10 month FTC Ratings Analyst in UK Public Finance Ratings

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
01 Jan 2019
03 Jan 2019
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
The Role: 10-month Fixed Term Contract Ratings Analyst - Sovereign and International Public Finance Ratings

The Location: Canary Wharf, London

The Team:

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Sovereign and International Public Finance (SovIPF) Ratings group at the Ratings Analyst level for 10 months. The team's focus is on fundamental economic and financial analysis of Housing Associations, Universities, Healthcare Sector, as well as local and regional governments in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland.

The Impact:

The successful candidate will support the UK IPF team on a wide range of analytical tasks, including preparation of annual review materials, perform testing proposed methodology and other quantitative tasks. He/she is also expected to make contribute to the group's research and other publishing efforts, including cooperation with other groups within S&P Global ratings.

What's in it for you:
  • A diverse mix of analytical challenges;
  • Work on exciting projects related to criteria development;
  • Cooperation with analysts across the global;
  • Opportunities to acquire and develop new skills.

  • Have keen interest in public policy, economics and financial affairs and quickly absorb, analyse, and act upon information to maintain and enhance the quality and timeliness of our analysis
  • Undertake rigorous research and analytical work, and write well-structured analytical reports.
  • Perform testing in support of sector methodological development.
  • Co-ordinate work across a number of teams within S&P Global
Basic Qualifications:
  • Strong skills in comparative economic and financial analysis of in the public sector, in particular Housing Associations, Universities, Healthcare Sector, Local and Regional governments, and in financial markets in general.
  • Strong analytical mindset with proven ability to carry out economic and financial analysis in a cross-disciplinary context, and knowledge of public sector accounting principles.
  • Sound judgement and organisational skills.
  • Good writing, communication, and presentation skills in English.
  • An advanced academic degree in economics or related fields such as business administration, finance or political science.
  • Strong and professional interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience in economic or public finance analysis, or a related field of analysis.
  • CFA charter or other professional qualifications are not required but would be highly preferred.

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