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Vice President - Senior Accounting Analyst
New York
Credit Policy

The Role / Responsibilities:

This role is to increase recognition of Moody’s value proposition among issuers, institutional investor community, intermediaries, and the other external constituents by enhancing the quality of our credit analysis and research through increased awareness and understanding of accounting and financial reporting issues.

·   Actively participate in the rating process for individual corporate and financial institution debt issuers by providing Moody’s lead analysts and rating committees with analysis on accounting and financial reporting practices and implications for ratings.

o    Support Moody’s lead analysts in assessing the implications for individual ratings of known accounting issues and complexities.

o    Analyze financial reporting practices of select high-risk/high-profile companies and assess the implications for ratings.

o    Lead interviews of senior corporate officers and directors on accounting and financial reporting issues. 

o    Contribute to Moody’s company-specific credit research.

·   Produce timely and relevant research for Moody’s fixed-income investor clients.

o    Updates on credit implications of accounting and regulatory developments.

o    In-depth comments on broad accounting and financial reporting topics of most interest to fixed-income investors.

o    Comments on credit implications of financial reporting practices in specific industries.

·   Participate and the development and delivery of training for Moody’s credit analysts.

·   Represent Moody’s on the ratings implications of accounting and financial reporting matters in various external forums and with various external constituents, including investors, standard setters, regulators and the press.

·   8-12 + years of professional experience in accounting /auditing function. 

·   Big 4 experience preferred.National office experience desirable.

·   Detailed and extensive understanding of current trends in accounting, particularly related to insurance companies and other financial institutions. 

·   Demonstrated ability to write/publish and to present before professional audiences.

·   BA/BS in accounting or finance and CPA/chartered accountant certification required.

·   Advanced degree and CFA certification desirable

The Accounting Specialist group resides within Moody's Credit Policy group, a function that promotes improvement and consistency in Moody's credit analysis. The Accounting Specialist group is more specifically part of broad initiative to bring specialized expertise to the firm’s credit rating process on topics such as accounting, financial reporting and internal controls; corporate governance; and hybrid financial instruments. Since its creation in 2002, the analysts in the Accounting Specialist group have worked alongside Moody’s credit analysts to incorporate issues and complexities related to their areas of expertise more systematically into the credit rating process.  The group also publishes research comments on issues within its areas of expertise and conducts training for Moody’s analysts on relevant topics which impact ratings.

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 Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.3 billion in 2014, employs approximately 9,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at
Moody’s is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. For San Francisco positions, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and, for all other applicants, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with the requirements of applicable law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody’s Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.