S&P Global Associate, Financial Services Ratings - U.S. & Canadian Banks in Toronto, Canada
Associate, U.S. - Canada Bank Ratings
We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join the North American Financial Institutions practice as an Associate in the U.S. - Canada Bank Ratings team. The candidate will be responsible for monitoring the ratings on a portfolio of banks, as part of a team led by a senior analyst, and collaborate with other experienced team members.
The candidate will be required to prepare extensively and lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information relating to a bank s credit quality, and to explain our credit rating opinions verbally and in writing. Strong presentation and organizational skills are also required to present clear, detailed information and reasoned opinions to our credit rating committees.
Toronto - NYC - Denver
When you join S&P Global Ratings and the North American Financial Services Ratings group, you join one of the world s leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks in corporate finance. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research focused on banks based on established criteria in a fast-paced environment.
The successful candidate will be the primary analyst responsible for a portfolio of bank credits. In addition to surveillance of the portfolio, the analyst will effectively communicate with market participants about ratings, as well as fundamentals and trends impacting the industry.
The successful candidate will be adept at navigating in an environment which stimulates continuous improvement and innovation, and the highest customer service standards while adhering to established ratings criteria, methodology, policies and procedures. The individual will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence, and rigorously maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis.
What s in it for you:
Access to senior management to hear firsthand of the challenges and opportunities our issuers face
Work with a team of experienced analysts to assign and surveil ratings
The opportunity to collaborate on research on banking-related topics
Interact frequently with key market participants
Analyze a portfolio of 10 15 bank credits
Prepare for and lead meetings with senior management teams to extract and assess information important to our ratings and to explain our credit rating opinions
Demonstrate the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect an issuer's credit rating
Develop and maintain an understanding of industry trends and issues
Prepare a variety of material suitable for publication on S&P Global s credit portal and other media sufficient to disseminate and explain our ratings on a timely basis
Actively participate in management meetings with issuers and rating committees
What We re Looking For:
At least 3-5 years of experience working in the field related to credit analysis, ideally of financial institutions
MBA or Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or Mathematics
Have strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statements and accounting concepts
Be accurate with figures and detail oriented so as to maintain accuracy while complying with deadlines
- An independent ability and desire to learn and drive his - her own analysis and research
Able to work in a collaborative work environment
Be willing to travel, sometimes with short notice
- Have strong Excel - Word - PowerPoint and database application skills
Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions
Possess solid communication skills, verbal and written
Undergraduate degree, preferable majors in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other business related majors