| Individual will be a lead analyst responsible for research and analysis for new ratings as well as monitoring of a specific portfolio of higher education and other not for profit ratings. Responsibilities include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of credit quality, including an assessment of operating, financial, regulatory, governance and management risks. Financial analysis notably includes liquidity, debt and other long-term obligations, historical financial performance and the assessment of future debt repayment abilities. |
The lead analyst is responsible for developing in-depth knowledge of the specific regions and states in which portfolio credits operate, building an understanding of key higher education policies; building relationships with investors, issuers and their intermediaries; and managing key strategic internal and external relationships.
In addition, the lead analyst will be responsible for publishing high quality research on individual bond issues as well as credit and sector trends. Over time, the analyst will participate in investor outreach with other senior higher education and PFG team members. Moderate travel is expected.
The preferred hiring location for this position is our New York City office.
Moody's Higher Education and Other Not-for-Profit Institutions Ratings team is located in multiple geographic offices throughout the U.S. and is responsible for the accurate and timely assignment and monitoring of credit ratings for colleges and universities, independent K-12 schools and a broad variety of other types of not-for-profit organizations, such as museums and research institutes. The team is part of Moody's US Public Finance Department, which is responsible for all credit ratings in the healthcare, higher education, housing, US state and local government sectors.
Undergraduate and graduate degrees; MBA, MPA, MPP or similar degree preferred.
Minimum of three to five years relevant experience in credit analysis, financial markets, higher education or not-for-profit organizations
Fundamental credit skills including both qualitative and quantitative aptitude
Background in municipal finance, accounting, or 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
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