S&P Global Ratings Associate - Sovereign and International Public Finance Ratings
The Team: We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Sovereign and International Public Finance (SovIPF) Ratings group as a credit analyst at the Associate level. The team's focus is on fundamental economic and financial analysis of Housing Associations, Universities, Healthcare Sector, as well as local and regional governments in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland.
The Impact: The successful candidate will assume direct analytical responsibility for a portfolio of credits in the region, conducting site visits, preparing the analysis, and presenting a rating recommendation to committee. He/she is also expected to make contribute to the group's research and other publishing efforts, including cooperation with other groups within S&P Global ratings.
What's in it for you:
A diverse mix of analytical challenges;
Direct interaction with policy makers and senior management of rated entities;
Cooperation with analysts globally;
Opportunities to acquire and develop new skills.
Have keen interest in public policy, economics and financial affairs and quickly absorb, analyse, and act upon information to maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis.
Undertake rigorous research and analytical work, and write well-structured analytical reports.
Present detailed information, reasoned opinions, and a rating recommendation to our credit rating committees
Demonstrate analytical excellence and good presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences, to explain our credit rating opinions both internally as well as externally, to investors and the media.
Provide highest customer service standards, whilst adhering to established ratings criteria, methodology, policies and procedures.
Co-ordinate work across a number of teams within S&P Global
What We're Looking For: Basic Qualifications:
Strong skills in comparative economic and financial analysis of in the public sector, in particular Housing Associations, Universities, Healthcare Sector, Local and Regional governments, and in financial markets in general.
Strong analytical mindset with proven ability to carry out economic and financial analysis in a cross-disciplinary context, and knowledge of public sector accounting principles.
Sound judgement and organisational skills.
Good writing, communication, and presentation skills in English.
An advanced academic degree in economics or related fields such as business administration, finance or political science.
Strong and professional interpersonal skills.
Willingness to travel.
Three years of work experience in economic or public finance analysis, or a related field of analysis.
CFA charter or other professional qualifications are not required but would be highly preferred.
Return to Work: Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return to Work initiative, we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.
Grade Level: Grade 11 (for internal purposes)
S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.
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