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

Financial Data Associate

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role / Responsibilities:

As a Rating Desk Associate on the Rating Desk Services team you will identify market activity, conduct in-depth reviews of issuance/organizational documentation to assess rating eligibility of the issuance, and determine the appropriate seniority and rating for these instruments.
  • Ensure global regulatory controls (e.g., Dodd-Frank) and internal credit policy requirements are adhered to across the end to end ratings process
  • Review, analyze and interpret critical legal, contingency or other provisions within deal documents (pricing supplements, prospectus, etc.) to apply credit methodologies, rating and regulatory guidelines
  • Determine rating/estimate eligibility and seniority classification for all issuance or portfolios managed by the Ratings Desk Services team
  • Where appropriate, determine whether further analysis is required by rating analyst
  • Develop in-depth understanding of Moody's credit methodologies, issuer financial instruments, issuer document packages and related business practices
  • Gather all required documentation and regularly track news wires/vendors and appropriately flag relevant items / developments related to debt markets.
  • Proactive outreach and engagement with Issuers to secure a comprehensive view of the issuance portfolio
  • Promptly and efficiently escalate, identify and research issuance, discrepancies, conflicts, or otherwise and summarize findings for the analyst
  • As part of the rating process, associate may interact with issuers, investors and intermediaries
  • Provide professional and prompt resolution related to inquiries for both internal and external clients
  • Continue to develop knowledge of financial instruments, policies, methodology updates and any related business practices and other tasks/functions as required


  • Minimum undergraduate degree (e.g., Bachelor's degree)
  • 1-3 years of experience required
  • Familiarity with debt capital markets preferred (e.g. coursework and/or relevant work experience) with prior experience in reviewing financial/legal documentation Willing to accept new challenges and demonstrates flexibility with last minute changes in commitments and deadlines and has the ability to prioritize tasks accordingly
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of MS programs including: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills a must

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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