Front Office Analyst

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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 - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Front Office Analyst

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Company Overview: The Houston Energy Group is a satellite office of Credit Agricole Americas, which is a unit of Credit Agricole CIB.  Credit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking subsidiary of Credit Agricole, one of the largest banks in the world.            


The Houston-Energy Group conducts commercial and investment banking for all sectors of the Energy Industry (primarily power and gas utilities, oilfield service companies, refiners, petrochemical companies, and oil & gas independents and majors and energy transition) for Credit Agricole Americas.    The Houston-Energy Group is one of the largest corporate lending groups for Credit Agricole Americas.


Primary Function: Work with transaction and relationship managers to evaluate various structured and corporate energy transactions and general portfolio management.


Responsibilities: Evaluate transactions with Energy clients from their origination through closure which includes:


Assessing creditworthiness of clients by using financial analysis, strategic business analysis, and cash flow projections.   

Performing due diligence, including: researching, identifying and evaluating company and industry risks and trends; analyzing risks of various financial structures; assessing risk/return profile of transactions and relationships.   

Preparing credit proposals, liaising with key credit people in NY and Paris, and presenting to credit committee for approval.

Reviewing and negotiating legal documents.

Liaising with the client, other financial institutions, and internal credit and commercial groups.

Managing credit portfolio, including periodic credit reviews and middle office monitoring requirements.

Monitoring the clients’ financial situation and the industry dynamics, assist relationship managers in generating cross-selling ideas.

Developing client relationships within the scope of credit evaluation (including participating in client visits and bank meetings).   

Keeping current on industry knowledge, banking products, and financial structures.




Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong financial modeling skills
Strong Microsoft Excel
Intermediate accounting
Experience in energy or financial industries is a plus



Compensation based on industry standards
Flexible team environment (approximately 10 employees in the Houston office)
Great Exposure to all sectors of the Energy industry and a variety of financial services
Domestic and international career opportunities

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


Required skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong financial modeling skills
• Strong Microsoft Excel
• Intermediate accounting
• Experience in energy or financial industries is a plus