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Dir. Credit Analyst covering Utilities & Natural Resources

Job Title:

Dir. Credit Analyst covering Utilities & Natural Resources

Location:

New York or Chicago, NY

Industry:

Information Technology

Job Description:

The ideal candidate is someone who:

- has a demonstrated understanding of and a keen interest in U.S. Electric and Gas Utillities, Power Markets and Natural Resources industries;
- has a professional background in capital markets and/or credit analysis and well developed financial statement analysis skills;
- has experience in interpreting complex legal documents such as bank agreements and bond indentures; 
- wants to deepen their exposure to and understanding of the debt capital markets; 
- has a strong pattern of leadership and the ability to proactively and successfully interact with various stakeholders, both within and outside of the organization.

Qualitative credentials will weigh meaningfully in the selection of the candidate. A healthy sense of intellectual curiosity is critical, along with a demonstrated willingness and ability to attack and explain topics of analytical complexity. COMPANY is a team-oriented work environment so an ability to collaborate with others is crucial. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is a high productivity work-ethic, and results oriented mindset. 

Essential Functions of this position include:    
-Performing analysis of key quantitative and qualitative factors influencing credit quality of companies in the Utilities, Power and Natural Resources sectors;
- Developing and maintaining comprehensive financial models;
- Conducting and/or participating in meetings with managements;
- Presenting analysis of companies to internal credit rating committees;
- Involvement in communicating rating rationale to external audiences (primarily institutional investors, sell-side analysts and media) in meetings, conference calls, press releases and written research reports;

- Following key industry themes in the Utilities, Power and Natural Resources sectors and publishing research reports on current and relevant topics;
- Participating in the evaluation of other credits within Corporates, as well as other related credit groups.

 

Job Requirements:


Position Requirements
- Bachelor's degree at minimum, MBA or other advanced degree a plus;
- CFA/CPA preferred;
- 7+ years relevant experience, which must include some coverage or knowledge of the U.S. Utilities, Power and Natural Resources sectors; 
- Capital markets and/or credit analysis experience a plus;
- Expertise in Excel and Word;
- Strong analytical, quantitative, and organizational skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
- Ability to shift fluidly between multiple projects as priorities change; 
- Ability to excel in a team oriented environment.

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