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Updated 2019-10-21
Activated 2019-10-21

Associate Analyst- Credit Rating

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Company Name

Moody's Group Japan G.K.

Job Type
Moody's Group Japan G.K.
Finance/Bank/Securities - Analyst/Economist/Research
Finance/Bank/Securities - Research (Business/Market/Trust)
Finance/Bank/Securities - Credit (Administration / Audit)
Industry Credit
Location Asia Japan Tokyo

Job Description Key Responsibilities
Portfolio Management
Performs day-to-day credit analysis related to ratings, research, presentations, and investor outreach. Examples of analytical work produced include:
Reviewing financial spreadsheets and charts prepared by others, analyzing data and financial statements, building and updating financial forecasts, and writing analytical commentary in accordance with Moody’s methodologies.
Assisting with proprietary models and new financial projections as applicable, identifying trends in data, and applying analytical skills and judgment to form well-reasoned credit conclusions.
Reviewing transaction documents and building knowledge of cash flow and loss allocation rules (if applicable to LOB).
Develops strong working knowledge of Moody’s methodologies and credit rating best practices, applying these with guidance from Lead Analysts.
Prepares first draft of rating committee memos, in collaboration with Lead Analysts.
Demonstrates the ability to understand and identify key factors that affect issuer credit ratings.
Interprets and analyzes financial data and other credit inputs provided by others e.g. FDAs and RRS Associates.
Monitors credit quality and issuer and/or portfolio trends by following market developments, analyzing issuer reporting, and engaging with issuers directly for follow-up clarification and information.
As applicable to the LOB, monitors and attends earnings calls of companies within assigned portfolio, including monitoring relevant news events.
Attends rating committee meetings and is encouraged to participate, including offering analysis and opinion where appropriate.
•May complete Credit Estimates used to assess elements of credit risk in certain rated transactions.
Research & Investor Outreach
Prepares first draft of core research as applicable to the LOB e.g. credit opinions, issuer and sector comments, press releases and new issue reports etc. in collaboration with Lead Analysts.
Contributes to research strategy, including idea generation and preliminary drafting, adhering to Moody's research standards.
Attends investor briefings and issuer meetings as required; may help prepare presentation materials; arrives prepared to engage in discussions.
Builds positive relationships with issuers – displays initiative to understand the issuer’s business and proactively responds to issuer enquiries.
Credit Administration
Performs analytical tasks related to portfolio reviews and other credit projects (e.g. liquidity scrubs).
Operates applicable ratings and research systems and utilizes software specific to the rating group. Identifies all issues with data for follow up with Lead Analyst.
Demonstrates sound understanding and judgment in applying Moody’s processes, documentation standards and best practices, adhering to all laws and policies.
Coaching & Guidance
Provides clear, concise and constructive guidance in the delegation of work to Associates (if applicable), actively managing workload pipeline in order to provide sufficient time for completion. Seeks Associate Analyst Team Manager (AATM) guidance where needed to determine how to allocate work.
Provides feedback to AATM on the quality and accuracy of work produced by Associates, along with providing constructive and proactive feedback to Associates and FDAs.
Company Info Moody’s Investors Service is among the world’s most respected and widely utilized sources for credit ratings and research. Our opinions and analysis on a broad range of credit obligors and obligations are valued around the world for their insight and rigor. At MIS, our workplace culture supports our mission to be the Agency of Choice for our customers, employees and future employees. Our Culture focuses on Excellence and embodies behavioral qualities such as Integrity, Responsiveness, Collaboration, Respect and Passion. Our people are our core asset and we look beyond outcomes to ensure that behaviors and interactions matter.
Working Hours 9:00-17:00
Minimum undergraduate degree (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent qualifications). Ideally has started or completed CFA Level 1.
Accounting background with a strong focus in financial analysis (e.g., through professional accounting or financial designation, coursework, or relevant work experience).
Some relevant experience, with a minimum of 1 year.
Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Solid verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize tasks accordingly.
Fluent in English and Japanese
English Level Business Conversation Level (TOEIC 735-860)
Japanese Level Native Level
Salary Depends on experience   
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Social Insurance
Commuting/Transportation Allowance
Employee Stock Purchase System
Education Training
Holidays Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays
Sick Leave
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