Role/Responsibilities: Individual will analyze a wide variety of local government debt transactions for Moody's US Public Finance Group. Responsibilities include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of local government credit quality, including key factors of economy, finances, management, and debt and other long-term obligations; developing in-depth knowledge of the region and specific states; building relationships with investors, underwriters and issuers and managing key strategic relationships; and writing of high quality research on individual bond issues, news events that affect credit, and sector trends. Moderate travel to meet with local government issuers is also expected.
* 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 required; MBA, MPA, MPP or similar degree preferred.
Knowledge of public sector accounting, municipal finance, economics and statistics.
Strong quantitative aptitude and demonstrated analytical ability. Excellent interpersonal, communication and research skills required.
Ability to manage multiple priority tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
A minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience in credit analysis, financial markets, and/or government administration is preferred.
Government budgeting or financial experience a plus.
Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
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