Financial Data Analyst

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New York City, NY, United States
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powertofly approved What Moody's Corporation Has to Offer:

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's supports independent thought and promotes a work environment that values and maximizes the contributions of all employees. Moody's offers their employees:

  • Commuter Benefit Plan
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Financial Planning
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Parental Leave
  • Department

    Operations, Data and Controls (ODC) / Analytic Data Management (ADM

    Job Description

    Financial Data Analysts have significant input to the ratings and research process by analyzing financial statements and data provided by Issuers.

    • The FDA uses accounting, finance knowledge, and judgment to perform financial statement analysis, adjust reported data per relevant methodology requirements, and review and analyze ratios.

    • Responsible for reviewing and understanding financial statements, official statements, and other documents related to issuers’ performance.

    • Work directly with ratings and support analysts to explain the data, adjustments, and other information needed by the rating team for ratings and research.

    • Frequently liaise with analysts and accounting specialists in order to understand the application of accounting concepts on a particular entity.

    • Create documentation and provide guidance to support analysts and outsourcers

    • Review, adjust, and publish data to external market participants.

    In addition to regular daily responsibilities, FDAs will have the opportunity to work on new projects such as technology projects, accounting changes, analytic reviews, methodology updates, and implementation of process improvements.
    Regularly interact with Moody's rating analysts regarding financial and operational data needed for analysis and publications.
    The team is regularly provided with valuable training classes and interaction with Analysts as part of knowledge transfer and career growth.
    The FDA position provides a unique opportunity to foster skills that are valuable to any future career in the financial services industry


    • B.A. or B.S. degree required; specializations in Accounting, Finance, or Economics preferred
    • 1-3 years of relevant work experience required (can include internship experience).
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products and particularly Excel, such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.
    • Knowledge or prior experience in analysing financial statements are required
    • Knowledge or prior experience in accounting is a plus.
    • Individual must be organized, dependable, able to multi-task and manage priorities, display initiative, and have the ability to work independently in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
    • Strong organizational, communication (verbal & written), and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Language skills may be required for certain positions
    • Candidate must have the ability to quickly transition as priorities change to meet demands.

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    Financial Data Analyst
    Moody's Corporation