The Assistant Vice President - Analyst (AVP) will be part of Moody's Southwest Local Governments Team. This is a challenging, high profile role. The AVP will be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis of local government and enterprise debt obligations in his or her portfolio, and for contributing to the maintenance of the team's entire portfolio of existing ratings. The AVP will also be responsible for responding to investor and press inquiries, contributing to Moody's overall public finance risk analysis, participating in and representing the team at conferences and meetings and writing both in-depth research reports and quick-turnaround, news-driven commentary.
This opportunity involves having a general understanding of broader public finance trends and developing both an in-depth knowledge of specific Southwest local governments. The position also requires the development of a thorough understanding of Moody's rating methodologies and their unbiased application.
The AVP is expected to provide thought-leading analysis, topical research and commentary with minimal oversight, and, over-time, guidance for more junior analysts. The AVP will also help manage effective interaction with government representatives, financial intermediaries, investors and other market participants.
More specifically, he or she will be responsible for the following:
In-depth, fundamental credit analysis of individual local governments within a diverse portfolio as lead analyst; presenting the analysis effectively and comprehensively at rating reviews and rating committees. These reviews are for sales and surveillance-cycle driven reviews.
Publication of insightful, clear and focused research on rating actions, high-quality focused research on credit trends for the states and sectors we cover and short-news driven commentary on recent credit developments.
Developing Moody's franchise through effective investor and intermediary outreach through a variety of outlets, including regional conferences and Moody's investor briefings.
Adherence to all applicable regulatory, code of conduct and best practice requirements and standards.
Local Government Rating Team - Dallas
Strong academic background - graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics or Business strongly preferred
Excellent communication skills - demonstrated ability to convey complex analytical issues clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing; public speaking experience
Five or more years of experience in public finance or a related field and/or expertise in local government budgeting, accounting, and finance
Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending own views
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
Highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines, assuming responsibility for workflow and work product
Ability to ensure ongoing self-development
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
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