Rating Analyst

May 4, 2022
Centennial, CO
Job Type


Rating Analyst, USPF - States/Transportation

The Role: As a Ratings Analyst, you will participate in evaluating the credit quality of governmental enterprises financing transportation projects and state governments. You will be responsible for aggregating data and information to present to rating committees. You will interact with clients, make presentations, and prepare reports for internal and external distribution. This position will also include managing and processing large data sets.

The Location: Chicago, IL / Dallas, TX / Centennial, CO
(The role is not open to NY or full-time remote work)

The Career Opportunity: This position is a junior position, but with high potential for upward mobility. Advancement is achievable for those who demonstrate strong aptitude and a positive attitude. While overall career progression will depend on individual performance and company need, this is an opportunity for your skills and hard work to move your career forward.

The Team: The USPF States and Transportation team maintains a strong culture of analytical excellence and customer service in a supportive and collegial environment. We are a national team looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly. Ratings analysts are a key part of the success of the department and make meaningful contributions every day.

Your Skills: A supportive team is critical to growing the skills of any junior staff member. At the same time, requisites for success include the ability to work with little supervision and with colleagues across multiple offices. In addition, you should have understanding of accounting principles, ability to manage against tight deadlines, critical thinking skills and the ability to clearly express and support your opinions verbally and in writing. Quantitative analysis is also part of the everyday work mix, so you should also have demonstrated skills in that area and possess strong excel skills.

The Impact: US Public Finance is an important sector of the capital markets and is a key funding source and growth driver for many areas of the US economy. If you are interested in helping to facilitate this growth while challenging yourself in a fast-paced environment, this is the right position for you. This position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to a strong talent development culture that values integrated and high-impact analysis, service excellence, diversity and empowerment.

Our Hiring Manager says:
"Our team is passionate about delivering essential intelligence to the marketplace and comfortable operating in a fast-paced and demanding environment. We are looking for a disciplined self-starter with a demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and openness to change. You should expect to be held to high standards with respect to our core values of integrity, excellence and relevance. This is a junior position, but not entry level. The ideal candidate will have two years of work experience in financial services, government, or another relevant analysis-focused field. A background in credit analysis or with municipal enterprise or state government is a plus but not required."


  • BS/BA or similar degree with quantitative experience and/or studies in finance, government/public policy, economics, or related field
  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment with excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and to multitask
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work well both independently and as part a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact confidently with clients
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong ability to work with financial models and data, including cash flow and credit models
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and an openness to change
  • Knowledge of credit analysis and demonstrated interest in municipal transportation enterprise and state government sectors a plus

This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

Compensation/Benefits Information :
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200, to $100,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires .

Return to Work
Have you taken time out for caring responsibilities and are now looking to return to work? As part of our Return-to-Work initiative (link to career site page when available), we are encouraging enthusiastic and talented returners to apply, and will actively support your return to the workplace.

About Company Statement:
S&P Global Ratings offers critical insights for credit, risk and sustainable finance solutions that are essential to translating complexity into clarity, so market participants can uncover opportunities.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RATNGS202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 270227
Posted On: 2022-04-25
Location: Centennial, Colorado, United States

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