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Associate, Credit Analyst

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Hiring Organization Standard Chartered
Post Name Associate, Credit Analyst
Qualification Graduates / Graduate caliber
Industry  Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary AED 5000 To AED 5500 Per Month
 Location  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 00000

Job Description

The Role Responsibilities


To provide insightful, relevant, succinct, and timely (see below) credit analysis of a portfolio of SCB’s clients (current or prospective).

This includes responsibility for proposing counterparty credit grades via the relevant scorecard and ongoing monitoring for credit-material events. While the portfolio will be industry/geography specific in focus, the role extends to analyzing other clients as may from time to time be required

  • Insightful: Attuned to the needs of two audiences – Client Coverage and Risk – the analysis should provide a forward-looking, focused opinion on the likely development of both business and financial risk elements in their industry / geographic context together with a calibrated articulation of key risks and potential mitigants thereto.
  • Relevant: As well as a holistic counterparty assessment, an analysis should comment on structural elements relevant to SCB’s existing or proposed exposure such as guarantee and security arrangements
  • Succinct: While always providing sufficient granularity to substantiate its conclusions and observations, the analysis should present opinion in as structured and succinct a manner as is practical
  • Timely: While focused on the prescribed annual review cycle, the analysis will also be required where material new exposure is being considered by Client Coverage. In addition, more summary analysis should be produced and disseminated quickly, where relevant

Additionally, for any BCA submission, it will involve the following:

  • A critical review of Environment and Social Risk Assessments, Appropriateness and Suitability Assessments (FM Products);
  • Consistency and coherence review of the Approved Account Plan, Raptor (or equivalent), Client & Group Facility Summary & Structure (including Terms and Conditions)
  • Active partnership with Client Coverage in the completion of Risk Profile, Compliance Details, as well as proposed Covenants and Risk Triggers

Overall accountability for consistency and coherence of the complete BCA package submitted to Risk will rest with Credit Analysis and is a key element of the strategy.


  • To partner with the team’s two key stakeholder communities, Client Coverage, and Risk, supporting the former in developing and executing their client strategies and both in respect of credit analysis-relevant matters.


Timely drafting of credit analysis as directed by the relevant Team Leader.

Such analysis should be Insightful, Relevant, and Succinct (see Strategy) 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, the relative ranking of indebtedness, and Fraud risk;
  • Evaluation of risks associated with particular proposed transactions, where required;
  • Completion of Group Mandate/BCA Part 1, Part 2, financial analysis/spreads, scorecards;
  • Ensure the use of appropriate calculator in alignment with Credit Policy for relevant approvals (e.g. Raptor, Group Aggregation Calculator);
  • Complete the ESRA (Environment and Social Risk Assessment) Checklist;
  • For Cat 2 lines, complete Financial Markets Appropriateness and GWWR Attribute checklist;
  • For Cat 2 lines, Credit Term Sheet updates based on RM/Risk feedback;
  • Supporting business in structuring deals;
  • Documentation support on credit aspects and working with IMO on BCA rework;
  • Testing and Monitoring Covenants & Risk Triggers;
  • EAR & ASTAR reporting/updates to credit;
  • Seek pre-approval endorsements(where applicable);
  • Preparing country-specific regulatory check-lists (where applicable);
  • Credit stress testing
  • CCC Certification

Preparation of other analyses as directed by the relevant Team Leader, such as Industry specific reviews, portfolio reviews, assessments of new prospects, etc.

People and Talent

  • Support CA Team Leaders and others in the team on ad hoc projects, strategic initiatives, and exercises aimed at improving or enhancing the team’s activities
  • Continually strive to share key relevant knowledge and learnings with others across the team
  • Provide credit-specific coaching to newer or less experienced members of the team

Risk Management

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

  • Proactive monitoring of key entity or industry-wide events and/or developments, as well as of covenants and risk triggers where applicable
  • Partnering with Relationship Managers in pursuing their client strategies through proactive idea generation, support in preparing materials for client discussion, and 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


  • Maintaining integrity in analysis at all times is critical. This includes a frequent and iterative discussion with both Client Coverage and Risk around draft analysis, key sector / geographic trends, as well as discussion of covenants, risk triggers, and the like. It involves proactive idea generation and discussion with Client Coverage around potential business opportunities for SCB, assisting both Client Coverage and Risk around transaction structuring and execution, where relevant, and identifying and alerting stakeholders of emerging risk aspects continuously.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.] *
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct, and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

Internal Relationships:

  • GAMs, RAMs, FAMs
  • Risk
  • Product Partners
  • CDD, where relevant
  • Legal, Audit, and Compliance, where relevant
  • Physical Commodity Operations, where relevant

External Relationships:

  • Clients
  • Rating Agencies
  • Market Data Services providers

Our Ideal Candidate

Key requirements:

  • Analytical strength – to spot emerging risks, in particular forward-looking industry trends.
  • Gravitas – to engage with Relationship Managers and Clients alike, and have the ability to challenge constructively.
  • Collaborative – to work in partnership with stakeholders to ‘get things done, fulfilling the Job Purpose

Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum years of relevant experience gained either in banking, treasury, or accounting environment
  • 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
  • Able to hold the credible dialogue at all levels of the organization, as well as with clients
  • Well-organized, able to multi-task and balance competing demands

Educational Qualifications:

  • Graduates / Graduate caliber
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and financial principles gained by experience or qualification
  • MBA or CFA qualifications are advantageous, but not required

Role-Specific Technical Skills And Competencies

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Credit Analysis and Verification
  • Risk Management – Internal Controls (SIF) and C&I Credit Risk
  • Knowledge of Customers
  • Addressing Customer Needs – Products and Processes
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Problem Management Process
  • Account Management

About Standard Chartered

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge, and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good is achieved by how we each live our valued behaviors. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion.

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