Provides high-level financial management and support to senior leadership via project management in the financial, operational, and academic areas of the assigned School. Projects may be high profile and require accuracy, scrutiny, confidentiality, and tight deadlines. Works with management in support of the overall strategy. Responsible for the administration and analysis of the internal bank, internal loan, faculty loan, and other debt and lending related activities managed through the Treasurer's office. Responsible for real estate functions performed by the Treasurer's office including commercial, strategic and gifts of real estate. Provides analysis to support the Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in developing efficient and cost effective treasury management policies and practices. Position reports to Assistant Treasurer.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Internal loans, recycled loans and internal bank management:
Evaluates the internal bank overall portfolio and portfolio characteristics. Oversees internal loans on an ongoing basis to insure payments in terms with the loan agreements. Proactively seeks funding solutions through the mechanism of the internal bank.
Prepares quarterly internal loan portfolio analysis and reporting. Performs analysis of recycled debt refinancing; maintain and update recycled long-term strategy document.Ã¡ Reviews the Treasurer's Investment Pool (TIP) as a funding source for internal loans.
Documents new internal loan requests and approvals including preparation of materials for the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Reviews internal bank and plant accounting reports produced by Accounting.Ã¡ Brings issues to the attention of the Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer.
Prepares estimates of future internal loan funding needs.
Maintains and updates internal lending policies; recommends changes to policy, to be approved by management.
Reviews drawdown from unspent bond proceeds.
Evaluates and maintains compliance with tax exempt debt regulations.
Reviews negative plant funds and finance with temporary TIP and recycled loans as needed.
Real estate activity and loans for commercial and strategic real estate:
Interfaces with Accounting and other internal and external contacts on real estate transactions.Ã¡ Reviews strategic real estate portfolio listing.
Works with the University's Office of Real Estate to analyze and process financing related to University's commercial and strategic real estate activities.Ã¡ Anticipates short term funding needs and advise cash management personnel accordingly.
Faculty and staff loan management:
Works with schools, office of the general counsel and key faculty and staff members to prepare and fund new faculty and staff loan requests.
Ensures credit policies are followed in originating faculty loans.
Reviews reports prepared by Accounting and bring issues to attention of Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer.Ã¡
Other debt related activities:
Assists in preparation of materials related to external debt issuance.
Reviews and renews bank lines of credit and letters of credit, standby bond purchase agreements and other agreements.
Provides analysis of loan programs for various opportunities including international student loans.
Works with the Treasurer, University Advancement office and the Office of Real Estate to evaluate, analyze, and seek Treasury management approvals to complete the acceptance of gifts of real estate and other property.Ã¡ Coordinates the sale of gifts of real estate and other property.
Tracks, maintains and analyzes portfolio of oil and gas rights.Ã¡ Interfaces with outside managers of gifted property.
Meets with Assistant Treasurer at least weekly to report on and discuss issues, review analyses and reports.Ã¡ Meets with Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer periodically to discuss internal bank, lending and real estate activities.
Provides back up to cash manager and cash desk as needed.
Other duties and special projects as assigned which may include back up to financial analyst on models such as debt repayment model, pro forma ratio model and cash forecast model.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MBA from AACSB accredited program.
Experience in accounting/finance/banking or credit.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Well organized, detail oriented individual.
Highly ethical individual with ability to responsibly handle confidential information.
Excellent interpersonal skills with service orientation; ability to participate as a team member on various projects.
Ability to work cooperatively with other financial and University departments.
Strong spreadsheet, quantitative and analytical skills; ability to produce clear and relevant analysis.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure, deal with last minute requests and meet deadlines.
Ability to identify and implement process improvements.
Highly proficient with Excel.
Able to work independently with low level of supervision.
Self-starter. Sense of urgency.
Bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience or a MBA or MS in finance and one year of experience. Graduate candidates otherwise meeting required qualifications that will receive their graduate degrees within one year will be considered.
Demonstrated ability to create complex finance models.
Advanced knowledge of Excel, forecasting software, Bloomberg, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of accounting concepts and practices, factors relevant to credit quality, interest rate calculations and conventions, short-term investment strategies, interest rate derivatives, and other hedging instruments.
$62,000.00 - $106,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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