Associate, Ratings Analytical/ Ratings Analyst (Sovereign & International Public Finance)

  • Competitive
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 20 Jan 19

Associate, Ratings Analytical/ Ratings Analyst (Sovereign & International Public Finance)

JobDescription :
The Role: Associate, Ratings Analytical/ Ratings Analyst (Sovereign & International Public Finance)

The Location: Melbourne, Australia

The Team / The Business: You will report to the Analytical Manager, Sovereign and International Public Finance and be working closely with a number of highly experienced industry specialists.

The Impact: You will have responsibility for managing a portfolio of credits across the International Public Finance team with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Entities include government related companies, local governments and other public sector entities. As a Ratings Analyst/Associate you will provide thorough analysis of the credit profile of the government entities including an in-depth assessment of the entities financial practices, performance and management. You will develop recommendations and assignment of ratings to public sector companies and governments, as well as their debt instruments, in accordance with S&P Global criteria.

What's in it for you: You will get to work in a dynamic team environment and work with a team of professional specialists. You can deepen and broaden your insight and knowledge in one of the leading credit ratings' companies in the world. This role provides a great opportunity to be exposed to a range of markets and asset types.

Our Hiring Manager says: "This is a great opportunity to build a career in finance with one of the leading providers of financial market intelligence. We are looking for an individual with a dynamic and proactive personality who has an analytical mindset and is always thinking outside the box. In return, you will further enhance your skill sets and sharpen your profile as part of a globally leading organization in fundamental credit research."


  • Preparing and presenting analysis and recommendations to credit committees
  • Working closely with analysts to provide research and analysis for the International Public Finance team
  • Analyze data and review documentation for the analytical team
  • Will need to travel within the region, with the focus on Australia and New Zeland

What we're looking for:
  • Bachelor degree holder of Business, Finance, Economics, or a related subject
  • Relevant industry experience in the public sector or credit analysis or related analytical fields
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 3-5 years of analytical work experience
  • Solid analytical capability and has good time management skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet projects with a tight timeframe
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-changing, global and regulated environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, global, multi-cultural environment
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as Ratings Analyst

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

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