Director of Treasury Operations

Chicago, IL
Mar 03, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

80635 Office of the EVP and Chief Financial Officer

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis and Chief of Staff for Finance and Administration (AVP).

  • Support the VP/CFO and AVP roles with the university's long-term financial planning working group and Board of Trustees committees.
  • Manage a team of two treasury personnel.
  • Manage the university's daily cash balances and associated liquidity position.
  • Supervise daily line of credit balancing and manage periodic remarketing of the Taxable Commercial Paper program.
  • Support transaction processing and reporting related to the payment of interest and fees, transfers of endowment payout, reimbursements from taxable project funds, accounting entries for selected transactions, and other updates.
  • Provide quarterly forecasting estimates for interest expense
  • Work with the University's independent financial advisor to track market trends and develop debt and liquidity strategies.
  • Manage the creation of bank accounts, closing of bank accounts and authorized signers.
  • Work with investment office to manage the University's working capital cash and insurance reserves.
  • Design and execute regular and ad hoc financial analysis, including forecasting, risk analysis, and evaluation of strategic options.
  • Maintain and improve the cash flow forecasting model by analyzing historical results and budget projections to produce annual forecasts and monthly updates.
  • Maintain and improve a treasury dashboard that includes debt portfolio metrics, interest rates, operating and non-operating lines of credit, and SWAP valuations.
  • Support financial communication efforts of the CFO and Treasurer to the Board of Trustees, internal management working groups, and external partners.
  • Help manage relationships with rating agencies, underwriters, (domestic and foreign) banks and financial advisors.

  • Treasury Services:
    • Maintaining strategic banking relationships and providing expertise in banking services.
    • Managing the university's daily liquidity position.
    • Overseeing security and controls on banking accounts.
    • Depository services including: remote deposit capture, deposit stations, lock boxes, and wire transfers.
    • Disbursement services including: check writing, wire transfers and ACH payments.
    • Establishing and managing university bank accounts.
  • Cash Forecasting
    • Maintaining and improving the cash forecasting model.
    • Ad hoc financial analysis, including forecasting, risk analysis, and evaluation of strategic options.
  • Debt Management:
    • Forecasting and managing debt capacity, debt structure, and liquidity.
    • Preparing and delivering presentations for rating agencies.
    • Capital planning working with the Provost's Office and the Facilities & Operations team.
    • Maintaining compliance with IRS and SEC regulations related to tax-exempt financing.
    • Competitive and negotiated sales of municipal bonds and negotiation/ renewal of credit facilities.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Technical Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or closely finance related field (preferred)
  • MBA or advanced degree in finance, public administration/public policy, or a related field is (preferred)
  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) (preferred)

  • A minimum of five years of treasury operations, or an equivalent of finance related experience (required)
  • Experience in staff supervision (required)
  • Experience with cash management and the planning/sale of municipal bonds (required)
  • Experience in the development of financial policies and procedures and formulating long-term financial plans (preferred)
  • Experience in higher education, non-profit or government organization (preferred)
  • Experience in capital projects planning and budgeting (preferred)

Technical Knowledge or Skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Understanding corporate and public finance tools and techniques
  • Strong financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Ability to link operational to strategic plans
  • Intellectual versatility and creativity
  • Ability to interact closely with executives
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to distill complex information into concise communications
  • Willingness to work under time and visibility pressures

Required Documents:

Resume and Cover Letter

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position

When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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