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US Associate - Counterparty Risk

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Finance / Accounting

Job title

US Associate - Counterparty Risk

Contract type

Fixed-Term Contract

Term (in months)


Job summary


Purpose: Processing credit requests and annual credit reviews with a primary focus on the following sectors: telecom, media, technology and transportation.


Key responsibilities:

Credit analysis and evaluation of credit worthiness of corporate counterparties based on requests received from the Front Office covering clients in the transportation sector, aviation, rail, intermodal; clients in the TMT sector including, tech/software, cable and telecom operators, digital infrastructure, diversified media etc.
Preparation and presentation of financial statements and performance analysis, evaluation of industry and business risks.
Review of legal protections including term sheets and legal agreements (Credit Agreement, ISDA, CSA), guarantees and financial covenants when applicable.
 Preparation of client ratings for certain clients and evaluation of ratings submitted by Front Office
Submission of files to NY Credit Committee via email or presentation in person.
Submission of files to Home Office credit risk (RPC HO) teams.
Frequent interaction with the various Front Office teams to gather additional information concerning the client, discuss credit risk issues and mitigants, and obtain relationship profitability information and commercial support/strategy.
Active coordination with RPC HO to answer any inquiries for additional information/explanations, follow-up on rating validations, and communicate credit issues and trends as appropriate.
Operational responsibilities such as processing requests to create/change counterparty classifications, ricos structures, ensuring data accuracy etc.
May also be asked to analyze other counterparties depending on workloads.
Assist in any internal or external audit assessments, loan reviews, or special projects as needed.
Key Internal contacts

Local RPC teams (Counterparty Risk, Market Risk, Admin-Monitoring and Projects)
Local Front Office teams (Corporate, GMD, ITB)                         
Home Office RPC (SCS) and Front Office

Salary Range: $80k

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance
  • MBA a plus

Level of minimal experience

0-2 years



  • Credit experience at a bank, an investment bank and/or a credit rating agency as an intern
  •  Experience in analyzing corporates a plus

Required skills


Strong ability to:

-         Analyze and summarize credit information

-         Prioritize workload effectively

-         Work independently and solve problems

-         Cooperate with local and international teams       

-         Be proactive

-         Be flexible to changing environments

-         Ability to multitask

-         Work towards the goals highlighted in CACIB’s strategy     



-         Credit analysis experience

-         Microsoft Office suite

-         Clear written and verbal communication skills