This Dallas-based opportunity is an exciting and challenging role in which you will be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis and ensuring ratings accuracy. It will involve developing an in-depth knowledge of credit fundamentals and of specific states in our region, working with other lines of business, and writing forward-looking credit opinions and sector research. As part of the rating and research process you will interact with issuers, intermediaries and investors. Responsibilities include:
Analyzing a wide variety of tax backed and enterprise debt transactions including cities, counties, school districts and special districts
Presenting in-depth fundamental credit analysis to rating committees
Publishing high quality research on individual bond issues, pertinent credit events and sector trends
Building relationships with investors, underwriters and issuers and managing key strategic relationships
Traveling occasionally to meet with government issuers and attend conferences
Local Government Rating Team - Dallas
Master's in economics, public policy, political science, finance or related field. Some work experience preferred
Bachelor's degree with 3 or more years' experience, preferably with a local government or financial institution
Understanding of financial reporting of local governments or other governmental entities and experience in reviewing and interpreting them
Demonstrated interest in public finance
Knowledge of the municipal debt markets and an understanding of the key issues affecting these markets would be highly advantageous.
Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Sound judgment - capable of developing independent opinion and defending views
Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates the ability to be a critical thinker with a proactive, positive attitude
Highly organized and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines
Collaborates with teammates and other Public Finance Group associates
Demonstrates strong time management
Demonstrates the ability to comply with all regulatory guidelines
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Fluency in English essential. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
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 $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available atwww.moodys.com.
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