Financial Associate - Municipal Finance

KNN Public Finance, LLC (KNN), is recruiting for a municipal finance Associate level position, with responsibilities described below. This position is for the Oakland office, located at 1300 Clay Street, Suite 1000, Oakland, CA, in close vicinity to the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART station.

The associate will be responsible for providing quantitative and bond transaction support for the firm’s municipal clients across California. Responsibilities include the monitoring of current economic events and information, application of in house technology for market information to update financial models and projections, development of bond structuring alternatives and credit rating materials. In coordination with senior staff, this person will prepare marketing and informational presentations and reports as related to our clients’ needs including annual bond disclosure reports.


Job Functions

  • Quantitative analysis and preparation of financial models, cash flow, and debt service analysis
  • Evaluation of financing alternatives
  • Monitoring of tax-exempt bond markets
  • Rating agency credit presentation development
  • Preparation of research, correspondence and special reports on current issues in municipal finance
  • Support for marketing and new business development, including assisting in responding to Requests for Proposals for Municipal Advisory services.
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of experience in fixed income, public policy, finance, or similar field or Master’s degree.
  • Basic understanding of municipalities and municipal finance, fixed income, accounting, local government operations and issues and structuring of taxable and tax-exempt debt issues
  • Requires strong analytical, quantitative, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to excel in a detailed and deadline oriented work environment
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Interest in finance, economics and/or public policy
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a deadline oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task

KNN operates exclusively as a municipal advisor, providing public agency clients with independent, objective analysis and advice to support them in making responsible decisions about their debt and capital programs. In 2016, KNN was ranked 3rd in California and 5th nationally by par amount of bonds issued, according to Thomson Reuters. A few of the firm’s major clients include the State of California, the California State University System, the San Diego Unified School District, the Counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco and Santa Clara, and the Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Fresno, among many others. We currently have a staff of 17 advisors and 2 administrative staff in our Oakland, Newport Beach and Los Angeles offices. We are registered as a Municipal Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.


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