Participate in recruitment, selection and onboarding activities for “class” and ad hoc hiring.
Lead performance evaluation process of Associates and FDAs supporting CFG teams; provide ongoing coaching and feedback as appropriate.
Identify and supervise hard-working Associates and FDAs and provide input into the promotion process.
Drive stronger performance management culture by identifying and proactively leading underperformance.
Mentor and develop staff, including facilitation of career development planning and opportunities; Encourage team members to take ownership for their career goals
Assign relevant training to support Associate and FDA development (e.g., methodology, asset class training, financial statement analysis)
Operational management responsibilities include the following: Lead Associates’ and FDAs’ portfolio/workflow allocation. Resource plan by re-balancing portfolios across deliverables and projects. Coordinate work demands from various collaborators to understand priorities and ensure deadlines are met. Assign discrete work items and ad hoc assignments as appropriate. Partner with R&R lead analysts and RRS Management to ensure that work gets assigned to appropriate levels within RRS.
Collaborate with business partners supporting the operations (outsourcers, other global managers, etc.) to use resources efficiently for delivery of data
Regularly collaborate with Moody’s ratings analysts regarding defect investigations and enhancement requests related to internal tools and systems.
Promote cross-functional interaction across PFG rating teams, MIS Technology, Moody’s Support Center, ICRA and Analytic Data Management and builds a reputation as a pragmatic problem solver who collaborates constructively towards achieving iterative improvements and operational efficiencies.
Lead projects and processes critical to ratings and research
Recommend and implement process improvements, including Quality Control processes
Direct financial data related management of FDAs includes the following:
Ensure FDAs complete training; continually improve training curriculum
Support outsourcers with process and accounting questions, training, and onboarding
Create and ensure maintenance of high-quality data standards according to accuracy SLAs.
Review accuracy of financial data and adjustments.
Direct credit-related management of Associates includes the following: Management of workload and quality. Provide oversight to Associates including: Review of quantitative assessment of financial statements and economic/market data. Review research produced on specific issuers, general credit trends, or sector related issues.
Ensure high quality analytical work is provided in accordance with agreed parameters/Service Level Agreements (SLAs); teamwork is expected to enhance the quality and timeliness of the credit analysis.
BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or similar field
Proven experience 4-7 years of credit and ratings analysis of corporations; operations, finance, accounting, or financial statement analysis
1+ years of experience training and mentoring junior support team
Experience working with financial data/statement analysis; knowledge of Moody’s methodologies is preferred
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and relationship-management skills.
Proficiency in English and Spanish required.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
Skills to perform in a fast-paced environment, prioritize, focus and work independently
Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize as business priorities change, collaborating with senior management across teams and demonstrating ability to make quick decision making for time sensitive situations
Basic operational and/or process knowledge and capacity planning
Experience structuring and organizing projects with successful implementation and project management
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Customer-focus; results-oriented and with strong problem-solving skills
This role will directly lead a team of Financial Data Analysts (FDAs) and Associates in support of the Ratings & Research (R&R) and Ratings & Research Support (RRS) functions for the Public Finance Group (PFG). FDAs and Associates provide Ratings & Research (R&R) and Ratings & Research Support (RRS) with the required analytical information and analysis. Coordinate and advise FDA and Associate workload with an emphasis on supporting the team in providing critical financial and operational data within the agreed upon timeframes, ensuring output is of appropriate quality and implementing and maintaining effective process to empower accuracy, timeliness, and consistency within the team. Also lead their team on operational projects key to supporting Moody’s ratings and research. You will work to attract, hire, develop, empower, and retain dedicated junior analytical staff.
In addition, you will implement processes in support of PFG research products and statistical data. They will be responsible for responding to feedback from local government issuers engaged in the pre-publication review process for a high-volume research product. In addition, this position will support the maintenance of analytical tools and systems that are crucial to the execution of business objectives. You must be organized, diligent, able to multitask and balance priorities, display initiative, and can work independently in a fast-paced environment. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to develop skills that are valuable to higher level positions.
This role plays a critical part in establishing relationships with our partners in R&R and RRS. You will need to have a diverse ability to own the operations, engage and collaborate with other teams in Moody’s such as Moody’s Analytics, Moody’s Information Technology (MIT), Human Resources (HR), Compliance, Business Planning and Outsourcers. Strong collaboration with R&R and RRS is expected to optimally deliver on the ROC operating model by proactively seeking opportunities to enhance existing process efficiencies.
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Moody’s is a developmental culture where we value candidates who are willing to grow. So, if you are excited about this opportunity but don’t meet every single requirement, please apply! You may be a perfect fit for this role or other open roles.
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