EX-23.1 9 mco-20191231xexx231.htm EX-23.1 Document


Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors of Moody’s Corporation:

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements (No. 333-216211, No. 333-170727, No. 333-170753, No. 333-145127, No. 333-126564, No. 333-103496, No. 333-47848, No. 333-81121, No. 333-68555, No. 333-64653, No. 333-60737, No. 333-57915, No. 333-57267, No. 333-192333, No. 333-192334, No. 333-228577, No. 333-223724) on Forms S-3, S-4 and S-8 of Moody’s Corporation (the Company) of our report dated February 21, 2020, with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of Moody’s Corporation as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, shareholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2019, and the related notes (collectively, the consolidated financial statements), and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019, which report appears in the December 31, 2019 annual report on Form 10-K of Moody’s Corporation.
Our report on the consolidated financial statements refers to changes in the methods of accounting for leases in 2019 due to the adoption of Accounting Standard Codification (ASC) Topic 842, Leases and revenue recognition in 2018 due to the adoption of Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2014-09 and all related amendments, which established ASC Topic 606, Revenue - Revenue from Contracts with Customers.


New York, New York
February 21, 2020