Position:  Analyst - Corporate Credit Assessment

Department: Corporates – Credit Assessment Team

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: NY

Summary/Overview:

KBRA (Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC) is seeking an Analyst with a strong accounting and corporate finance background to join our growing Corporate Credit Assessment Group. The candidate will focus on building out and managing KBRA’s growing database of private corporate assessments and using it to conduct fundamental credit analysis and research. The Corporate Credit Assessment Group at KBRA is one of the firm’s most rapidly growing teams. The Group provides credit analytics that directly contribute to credit ratings issued across KBRA asset classes including Structured Credit, Asset-Backed Securities, Project Finance, and Funds, among others. The position is based in the New York  office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide credit assessments on corporates based on an analysis of their financial statements. Write rationale to defend assessments and present analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist senior team members with key initiatives in areas including methodology development, research, project management and database development and maintenance.    
  • Collaborate on writing and publishing timely research about corporate credit trends, markets, and any other topics relevant to KBRA clients. Analysts are encouraged to bring ideas to their managers on an ongoing basis. You may see your work published on the KBRA website!
  • Work in partnership with professionals in other KBRA sectors daily to meet client deadlines and deliver the best-in-class work for which KBRA has been recognized.
  • Develop a deep understanding of variables that impact corporate credit and credit risk. Gain experience and understanding in how market fluctuations directly impact a company’s bottom line and risk profile.

Key Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications for All Applicants

  • Significant prior experience or coursework in accounting and credit analysis.
  • Experience with corporate financial statements including 10-Ks, 10-Qs.
  • Keen interest in Credit Analysis/Capital Markets with a proven ability to learn.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and proven ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Experience or comfort with database management languages like SQL, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with accounting and financial statement analysis.
  • Coding / Programing Skills including SQL, VBA, Python and /or R.

Salary Range:

The anticipated annual base salary range for this full-time position is $70,000 to $80,000. Offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience, skills, geography, and other job-related factors.

KBRA Benefits

  • A hybrid work schedule (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the office.)
  • Competitive benefits and paid time off
  • Paid family and disability leave
  • 401(k) plan, including employer match (100% vested)
  • Educational and professional development financial assistance
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Cell phone reimbursement

About Us:

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider.

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