Assistant Treasurer - Institutional Financial Forecast

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Assistant Treasurer - Institutional Financial Forecast

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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Treasury Office has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Treasurer. This position will lead the annual financial forecasting update, including preparing financial peer analysis and determining five-year debt capacity. This position will also have regular analytical assignments from the Vice President of Finance and Associate Vice President of Treasury to support financial decision-making.

This position interacts with all levels of the campus community, and requires strong analytical abilities, strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to work with complex financial information. The ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively is essential. The position requires independent judgement and the ability to clearly organize and present data. Comprehensive knowledge of University financial forecasting, University operations and accounting, project management, financial statements, and the inter-relationship of University finances is preferred. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining critical financial models for the Treasury Office on behalf of the University.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead and maintain the institutional financial forecast
Gather data from campus units (Office of Planning and Budgeting, Medicine, Office of Research, etc.) and seek ways to streamline data collection
Manage relationship with provider (PFM)
Consider integration of forecast with Workday planning, lead efforts to integrate the forecast into new ERP system
Develop an annual assessment of actual institutional performance vs. projections
Prepare ad-hoc reports and present to management
Develop best practices/procedures for development of institutional financial forecast
Actively seek ways to best utilize the forecasting tool
Prepare financial forecast annual report including data visualizations

Maintain projected financial performance metrics for senior leadership decision-making and Board of Regents reporting
Balance sheet and income statement metrics
Financial dashboards
Credit rating agency metrics for future years
Coordinate and assist as necessary on financial ratios derived from actual results

Work with VP Finance, Treasurer and other senior finance leaders to develop financial models, forecasts and analysis.
Institutional financial performance
Institutional financial analysis
Business unit performance analysis
Real estate analysis

Develop peer relationships across the higher education sector to support best practices in financial forecasting and analysis Provide periodic support to other Treasury teams.
Assistance with debt issuance process
Internal lending program analysis and support
Assistance with cash forecasting effort
Assistance with integrating a Treasury workstation into Workday (as appropriate)
Support for upcoming Finance Transformation effort / either direct project support or assisting with analytical backfill for other Treasury staff
Other duties as assigned

BA in Business Administration, Economics or related field. Relevant work experience can substitute for type of degree.
6-8 years of experience
Ability to create and maintain financial models in Excel
Detail oriented with strong analytical skills including the ability to work with, synthesize, and summarize complex data
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
Experience handling multiple concurrent projects; ability to manage multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with higher education and/or University systems

University of Washigton