S&P Global Research Assistant in Centennial, Colorado


Research Assistant, U.S. Public Finance - Housing Enterprise Ratings

The Location:

Centennial, CO or Chicago, IL

The Team:

The housing team has a strong collegial environment and friendly atmosphere; as a new analyst, you would be regularly assigned to work with senior analysts to improve your knowledge and understanding, and we would expect you to frequently ask questions of senior analysts, who are happy to oblige. Your willingness to contribute to various tasks and learn new skills will be a great asset to the team.

Teamwork is extremely important. A lot of the work is completed independently, but every rating involves a team of analysts performing their assigned tasks. While the pace is fairly rapid, since a rating from start to finish can take about two to six weeks, analysts work on numerous ratings simultaneously. The Research Assistant is a crucial component of our ratings process, and must maintain a sense of urgency while performing their tasks.

The Impact:

Your position as Research Assistant is critical to the process of providing a credit rating. You will help to compile data, providing the first look analysis of the Affordable Housing sector, and have the opportunity to identify its major strengths and weaknesses. Your research and support is essential to the senior analysts who are completing the rating, and in many cases, ratings cannot be released without a detailed review by a Research Assistant to ensure accuracy. Additionally, you will be expected to contribute to the compilation and analysis of data for trend analysis that will translate into published articles. Your position as a Research Assistant in the housing group will provide you with both a macro and micro view of what is happening nationally as it relates to the sector.

What s in it for you:

As a Research Assistant, if you exhibit a strong understanding of the rating criteria and analytic aptitude while performing support work, you may be assigned to do the primary work of a credit rating. A clear career path exists for advancing within the organization, which many Research Assistants have successfully demonstrated, by excelling in various assignments and showing an aptitude for completing primary analysis tasks. We strongly believe in utilizing each analyst at his or her highest and fullest potential, which means that even at a lower title level, your responsibility has room to grow and is only limited by your own ability.


Develop and maintain a centralized source of news information for rated government institutions, sector and market using Bloomberg and other research Internet sites

Contribute to the maintenance and upgrade our financial models

Collect and manage large amounts of data for trend analysis

Assist analysts in financial data input, adjustment and data analysis

Ensure data integrity, data input completeness and accuracy

Assist senior analysts working on a wide variety of ad hoc projects including database support and market research

Collate material for management meetings, rating committee materials, reports and press releases

What We re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree

A demonstrated interest in credit analysis and the Municipal Debt Markets

Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team

Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models

Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent time management and ability to organize, meet deadlines, and multitask;

Strong computer skills, including Word and PowerPoint; ability to use MS Access a plus

Advanced knowledge of and proficiency in Excel, including experience with visual basic - building macros, nested functions and pivot tables, and ability to manipulate extremely large data sets

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with Visual Basic, SQL, C or other programming languages a plus

About S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings is the world s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

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