At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Treasury Analyst.
This position is responsible for the accounting and reporting of the university investments, pension, endowments and debt. Reporting to the Manager, Treasury and Cash Management, this position will also develop cash flow forecasts and help make short-term investment decisions. This position will support the administration of various university treasury functions and will be a key contributor to finance projects and process improvements of the Financial Resources Department.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Brantford Campuses, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
Prepares the annual pension plan financial statements and pension HST return.
Tracks capital asset debt allocations and updates debt schedules as principal payments are made.
Updates the ledger for changes in the market value of endowments and other investments, allocating earnings to appropriate accounts. Monitors investment fees and calculates inflation.
Assists with year-end audit, including the preparation of lead sheets, reconciliations of various accounts and financial statements. Interacts with external auditors to answer their specific questions.
Prepares journal entries for the internal loan program, charging for principle and interest and updating amortizing loan balances.
2. Forecasting & Reporting
Forecasts university cash levels, considering historical operating trends and the timing of capital project transactions. Determines excess cash available for short-term investments.
Calculates investment returns and amounts due to/from investment and cash accounts. Makes recommendations on account transfers.
Estimates the pension plan cash balance based on member contributions and benefit payments. Advises on the timing of additional investments.
Forecasts the annual capacity of the internal loan program.
Creates credit card transaction activity reports and assists with PCI compliance reporting.
Prepares the CAUBO Investment Survey and analyzes results. Works with external investment consultant.
Tracks and coordinates investment subscriptions and redemptions including preparing letters of direction to external banks and investment managers.
Coordinates new internal loan requests, completing loan schedules for borrowing departments. Maintains catalog of all internal loan forms.
Prepares relevant material and analysis for the Investment Oversight Committee and Finance & Investment Committee.
Assists with Financial Resources projects, process improvements, and policy development.
Serves as a backup for other Treasury staff.
Prepares special analysis & reporting as required.
Helps implement new treasury solutions.
CPA Designation required
Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role
Knowledge and experience in financial modelling and data analysis
Advanced spreadsheet skills (Excel), and knowledge of other MS office products (Word, Powerpoint, Access) and ERP systems
Knowledge of Millennium, Banner, Cognos, are an asset
Self-motivated, goal-orientated individual who is capable of working in a dynamic and challenging work environment;
Excellent communication (verbal and written), problem solving, time management, and interpersonal skills with a focus on providing exceptional customer service in a team environment.
Grade : WLUSA-08
Salary : $33.33 – 39.23
Salary Notes : This position is eligible for equivalencies: https://lauriercloud.sharepoint.com/sites/human-resources/employee-relations/employee-groups/Pages/wlusa.aspx
This position is under review.
Please Note : This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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