Position Title:  Senior Analyst, Corporate Ratings  

Entity: KBRA, LLC

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: New York

Summary/Overview:

KBRA (Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC) is seeking an Senior Analyst to join our growing Corporate Ratings team to focus on conducting fundamental credit research.

As a Senior Analyst, you will have the ability to formulate a view on various industries and support ratings across various sectors. You will conduct credit research on a variety of industrial and service sectors along with developing industry/sector expertise including key rating factors and key credit metrics. By leading a corporate credit rating process, including interacting with issuers, their bankers and attorneys, you will develop a credit opinion with presentations in writing and in person to credit committees. You will provide input into credit analyses for published and unpublished reports for issuers and investors and monitor a wide variety of companies within our growing Corporate Finance rating coverage.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the rating process by preparing internal credit reports for rating committees, analyzing cash flows, and performing sector analysis.
  • Provide research in relevant sectors.
  • Assist in the development and evolution of rating methodologies and criteria.
  • Participate in our outreach process demonstrating industry knowledge and understanding of KBRA methodologies at issuer and investor meetings.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience performing credit analysis in a rating agency, buy-side, credit research, banking, or other similar environments.
  • Strong interest and relevant experience in ratings, fixed income research, origination, or capital markets.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are essential.
  • Strong quantitative skills including advanced capabilities with Excel and proficiency in financial statement analysis.
  • Ability to work, lead, and seamlessly integrate in a highly collegial, dynamic, and innovative work environment.
  • Strong academic background with a degree in finance, economics or management, MBA or CFA is preferred.
  • Able to manage time and resources in a fast-growing company.

Salary Range:

The anticipated annual base salary range for this full-time position is $75,000 to $90,000. Offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience, skills, geography, and other job-related factors.

KBRA Benefits:

  • A hybrid work schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 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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KBRA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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