Associate, Credit Analyst

Standard Chartered
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. Its about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
Were committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities
Credit Analysis
Timely drafting of credit analysis as directed by the relevant Team Leader. Such analysis should be Insightful, Relevant and Succinct (see Job Purpose) and include the following, inter alia:

Discussion of the dynamics and nature of the Client's industry, including key risk aspects;
Assessment of the Client's competitive positioning within its industry;
Discussion of management strength, experience and track record and corporate governance more broadly;
Articulation of the Client's strategy and an assessment of its clarity and associated execution risks;
Assessment of funding strategy, financial policy, treasury activity (hedging, cash management) and liquidity
Development of a current / forward year base forecast performance expectation
Assessment of balance sheet strength, alongside cashflow and profitability vulnerability, via ratio analysis and/or stress testing
Discussion of other pertinent risk aspects, including country risk, parental and/or governmental linkage/support, relative ranking of indebtedness
Evaluation of risks associated with particular proposed transactions, where required
Preparation of other analysis as directed by the relevant Team Leader, such as Industry specific reviews, portfolio reviews, stress tests, assessments of new prospects etc.

Completion of account spreading (where needed) and scorecard determination within Creditmate, alongside other factors necessary to propose a preliminary credit grading to Credit.

In respect of clients where the role-holder is assigned as analyst, finalisation of relevant Group Mandate and/or Business Credit Application Part II and General Wrong Way Risk assessment, liaising with Client Coverage as necessary.

Stakeholder Partnership
In respect of Clients where the role-holder is assigned as analyst:

Proactive monitoring of key entity or industry wide events and/or developments, as well as of covenants and risk triggers where applicable
Partnering Relationship Managers in pursuing their client strategies through proactive idea generation, support in preparing materials for client discussion and through ensuring they are always fully briefed on key risk aspects
Partnering Risk through clear presentation of credit analysis and proposed credit grading, as well as through proactive and considered discussion of key risk aspects
Accompanying Relationship Managers on client visits, as part of general due diligence in respect of credit analysis
Acting as a broader point of expertise in respect of credit aspects with Product and others across SCB
Team Development
Support CA Team Leaders and others in the team on ad hoc projects and exercises aimed at improving or enhancing the team's activities
Continually strive to share key relevant knowledge and learning's with others across the team
Provide specific coaching to newer or less experienced members of the team

Key Stakeholders

Internal Relationships:

Product partners
CDD, where relevant
Legal, Audit and Compliance, where relevant
Operations teams, where relevant

External Relationships:

Rating Agencies
Market Data Services providers

Key requirements:

Analytical strength - to spot emerging risks, in particular
Gravitas - to engage with Relationship Managers and Clients alike in a robust, but constructive manner
Collaborative - to work in partnership with stakeholders to 'get things done', fulfilling the Job Purpose

Experience & Skills:

Relevant experience gained either in banking, rating agency, treasury or accounting environment would be preferred but not mandatory.
Strong analytical ability, focused on the assessment and calibration of credit risk
Strong verbal and written communication skills (in English), with proven ability to work across cultures and within a dynamic environment
Ability to speak other European language (e.g, French, German, Spanish) highly preferred
Able to hold credible dialogue at all levels of the organisation, as well as with clients
Well organized, able to multi-task and balance competing demands


Sound knowledge of accounting and financial principles gained by experience or qualification
MBA or CFA qualifications advantageous, but not required

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