AVP, Credit Analyst – LBO / Leverage Finance

Full Time

International Bank

Summary:

This position provides (i) a great opportunity to work on challenging deals / structures in the leveraged finance space, (ii) strong visibility with senior and executive management, and (iii) exciting carrier growth prospects. Members of the team operate in a fast-paced environment (supporting high volumes of LBO transactions).

Job Duties:

· Provides effective analysis of credit including financial performance, deal / facility structures, macro business environment (business outlook), industry dynamics, peer analysis, etc.

· Proactively monitors and assesses assigned borrowers across different industries. Creates various types of projections and other financial models (using appropriate / detailed model assumptions).

· Prepares accurate, clear, well-organized, and complete Credit Opinions (with recommendations on internal rating, internal exposure risk appetite, and other aspects of portfolio management workflow).

· Presents recommendations and results of credit analysis to senior management.

· Directly engages in external & internal meetings (calls) with multiple internal counterparts, syndicate banks, clients (companies / sponsors), and other related parties.

Qualifications:

· Proven credit analysis skills and related analytical skills/knowledge/abilities:

o Firm knowledge of financial statement analysis. Strong capacity to analyze individual business and industry trends, including the competence to accurately assess credit migration trends.

o Demonstrates good credit skills, ability to accurately identify & evaluate underlying risk elements of the borrowers. Aptitude to write well organized, accurate and in-depth reports based on gathered information.

o Advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with building comprehensive cash flow projections.

o Strong multitasking ability to proactively monitor on an on-going basis the pool of LBO credits.

o Consistently demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present credit package to a decision maker. Excellent interpersonal skills (ability to work with very different personalities)

· Desirable education/skillset:

o MBA / Business degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics, strong quantitative background.

o CFA designation (or progress towards CFA designation)

o An open mind, willing to learn new skills and unfamiliar industries.

o Solid analytical and time management skills.

o Capable of working well independently and as a part of the team.

o Proficiency with Capital IQ, Bloomberg, MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

o Formalized credit training from an accredited financial institution and proficient financial modeling skills.

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