Position Title:  Associate / Assoc. Director - Corporate, Project & Infrastructure Finance

Entity: KBRA EU

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Summary/Overview:

KBRA EU (Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited) is seeking an Associate/Associate Director level candidate with strong credit skills and the ability to work across multiple sectors to join our growing Dublin office. The candidate will be a member of our Corporate, Project & Infrastructure Finance group and will be responsible for evaluating transactions across various sectors, including general corporates, power, renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure. The analyst will have direct involvement in high profile and challenging work with exposure to senior staff and external market participants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the rating process by preparing internal credit reports for rating committees, analyzing business cases and cash flows as well as performing sector analysis.
  • Author research in relevant sectors, including Power, Energy and Renewable Finance.
  • 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.
  • Assist in ensuring key procedures and processes are adhered to.

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Three (3) or more years of experience performing corporate credit analysis with exposure to Power, Energy and Renewable Finance companies/projects in a rating agency, buy-side, credit research, banking, or other similar environments.
  • A good eye for detail and appreciation of procedures/processes.
  • 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.
  • Can work well under tight deadlines.
  • Possess demonstrated skills of problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Strong academic background with a degree in Finance, Economics or Management.  MBA or CFA is most helpful.
  • Able to manage time and resources in a fast-growing company.

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. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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