Research Assistant

S&P Global - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Research Assistant undertakes rigorous analytical work and is proficient in conducting research and fundamental credit analysis, analyzing financial statements, building financial models and forecasts, and writing analytical reports on rated corporate entities. The successful candidate is able to work effectively in a fast paced environment, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, is customer-oriented, and demonstrates excellent presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Corporate Ratings group as a Research Assistant based in our Toronto office. You will assess the credit quality of companies in the Telecommunications, Gaming and Leisure sectors.

The Impact:
At S&P Global Ratings, your analytical opinion truly matters and each person who works here has an essential role in S&P Global Ratings reputation of integrity, transparency, and ratings excellence.
S&P Global Ratings plays a vital role in bringing transparency and comparability to the financial markets and helps investors and others measure and manage credit risk.
By supporting capital markets, S&P Global Ratings helps people to start and grow businesses, cities and states to build highways and hospitals, and manufacturers to build factories and create jobs.
With offices in 26 countries, rating $47.5 trillion in debt, and with nearly 1,400 credit analysts, S&P Global Ratings is an important part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 150 years in providing investors and financers the information they need to more easily, quickly and efficiently provide capital to businesses and governments.
The Career Opportunity: As a Research Assistant, you are working as part of the Corporate Ratings group at S&P Global Ratings. With the guidance of a senior analyst, an RA typically helps and shadows a portfolio of rated corporate issuers. These responsibilities include ongoing surveillance, participation in meetings with rated entities’ senior management, and presentation of analytical findings to internal constituencies.

The Team / The Business: When you join S&P Global Ratings, you join one of the world's leading providers of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. You are part of a team that produces high quality fundamental research based on established criteria, you have the opportunity to ask probing questions to senior corporate executives, and interact with the global investor community.

Your Skills:
Solid, demonstrable experience (0-2+ years) within a large commercial bank, investment bank, investing institution/asset manager, rating agency or an audit company working in the field of credit analysis of corporations.
CFA, MBA, or Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field preferred.
Experience evaluating health care or pharmaceutical companies strongly preferred.
Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial statement analysis and accounting concepts.
Proficiency with figures and the ability to maintain accuracy and be detail oriented while complying with deadlines.
Strong Excel/Word/PowerPoint and database application skills. Ability to prepare forecasts based upon reasoned assumptions will be required.
Solid communication skills, verbal and written, as well as the capacity to expand, learn, and make a contribution.
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.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings

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