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Job Description

The Associate Director will analyze pertinent information and data necessary for rating determination on complicated transactions. They will make recommendations to the rating committee, prepare material for ratings publication, and effectively communicate to clients Standard & Poor’s methodology and procedures that do not involve fee discussions, negotiations, or arrangements.

 

An Associate Director is also responsible for meeting with issuers and investors on analytical matters and will assist in resolving clients’ analytical needs and assessing the client’s quarterly financial projections. The Associate Director will develop and recommend criteria for new issues consistent with existing Standard & Poor’s criteria. The Associate Director is expected to write criteria pieces and deal summaries and publish articles. 
 

Responsibilities: 

 

• The AD will analyze complex situation/data/information utilizing appropriate methodology, criteria factors, and standards.
• The AD should be an active, vocal voting member in rating committees.
• ADs will develop and recommend criteria for new issues consistent with existing Standard & Poor’s criteria.
• The incumbent will publish articles and deal transaction summaries.
• The Associate Director should be able to synthesize their analysis into well-reasoned and well-supported rating recommendations.
• The Associate Director should communicate with analysts, managers, and staff at all levels in the organization in ways that help to ensure a smooth and efficient analytical work process.
• The AD will develop a thorough understanding of S&P’s policies, procedures, criteria and S&P’s approach to key analytical issues of the rating process.
• The AD is responsible for training others and helping them resolve difficult day-to-day analytical issues and problems.

Qualifications

 

Required:

 

• MBA, JD, or CFA degree with 3 - 5 years experience in the financial services industry.
• Must have a good understanding of financial markets and business environment including implications for S&P’s analytical products and services.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must be able to work effectively in a team-oriented, global, and multi-cultural environment.
• Have the ability to undertake rigorous analytical work and be proficient at writing analytical reports.
• Possess the ability to think analytically; to collate information into reasoned arguments. 
 

About Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and McGraw Hill Financial
 
Be part of a $3.5 trillion team at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

 

We’re looking for world-class thinkers to add to our team at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, the world’s leading provider of credit risk research, ratings and benchmarks.

  • At Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, your opinion truly means everything.
  • We rate $3.5 trillion in new debt annually and investors rely on our independent, informed opinions on credit risk.
  • Each person who works here has an essential role in Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
  • With offices in 23 countries, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is an important part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with information and independent benchmarks for their investment and financial decisions.

McGraw Hill Financial includes Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power & Associates, Platts, McGraw Hill Construction and Aviation Week. Together, we’re the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.
 
Learn more at www.mhfi.com/careers

 

McGraw Hill Financial is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- mcgraw-hill.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.

 

 


 

McGraw Hill Financial is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- mcgraw-hill -dot- com; and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.