Municipal Surveillance Associate

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019
Location: New York

Department: U.S. Public Finance Surveillance
Direct report(s): No

General purpose of position


Responsible for collection, organization and analysis of data from various sources to monitor a large portfolio of U.S. Public Finance credits primarily in the municipal utility sector (resource recovery, water/sewer, gas/electric utilities and public power agency credits) with some potential exposure to other sectors on an as needed basis.

Primary duties/responsibilities

·         Build and maintain credit exposure reports and issuer financial reports using internal databases and external sources

·         Assist in the preparation of material including charts and graphs for presentation of sector reviews

·         Develop and maintain understanding of the key risk attributes of the assigned portfolios

·         Monitor credit quality and trends with respect to individual risks and the assigned portfolios as a whole

·         Complete analysis and prepare written reviews of credits in the assigned sectors adhering to a review schedule

·         Perform analysis on ad hoc basis for reports to senior management and the Board as well as in conjunction with special projects

·         Coordinate actions with other departments or groups as necessary, including Underwriting, Credit Workout/Remediation or Reinsurance

·         Properly manage client and other external relationships:

1.       Process amendment and consent requests

2.       Interact with obligors, bankers, rating agencies, advisors or others as required

Specific skills, competencies, resources and/or software/technology used on the job

·         Ability to analyze and project cash flows

·         Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively convey information clearly and concisely

·         Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

·         Excellent time management skills, with willingness to work additional hours when needed

·         Team player with ability to multi-task several projects at a time

·         Self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision

·         Ability to use of various external (including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint) and internal software, IT systems, and sources of information

Education, certifications and/or experience requirements

Bachelor’s degree

1-3 years experience in relevant area preferred (accounting, economics, business or government)

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