Opportunities @ Acuité

Rating Analyst
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Position: Rating Analyst

Minimum Qualification: MBA - Finance / CA

Prior Experience: 2 - 5 years experience into Credit Rating, Credit Appraisal or Equity Research

Location: Mumbai, Hyderabad & Kolkata

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

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

  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 Acuité’s rating workflow/databases and ensure highest quality
  5. Prepare the rating note containing rating recommendation in a time bound manner by following:
    • Highest ethical standards, independence and objectivity
    • Acuité’s policies
    • Acuité’s rating criteria
  6. Present the rating note to the Rating Committee
  7. Inform the rating/rating changes to the client orally
  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 Acuité’s policies
  11.  Keep himself/herself always updated with prevailing regulatory guidelines, Acuité’s rating criteria and policies
  12. Keep himself updated on economic and industry level factors that may influence rating movement
  13. Conduct surveillance and review as per Acuité’s policies

Senior analysts shall, in addition, be responsible for training new analysts.

Assistant Manager - Business Development
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Position: Assistant Manager - Business Development

Minimum Qualification: Any Graduate – Post Graduate with a financial academic background

Prior Experience: 0 - 3 years

Location: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Gujarat

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Sales Incentives

Job Description: 

 Acuité is India's prominent credit rating and research company,  looking for candidates interested in making a career in Business Development / Corporate Sales.

The role involves industry research, new client acquisition, and interactions with bankers, CXOs, and various decision makers to showcase Acuité's expertise and service offerings.

It will present you opportunities to interact with heads of the organizations and opinion makers, enhancing the richness of your career.

Fresher Graduates with outstanding communication skills, a knack for sales and ambitious career aspirations may apply


 

 

Corporate Finance (Exclusively only for Chartered Accountants)
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Position: Corporate Finance (Exclusively only for Chartered Accountants)

Minimum Qualification: Chartered Accountant

Prior Experience: 3 - 5 years

Location: Mumbai

Salary Band: As per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

 

·    Responsible for timely Preparation & Finalization of monthly, quarterly & annual accounts of the company.

·     Responsible for internal and statutory, Operational Audit, CAG audit of the company and ensure that compliance is of very high standard

·     Supervising Vendor payment processing, accurate accounting, ledger scrutiny & internal cash flow management

·     Looking after the matters relating to Tax payments & assessment

·     Cost Control & Expense Management

·     Budget preparation, adherence & reporting

·     Assist the CEO to devise & drive strategy

·     Prepare a program budget and keep operations within budget

·     Collaborate with Senior Leaders in identifying and solving strategic issues including development of strategic initiative analysis and recommendations for sustainable growth

 

Knowledge/Skills/Attitude

  • Highly proficient in Tally, MS Excel
  • Excellent Command over English (verbal & written communication)
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work with cross functional team
  • In depth & updated knowledge of Finance and Taxation domains
  • Exposure in handling and preparing critical data for the Sr. Leadership and the Board
  • The incumbent shall co-ordinate with all stakeholders and should maintain very high ethical standards.

AVP/ Sr. Manager-Business Development (Large Corporate)
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Position: AVP/ Sr. Manager-Business Development (Large Corporate)

Minimum Qualification: MBA / CA / CFA

Prior Experience: • 3-5 years of experience in Credit Rating/Credit risk analysis/Banks /Brokerage house/Merchant Bankers

Location: Delhi, Chennai,Hyderabad, Mumbai

Salary Band: as per industry standards + Sales Incentives

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

Acuité is building a separate Capital Markets division. This division will drive future growth of the company and play a very important role by leading innovation in the credit rating space. The Capital Markets division will handle rating and research assignments for large corporates listed on NSE/BSE platforms, corporates issuing debt capital market instruments like bonds, debentures and commercial papers.

Job Description

  • Responsible for revenue achievement, lead generation, pre-sales, negotiations, closure and relationship maintenance
  • Oversee key relationships with lead arrangers, influencers and bankers for large domestic mandates and for regular deal flow
  • Manage/Coach the team for revenue generation, client management and lead generation
  • Develop and monitor client retention strategies for the region
  • Strengthen Acuite’s brand as an analytical organization through various franchise initiatives and industry networking
  • Preparation of business proposals and client presentations
  • Track developments in the key industry/sectors and credit markets


Requirement

  • Existing relationships with players in the debt capital market and hands-on experience of handling such DCM transactions, Debt exposures
  • Understanding of financial statement analysis, which includes analysis of P&L, balance sheet, and key ratios.
  • Knowledge of analyzing and rating companies
  • Business and proposal writing skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Client Relationship management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MBA / CA / CFA
  • 3-5 years of experience in Credit Rating/Credit risk analysis/Banks /Brokerage house/Merchant Bankers

Rating Committee Executive
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Position: Rating Committee Executive

Minimum Qualification: Any Graduate/Post Graduate

Prior Experience: 0 - 3 years

Location: Mumbai (BKC)

Salary Band: as per industry standards

Other Benefits: Family Health Insurance

Job Description: 

  1. Convene Rating Committee as per availability of members
  2. Record minutes as per approved format
  3. Track and Manage RCM timings
  4. Create a record of final submissions
  5. Complete steps in the internal workflow and ensure coordination with internal teams for necessary step closures
  6. Ensure timely payments to members, as applicable
  7. Provide data as and when required
  8. Any other aspect as per requirements from time to time

Desired Skills:

  1. Process Oriented 
  2. Good Time Management and Listening skills
  3. MS-Office (Word and Excel)
  4. Graduates (ideally those who do not have plans to pursue higher studies)
  5. Ability to handle and follow instructions
  6. Ability to work with people across hierarchy and seniority

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Our exciting journey started in 2005 with rating of bank borrowers most of whom were small and medium enterprises. At that time, credit rating was a concept known only to large issuers of capital market instruments. Since then, like a caterpillar transforms itself into a beautiful butterfly, we transformed to rate bonds, bank facilities of large corporates and issuers across industries. Along came many achievements - SEBI Registration in 2011, RBI accreditation in 2012, 50,000 ratings in 2018, 5,000 Bond and Bank Loan Ratings in 2017, launch of India's first Android and iPhone app to disseminate rating, tamper-proof QR-code-enabled rating rationales, and SMERA Terminal to name a few.

Now is the time to re-emphasize our increasing footprint across all segments of ratings through the launch of our new name - 'Acuité'.

The name has changed. The spirit of upholding highest standards of analytical rigour, continuous improvement, excellence in our processes and quest for innovation remains the same. We would like to re-emphasize that we will continue to work hard to provide independent, unbiased and timely opinion of highest standard.

Acuité means 'sharpness and clarity of thought and vision'. Let our research and ratings help you take decisions with confidence.


Sankar Chakraborti
CEO