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Treasury Analyst

Eastern Washington University
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Treasury Analyst

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.

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.

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.

Job Duties:
% of Time: 60
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: Yes

% of Time: 15
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: Yes

% of Time: 15
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: Yes

% of Time: 10
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.

Essential Function Indicator:

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.

Salary Information: $58,760 - $82,265

Posting Date: 06/09/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 6/27/2021
Screening to Begin: 06/28/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

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.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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