Treasury Analyst

Job description

Position Title:

Treasury Analyst

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Treasury Analyst

Working Title:

Treasury Analyst

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

16 - Principal Assistant

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

A-196015 - Treasury Analyst


Exempt - Administrative

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:

AE - 110

Salary Information:

$58,760 – $82,265

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:



Cheney, Washington



Background Check:

Yes - Access to Funds or other items of value

Responsible HR User:

Vara Lyn Conrath

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a Treasury Analyst. This exempt position serves a key role in fulfilling the university’s responsibility for prudent fiscal management of liquid assets and long term debt to support all campus operations and projects. Reporting to the Controller, the position has primary responsibility for treasury functions including daily cash management and long term cash flow forecasting, investments, debt issuance research and planning, debt service, bond covenant compliance and continuing disclosures, and related financial accounting and reporting.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16.
  • The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands :

  • If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at [email protected]

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or related field.
  • Experience working in a treasury, investment accounting, or related financial environment.
  • High-level computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft Office and other business tools.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate working in a collaborative team environment, working effectively and respectfully with staff and outside professionals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with and organize complex data and prepare reports in professional formats.
  • Experience presenting information and ideas clearly and effectively in writing, verbally, and graphically.
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously to organize work tasks and projects and to establish priorities to meet deadlines and achieve high quality work outcomes.
  • Prior experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as it pertains to debt and investments, including footnote disclosures.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, or our students, staff, faculty and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data visualization and/or data analytics software.
  • Experience working in a university treasury department that manages financial assets.
  • Experience managing treasury information and accurately recording financial transactions.
  • Experience with financing large capital projects.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • High-level computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and organize complex data and prepare reports in professional formats.
  • Ability and willingness to work autonomously to organize work tasks and projects and to establish priorities to meet deadlines and achieve high quality work outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate working in a collaborative team environment, working effectively and respectfully with staff and outside professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

  • The position is officially located on our Cheney Campus with regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Closing Date:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
1.Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2.Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
3.Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
4.Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Application Types Accepted:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Cash Flow Management and Forecasting

Responsible for daily cash flow management and long term forecasting to support the cash and banking needs of the university. Tasks include:

Monitor local government investment pool and bank activity and balances. Initiate the movement of funds for the institution per parameters and prepare related accounting entries.

Initiate cash draws/wires from various funding sources. Process wires for payroll taxes and related vendor payments.

As it relates to the timing of cash flows, responsible for periodically reviewing and reporting on university receivables and debt collection, including default rates for student loans.

Prepare cash reconciliations and treasury investment management reports.

Using sophisticated business intelligence tools, responsible for performing long-term cash flow forecasting and analysis to support the cash and investment management needs of the university. Develop and maintain robust forecasting models to project university cash inflows and outflows for working capital needs and to analyze the investment time horizon of surplus cash. To understand the timing of major revenue streams and cash outflows, partner with other units for gathering data inputs across the institution.

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Debt Service Management, Planning and Analysis

Responsible for participating in the university planning process by teaming with the Controller, CFO, Budget Services, Facilities Construction & Planning, and other units during the budget planning cycle to analyze the impact of university operating initiatives and investments in capital facility improvements. Tasks include:

- Using sophisticated long range planning and forecasting software application tools, serve as an integrated resource for fiscal and capital project investment decisions.
- Bridge the budget planning process to financial statement outcomes by providing decision support analysis for management of the university’s financial resources.
- Prepare debt ratios, return on investment analyses, and pro forma projections with various cash flow assumptions and multi-tiered leveraging scenarios.
- Analyze debt terms, forecast and monitor debt levels and their financial impact, and support the preparation of preliminary and official statements for debt issuance.
- Responsible for initiating timely debt service and COP lease payments via wire transfer and preparing entries and related debt compliance reporting.
- Prepare amortization schedules to provide debt service forecasts for capital planning efforts and cash flow forecasting.
- Monitor debt-financed capital expenditures and assist in the preparation and filing of continuing post issuance disclosures (to ensure compliance with bond covenants) for distribution to bond holders (investors) and external rating agencies.
- Monitor investment returns on unspent debt proceeds for compliance with tax arbitrage.

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Investment Management, Accounting and Reporting

Responsible for managing operating and endowment investments within established asset allocation bands and for ensuring all monies are invested in accordance with state and university policies. Tasks include:

- Recommend and invest excess operating funds under direction of Controller and CFO.
- Initiate cash draws from and contributions for CGAs and Graduate Fellowships/Professorships per schedule and prepare entries.
- Evaluate different types of investments for future investing needs.
- Responsible for preparing investment accounting entries to record operating, endowment, and CGA interest earnings.
- Monitor, reconcile and report on investment management performance.
- Responsible for preparing cash and investment disclosures and other reports for review by external auditors and distribution to the Board of Trustees and the general public.

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Contractual Banking/Investment Services and Other Duties

Evaluate new banking products and services. Perform financial analysis in support of the university’s treasury related management decisions. Perform other duties and assist the Controller with special projects as assigned. Tasks may include:

- Assist with RFP preparation for investment management and/or banking services contracts.
- Develop relationships with internal clients and third-party vendors, including but not limited to banks, bond counsel, and investment management service providers.
- Provide banking software application training for other units within Business & Finance.
- Assist with the development and implementation of treasury policies and procedures.
- Prepare spreadsheets and presentations.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time