practices within the local government sector, and collaborating with teammates and other Public Finance Group associates. This individual should demonstrate strong time management skills and the ability to write high quality credit research. A demonstrated ability to institute analytical and process enhancements is desirable.

* Department/Team
Moody's Local Government Ratings teams are located in multiple geographic offices throughout the US and are responsible for assigning accurate and timely credit ratings to debt securities issued by local government entities in the region, as well as on-going 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.
The Analyst position will be located in New York , and will be part of a highly collaborative team consisting of eight to ten credit professionals.


  • Undergraduate and graduate degrees; MBA, MPA, MPP or similar degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years relevant experience in credit analysis, financial markets, local governments, higher education, housing finance or healthcare finance
  • Fundamental credit skills including both qualitative and quantitative aptitude
  • Background in corporate accounting (preferred), municipal finance, public sector accounting, economics and statistics
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and oral) and research skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priority tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, 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.

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