Senior Treasury Analyst

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Feb 16, 2021
Closes
Feb 28, 2021
Ref
210110
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is seeking a creative problem-solver eager to tackle exciting challenges supporting economic development in the region.

The individual in this position will create cash forecasts, delineate and track the Authority's sources and uses of cash, and be a subject matter expert on cash activity. The role provides exposure to many aspects of treasury and finance, including liquidity management, short-term investments, assets custody and settlement, payments and invoicing, capital financing, and budgeting. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in Excel modeling and will enjoy working with different data sets with knowledge (or desire to learn) data visualization tools (preferably Power BI).

Familiarity with Peoplesoft ERP is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting.

Experience

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a professional treasury or finance organization.

Preferred

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and/or MBA preferred.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

This position is responsible for supporting the treasury operations functions which include cash management, cash forecasting, and revenue controls. The incumbent coordinates with colleagues to determine the Authority's cash position for daily cash flows, reviews and provides cash flow guidance for excess and deficit cash positions, initiates purchases and sales of investment securities, reviews and analyzes internal reports established to monitor passenger revenues collected and processed, monitors and settles commodity hedges, monitors and initiates payments to support monthly and quarterly availability fees and debt service payments for short-term and long-term debt and maintains financial records. The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing the capital markets and keeping informed of treasury technology. The Senior Treasury Analyst is self-motivated and prepares clear and meaningful analyses on the Authority's sources and uses of funds. Performs special assignments of an independent nature and has latitude for independent action within established guidelines. This is a hands-on position that requires the incumbent to be able to multi-task in a fast-paced, complex environment and communicate effectively. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to remain focused and organized is essential.

Invests available Authority cash in overnight or other money market investments, computes interest income, verifies transactions, and over sees investment account activities such as daily balance reconciliation, income, maturity, call schedule, etc. Generates monthly investment reports. Maintains accurate financial records with PeopleSoft and other financial tools.

Prepares the Authority's cash flow forecast. Maintains and improves the cash flow forecast model.

Supports the post issuance compliance of the long-term and short-term debt portfolio of the Authority by monitoring the covenants and procedures. Ensures initiation of timely transactions to fund the Authority's debt service accounts, interest expense and availability fees.

Provides project leadership and support in selecting and implementing new technologies, including the selection of new banking partners, investment dealers and systems.

Prepares high level compilations and analyses of various organizational data related to the management of cash in order to support Authority initiatives and/or make recommendations to management related to best practices.

Performs research on commodity markets, tracks the oil and electricity price movements, and maintains and improves financial models to analyze the pros and cons of the Authority's commodity hedging program. Provides updated reports on diesel, CNG, and electricity prices, and recommends viable hedging strategies.

Communicates with numerous internal and external individuals to accomplish Analyst responsibilities.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.