Opportunities @ Acuité

Senior Analyst - Corporate Sector Ratings
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Position: Senior Analyst - Corporate Sector Ratings

Minimum Qualification: MBA - Finance / CA

Prior Experience: Minimum 3 yrs. of equity research or credit rating experience in corporate or infrastructure sectors with a track record in research report publications

Location: Hyderabad & Mumbai (Kanjurmarg), Kolkata - Candidate should be willing to Work from Office

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

The role of an Analyst is to arrive at a fair rating for a debt instrument or bank facility based on sound understanding the Industry and businesses, analyzing financial and non-financial information, evaluating the promoter and management team in line with laid down rating criteria. A Rating Analyst will be required to interact with Clients (Promoter or CXO levels), Bankers and Other lenders, Auditors (if required). A Rating Analyst will present and defend the rating recommendation at the Rating Committee comprising accomplished and learned senior ex-bankers.


NOTE: This position requires relevant experience. Applications without relevant experience will not be considered.  

Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research for corporate sector or infrastructure sector and publish reports and articles independently to contribute to thought leadership 
  • Independently handle rating assignments and client engagement 
  • Deliver client and investor presentations

Desired Competencies: 
  • Strong analytical understanding of corporate credit 
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Very strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • A passion and strong aptitude for research
  • Ability to work under stretched timelines

 Job Location :Hyderabad, Kolkata & Mumbai (Kanjurmarg)

Rating Analyst - SME Ratings & Gradings
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Position: Rating Analyst - SME Ratings & Gradings

Minimum Qualification: B.com/ MBA/ CFA

Prior Experience: 0-5 years

Location: Kanjurmarg (East), Mumbai

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Health Insurance

Job Description: 

The Analyst - SME Ratings & Gradings shall be responsible for:
  • Undertaking analysis of financial statements, which includes analysis of P&L, balance sheet, and key ratios
  • Interacting with clients to understand their business model and projections
  • Undertaking rigorous credit risk analysis encompassing industry / business and financial analysis
  • Preparing credit rating/evaluation reports, based on management discussion, financial and business risk analysis
  • Making credit rating recommendation to the Rating Committee
  • Maintaining a high quality of analytics and rating committee presentation
  • Adhering to SMERA's policies and processes with due consideration of required compliances
The incumbent should be highly focused on delivering quality work efficiently.

Manager - Business Development, Large Corporates
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Position: Manager - Business Development, Large Corporates

Minimum Qualification: MBA / CA / CFA

Prior Experience: 2-5 years

Location: Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance, Attractive Incentives

Job Description:  The Manager - Business Development, Large Corporates shall be responsible for:

  • Originating high value mandates, pre-sales, negotiations, and relationship maintenance
  • Identifying prospective large clients, generating new business from the existing clientele in line with business targets; mapping client’s requirements & providing best products to suit their requirements
  • Oversee key relationships with lead arrangers, influencers and bankers
  • Develop and monitor client retention strategies for the region
  • Prepare high quality proposals, presentations and other business communications
  • Strengthen Acuité's brand as an analytical organization through visibility in financial markets through seminars and regular interaction
The incumbent should be have good command over language (English, Hindi & one regional language at least), and pleasant personality. Integrity and target orientation is a must.

Quality Process Executive (Content Editor)
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Position: Quality Process Executive (Content Editor)

Minimum Qualification: Post Graduate in Literature / Business Communication

Prior Experience: 1-2 Years

Location: Mumbai

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

  • Acuité is looking for candidates for Editors with excellent command in English Grammar and Literature and good communication & interpersonal skills for their Rating Administration Team in Mumbai.

    The candidate shall responsible for:

    • Editing of Rating Rationales and other material including opinion pieces, commentaries
    • Maintaining analytical quality and credit opinion as warranted by the rating
    • Constantly communicating with Analysts across teams and locations
    • Following the workflow and internal process
    • Adhering to Acuite's policies and processes with due consideration of required compliances
    • Completion of work within the defined Timeline is very critical for this Role.
    • Primarily, it is a Quality Inspection / Checking Role, therefore attitude of ‘Right First Time’ is very critical.
    • Since, this is the last line of Inspection before Publication sincerity and dedication for ensuring defect free is must.
    • Need to understand contents Rating Note (RN) / RR (Rating Rationale) / PR (Press Release) very well.
    • Maintaining of daily record of PR Checks in the Given Excel Template.

     

    What do you need to apply for this Role?

    • Graduate / Post Graduate in English / Business Communication
    • Good Communication skills
    • Ability to work in team
    • Ability to do on time execution
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Good understanding of MS Excel and MS Word
    • Positive attitude with a driving passion to achieve results
    • The candidate should be highly focused on delivering quality work efficiently under tight deadlines. Prior work experience in business journalism will be an added advantage.
    • Promptness in answering to the Queries
    • Flexibility to take on new roles within the organisation
    • Would be ready to take additional responsibility if the situation warrants.

    What’s in it for you?

    • Learn the nuances of Credit Rating
    • Knowledge enhancement through exposure to varied size & kinds of businesses
    • Be part of a high performing team & company
    Primarily responsible for editing of Rating Rationales and other material including opinion pieces, commentaries
  • Correct & Improvise the content in the rating rationales while maintaining analytical quality and credit opinion as warranted by the rating
  • Constantly communicating with Analysts across teams and locations
  • Following the workflow and internal process
  • Adhering to Acuite's policies and processes with due consideration of required compliance

The candidate should be highly focused on delivering quality work efficiently under tight deadlines. Prior work experience in business journalism will be an added advantage.

Desired Candidate:

  • Excellent Verbal & Written Communication
  • Willing to stretch working hours when required
  • Good with precis writing

 

Senior Software Developer / Team Lead
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Position: Senior Software Developer / Team Lead

Minimum Qualification: B.E. / B.Tech / MCA

Prior Experience: 6-8 Years

Location: Mumbai - Kanjurmarg (East)

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance, Flexible Work Hours

Job Description: 


Primary Skills Required:
Asp.Net 4.0+, MVC, MS SQL 2012+, My SQL, C#.Net, TFS/GitHub, Web services, Web APIs, HTML, CSS, AJAX, JQuery, Azure, Angular JS, team management, stakeholder management.

Secondary Skills Required:
PHP, React, Node JS, Express, Mongo DB, Cloud Architecture, CBAP Certification will be an advantage.

Responsibilities:
Design, Development and Implementation of various Business applications/websites using Microsoft  Technology Stack.
Excellent knowledge and exposure of ASP.Net, C#.NET, MVC, 3-Tier Architecture, Design Patterns, WCF services, SQL Server programmability.
Exposure on Client side web technologies like Java Script frameworks (JQuery/Knockout JS/Angular JS)
Exposure toward Visual Studio, Source Control/Versioning, Web APIs and Web Services
Exposure in deploying the application/website on the IIS server/DMZ environment
Exposure on Design Patterns, Database Design, Normalization, writing Stored Procedures, handling SQL CLR, Triggers, Views, Functions and SSIS/DTS Packages in MS SQL Server and involved in all the stages of Software Development Life Cycle
Train, mentor, guide and manage a team of developers for timely execution of projects with high quality output.
Manage all the stakeholders effectively during the software development life cycle.
Maintain, improve, expand existing product/tools. Identify new product or service opportunities, working with key internal and external stakeholders and driving the product planning process. Identify ways to improve the efficiency, coverage and quality of the existing products and processes.
Monitor quality and productivity metrics to ensure continuous improvement and doing end to end testing, verification, implementation of the projects and processes.
Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

The candidate should have the ability to:
-logically solve complex workflow problems
-work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines
-communicate clearly and effectively with business users and project managers
-innovate and provide functional applications with intuitive interfaces
-construct user guides and documentation
-conduct advanced research and recommend innovation

The candidate should have an experience of handling a development team for a minimum of 2 years and above.

 


Team Lead - Rating Analysis
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Position: Team Lead - Rating Analysis

Minimum Qualification: MBA - Finance / CA/CFA)

Prior Experience: 4-5 years

Location: Kanjurmarg (East), Mumbai. Candidate should be willing to Work from Office

Salary Band: as per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

The role of the Team Lead will be to manage a team of 5 – 8 analysts.

The incumbent shall always uphold Acuité’s policies and values and shall be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research for corporate sector or infrastructure sector and publish reports and articles independently to contribute to thought leadership
  • Provide analytical inputs to the team and ensure consistent and high quality ratings reports in the Rating Committee
  • Supervise & guide the team on client interaction for information, data and documents needed for rating
  • Meetings and interactions with senior client people including CFO/CEO to position Acuité Ratings successfully
  • Set & monitor team targets, responsible for team productivity
  • Review various team performance metrics on a regular basis and provide updates to senior management
  • Responsible for timely completion of Ratings and Rating Rationales
  • Ensure the rating notes containing rating recommendation is prepared in a time bound manner by following:
    • Highest ethical standards, independence and objectivity
    • Acuité’s policies
    • Acuité’s rating criteria
  • Work as a member of Acuité’s Rating Committee (as and when applicable)
  • Deliver client and investor presentations
  • Keep oneself fully updated on the latest regulatory guidelines (as applicable to CRAs), the rating criteria and the rating policies of Acuité and also provide timely guidance to the team on such matters
  • Keep oneself updated on economic and industry level factors that may have a bearing on credit quality
  • Responsible for training of analysts

Desired Competencies:

  • Strong analytical understanding of corporate credit
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Very strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • A passion and strong aptitude for research
  • Ability to work under stretched timelines
Job Location : Kanjurmarg (East), Mumbai

 

Business Development – (Surveillance) Renewal Business
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Position: Business Development – (Surveillance) Renewal Business

Minimum Qualification: Post Graduate / Graduate in Finance / Marketing

Prior Experience: 3-6 years prior experience in banking, debt collection, insurance, client servicing

Location: Mumbai

Salary Band: As per Industry Standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

Acuité is looking to recruit talent for the Business Development Team in the (Surveillance) Renewal Business division who can be groomed to drive the future growth of the company and play a vital role by leading innovation in the credit rating space. The candidate should be experienced in client servicing with a fair understanding of the financial sector.

NOTE: This position requires relevant experience. Applications without relevant experience will not be considered


This job offers an opportunity to work with veterans from the industry and be part of the Business Development  team, with a unique experience to develop an understanding of the credit rating industry and gain insight into the overall financial sector which forms a key part of our ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying prospective large clients & connecting with the decision makers
  • Meeting the top decision makers of prospective and existing clients & explaining to them Acuité’s value proposition
  • Generating business from the existing clientele in line with business targets
  • Mapping client’s requirements & providing best products to suit their requirements
  • Build relationships with influencers and bankers
  • Connect with bankers for feedback on rated clients
  • Providing service to existing clients through trustworthy feedback and after-sales support
  • Offering ratings on additional loans that would be required by a company
  • Renew the relationship with the exiting clients year on year
  • Build long-term relationships with new and existing clients

Requirements:

  • Prior work experience as a business development manager, sales executive or a relevant (sales farming) role in the BFSI sector
  • Proven sales track record
  • Experience in customer support, client servicing, client relations is preferred
  • Good MS Office Excel skills
  • Market knowledge
  • Communication and negotiation skills

 



Rating Analyst - Exclusively for Chartered Accountants
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Position: Rating Analyst - Exclusively for Chartered Accountants

Minimum Qualification: CA

Prior Experience:  0- 3 years

Location: Hyderabad & Mumbai (Kanjurmarg) Candidate should be willing to Work from Office

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family health insurance

Job Description: NOTE: This position requires relevant Qualification. Applicants who are not qualified CAs will not be considered

What would a day in the life of a Rating Analyst look like?

The role of a Rating Analyst is to arrive at a fair rating for a debt instrument or bank facility based on sound understanding the Industry and businesses, analysing financial and non-financial information, evaluating the promoter and management team in line with laid down rating criteria. A Rating Analyst will be required to interact with Clients (Promoter or CXO levels), Bankers and Other lenders, Auditors (if required). A Rating Analyst will present and defend the rating recommendation at the Rating Committee comprising accomplished and learned senior ex-bankers.

Your responsibilities will be as follows:

  1. Explain the analytical process and information requirement to the client
  2. Interact with client for information, data and documents needed for rating
  3. Meet/interact with management team/promoters of the client at periodic intervals
  4. Oversee the data entry process whereby data (Financial/Non-financial) is uploaded on Acuite’s rating workflow/databases and ensure highest quality
  5. Prepare the rating note containing rating recommendation in a time bound manner by following:
    1. Highest ethical standards, independence and objectivity
    2. Acuite’s policies
    3. Acuite’s rating criteria
  6. Present the rating note to the Rating Committee
  7. Inform the rating/rating changes to the client
  8. Follow up with client for Letter of Acceptance
  9. Provide clarification to clients on rating, reasons thereof
  10. Process requests for appeal/withdrawal etc. as per Acuite’s policies
  11. Always be updated with prevailing regulatory guidelines, Acuite’s rating criteria and policies
  12. Be updated on economic and industry level factors that may influence rating movement
  13. Conduct surveillance and review as per Acuite’s policies

What is the profile of people you will interact and deal with?

-Promoters or Owners of businesses

-CEOs/ CFOs/ Business Heads

-Bankers

-Auditors (if required)

-Senior management personnel and sales team counterparts at Acuite

What do you need to apply for this role?

-A degree in Chartered Accountancy or an MBA (People who have quit CA can also apply)

-Excellent written and spoken business communication skills

-Result oriented to deliver assigned target of case execution

-Passion to learn and apply the learning

- You will always uphold Acuite’s policies and values

What’s in it for you?

-Regular training and development will help you gain deep understanding of the Indian banking system and products

-You will understand financial adjustments required to be made to P&L and Balance Sheet items from a credit analyst’s perspective

-You will get an opportunity to interact with CMDs, CFOs, and senior leaders in banks

-You job role will be instrumental in driving the economic growth of the country

-At Acuite you will be part of a highly motivated team and a fast growing, knowledge driven company

Job Location : Hyderabad & Mumbai (Kanjurmarg)

Senior Manager - IT & Infrastructure
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Position: Senior Manager - IT & Infrastructure

Minimum Qualification: BE (Computer/ Electronics Engg. Or equivalent)/ MCA Certification : ITIL, Microsoft, CISCO, PMP, CCNA, Azure, Cloud Architecture

Prior Experience: 8-12 Years

Location: Mumbai - Kanjurmarg (East)

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family health insurance

Job Description: 
 NOTE: This position requires relevant Qualification & experience. Applicants who are not qualified BE (Computer/Electronics Eng. or equivalent / MCA)  will not be considered

Core Areas

Windows, AD, Server Virtualisation - VMWare/Hyper-V, Networking - LAN & WAN, Storage - SAN & NAS, Backup solutions, Firewall, Mailing, Data Security, License Management etc.

Profile

Responsible for the IT Infrastructure management & operations, encompassing specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

· Helping maintenance, support and operations of IT infrastructure, Core network and Data center functions.

· Management and maintenance of DC & DR Servers, Backup, Storage, Cloud, Azure, Core Security, Firewalls, Telecom, systems, Desktop, Help Desk

· Conducting regular DR Drills

· Licenses and asset utilization and tracking, lifecycle management

· WAN & LAN, router, switches, configuration, management, upgrades, maintenance

· Wi-Fi, Wireless Controllers & security

· Network Audit & reporting

· Internet Bandwidth provisioning and reporting

· Technology evaluation POCs, Negotiations and Sourcing

· Scheduled reports, reviews

· Liaising with Internal Compliance team and help in maintaining security and statutory compliances related to IT

· Evaluation of new Technologies and provide cost effective solutions

· IT & Infrastructure Asset Procurement & Management

· Resource Managements

· Defining Policies and Process for the IT & Infrastructure Department

Responsible for the delivery, management and availability of IT infrastructure through internal IT Infrastructure team and other vendors.

Building IT infra capabilities by implementing major technology changes, thereby improving the overall efficiency within a tight time-frame & negligible loss of business.

Design and implement monitoring controls, tracking and reporting and report key IT operations metrics. Accountable for planning, operational procedure & process management.Responsible for vendor management in the areas of IT infrastructure and info security implementation.

Manage internal and external team, ability to work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate clearly with all the concerned stakeholders. Ability to innovate and provide solutions for business problems. Develop, implement, and maintain processes and procedures for effective delivery of services and compliance with regulatory guidance. Establish and implement 'best-practice standards as well as departmental policies and procedures.

Manage the IT Budget and Expenditure Control. Interaction with Senior Management for requirements identification, reporting and service delivery.

Skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, provides guidance/suggestions, resolves complex issues, self-driven and proactive, innovation & new approaches, problem solving and crisis management, judgment & decision making.