Associate- Cross Analytic Practice (CAPE) US Public Finance
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Internal Number: 271567
TheRole:Associate, U.S. Public Finance - Cross Analytic Practice Expertise (CAPE)
The Location: Centennial, CO/ Chicago, IL / Dallas, TX
(The role is not open to NY or remote work)
The Team: The CAPE team is a fun group of smart and engaging analysts. We view work as a chance to be challenged and excited while balancing the broader needs of US Public Finance. We have a strong culture of analytical excellence, engagement, curiosity, and customer service in a supportive and collegial environment. You will work collaboratively with a national team of analysts on multiple sectors, with a beginning focus on general obligation and water and sewer credits.
The Impact: US Public Finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the US economy. If you are interested in being part of this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute and grow in a supportive and collegial atmosphere that values learning, high-impact analysis, service excellence, diversity and empowerment.
What's in it for you:
Build a career with a global company. This position is a mid-level position, but with expectations for upward mobility.
You will work on a complex portfolio of credits that will allow you to learn new skill sets
CAPE will provide you an opportunity to have a team that is exposed to all of USPF. While you will focus on one or two sectors to start, your team will give you exposure beyond your day-to-day credit work. As your career progresses you will have the chance to speak with the media and at conferences or write opinion pieces on the sector.
We prepare our most successful Associates and Associate Directors to become our future senior analysts that act as spokespersons and senior analytical leaders in sector teams.
Occasional travel to issuer locations and industry conferences.
This position is key to maintaining our market relevance and meeting our transaction requirements.
As an Associate, you are expected to be a thoughtful contributor to credit committee discussions in your role as either primary analyst, backup, or voter. You will act as the primary analyst for high profile credits and complicated transactions and be an active, vocal voting member of the committee who can synthesize analysis into well-reasoned and well-supported rating recommendations to the rating committee and write strong, concise reports supporting our credit opinion.
The position requires you to interact with high level government officials, investors, intermediaries, members of the media, and representatives from industry groups, among others.
You will be responsible for remaining informed and communicate developments and trends in the sector as a whole by delivering S&P's views and opinions on important issues affecting credit quality in the municipal bond market. You will be expected to publish timely and insightful credit reports as well as thought leadership pieces that are more specific to developments for credits in your portfolio or emerging trends in the sector.
You will also contribute to mentoring and providing analytic support to more junior analysts.
What We're Looking For:
Ability to think independently and critically with strong analytical curiosity, problem-solving and research skills
Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills in front of internal and external audiences.
Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently, with a willingness to expand, learn, and support on team initiatives
Proactive and organized with excellent time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and meet numerous deadlines
Strong understanding of financial reporting and markets including S&P's analytical products and services
Proficient in Microsoft Office and aptitude for learning new applications/proprietary software
MBA, MPA, MPP, JD, and/or CFA preferred (Work experience may be a sufficient substitute for a degree.)
2-5 years of relevant work experience, experience in the muni market is a plus.
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $82,600 to $140,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus/a sales commission plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires.
This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.
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 (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.
About Company Statement: 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.
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
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