McGraw Hill Financial Research Assistant - Moscow - S&P Ratings in Moscow, Russia

Position Description

Research Assistant – Moscow - Commodities Team

The Role: We are currently looking for a Russian-speaking highly skilled individual to join our Commodities (Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining) Ratings team to be based in our Moscow office. Tasks include

Support senior analysts in performing credit analysis, including analysis of financial accounts, modelling, business analysis, peer comparisons.

Attend meetings and interact with senior management of corporations to obtain information upon which to base credit rating decisions.

Actively participate in rating committees

Prepare materials for publication including rating reports, press releases, and detailed commentaries.

Assist with ad-hoc projects as required.

The Impact: The individual will be able to demonstrate analytical excellence, and good presentation skills in front of internal and external audiences. The candidate will undergo intense on-the-job credit analysis training and show potential to quickly gain an understanding of S&P Global Rating methodology policies and procedures as well as knowledge of qualitative and quantitative aspects of corporate ratings analysis.

The Team: The Commodities team is a dynamic group consisting of 14 analysts across several major offices in EMEA, including 2 senior analysts in the Moscow office. These analysts cover 100 credits across the oil & gas and metals & mining industries in EMEA.

The Career Opportunity This is an exciting opportunity to acquire in-depth analytical knowledge and modelling skills, to be part of a high performing analytical team and make a career in the international organisation.

Your Skills: The successful candidate will ideally have some working experience in corporate credit analysis, although it is not an absolute requirement. Key will be a strong sense for analytical thinking and basic credit and accounting skills.

Qualifications/Experience:

Degree in Finance/Economics or another relevant subject area

Strong written and oral communication skills in Russian and English; ability to identify key messages and communicate concisely.

Strong attention to detail

Solid knowledge of credit analysis basics, accounting principles, ability to understand company financial statements and legal and financial documentation;

Good knowledge of computer software, in particular MS Excel; and some familiarity with financial modelling.

Be willing to travel.

Flexible and open mind-set and excellent interpersonal skills

Some experience on or knowledge of Russian oil & gas or metal & mining would be an advantage

Team spirit combined with ability to work independently within a team and multi-cultural environment.

About S&P Global

At S&P Global, we don’t give you intelligence—we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. We’re the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platt’s.

S&P Global Ratingsis the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE:

SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visitwww.spglobal.com - ratings

  • S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email - - webmaster@spglobal.com - - and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual. -