Jun 19, 2024

VP-Senior Analyst (Corporate Finance Group)

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Accounting

Job Description


Experience Level: Experienced Hire


  • Credit Analysis & Research


  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York, 10007, US

At Moody's, we unite the brightest minds to turn today's risks into tomorrow's opportunities. We do this by striving to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome to be who they are-with the freedom to exchange ideas, think innovatively, and listen to each other and customers in meaningful ways.

If you are excited about this opportunity but do not meet every single requirement, please apply! You still may be a great fit for this role or other open roles. We are seeking candidates who model our values: invest in every relationship, lead with curiosity, champion diverse perspectives, turn inputs into actions, and uphold trust through integrity.

Team/Department Description

Within MIS, the US Corporate Finance Group (CFG) is responsible for the fundamental credit analysis that underpins the monitoring of existing debt ratings and the assignment of new debt ratings for both public and private non-financial US corporates across a wide range of industries.


CFG is hiring a Vice President, Senior Analyst who will manage a portfolio of diverse, investment and speculative-grade companies within a specified industry team. This is a high-profile opportunity for someone who is passionate about demonstrating their credit and analytic competence, while engaging with C-suite executives, finance and credit specialists, internally and externally.

What You Will Do In This Role

This is a challenging role where you will be responsible for ensuring ratings accuracy and providing insightful credit analysis. This opportunity involves developing/maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the relevant sectors and issuers. You will articulate robust credit views to the company and the broader marketplace. Your thought leading credit research, along with targeted outreach to the market, will enhance Moody's relevance and expand our brand and reputation as a trusted source of credit insight.

Your Key Responsibilities Will Include

  • Manage a portfolio of corporate issuers within a designated industry. Ensure accurate ratings through rigorous and timely credit analysis. Evaluate evolving factors such as liquidity, corporate capital structures, dynamic business conditions and ESG considerations. Present these findings to rating committees on a regular basis.

  • Build rapport with company management teams and engage regularly with investors, intermediaries and the media, communicating critical credit views and demonstrating deep industry and company knowledge.
  • Publish topical, insightful, forward-looking and transparent research reports for rated companies, sector-wide and cross-sector credit themes.
  • Collaborate at all levels within the organization and be responsible for coaching junior associates and developing their credit skills.
  • Manage and foster relationships with the highest level of professional integrity, transparency and fairness.


    • Substantial credit analysis experience including strong technical skills in accounting, financial statement and cash flow-based analysis and relative positioning. Or strong relevant quantitative aptitude with proven analytical skills. Solid understanding of capital structures and debt documentation.
    • Intellectual curiosity, honesty, thoroughness, sound judgment and ability to work independently and in a team, ensuring a free exchange of perspectives in an inclusive, open-minded and diverse environment.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels (including C-suite) and represent the Moody's brand credibly and effectively.
    • Diligence, efficiency, responsibility, sense of ownership and ability to meet tight deadlines with high quality outcomes. Adaptable and able to work with different technical tools and teams.
    • Commitment to continually learn and grow, authentic and passionate about caring for and inspiring others, engaging with multi-cultural awareness.
    • Bachelor's degree required and Master's degree preferred.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant credit and financial analysis experience.


For US-based roles only: the anticipated hiring base salary range for this position is [[$192,500 - [[$279,200, depending on factors such as experience, education, level, skills, and location. This range is based on a full-time position. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for incentive compensation. Moody's also offers a competitive benefits package, including not but limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan with employee and company contribution opportunities, life, disability, and accident insurance, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity, pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

Moody's Corporation is a Government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (VEVRAA), which requires Government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment: (1) disabled veterans; (2) recently separated veterans; (3) active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans; and (4) Armed Forces service medal veterans.

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