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The Treasury Office is responsible for the accounting and administration of the University of Washington’s Consolidated Endowment Fund, Invested Funds (operating funds), life income and non-consolidated endowed gifts. Investment management responsibilities for these funds fall under the University of Washington Investment Management Company (UWINCO). The Treasury Office is responsible for issuing debt financings to fund certain capital projects and to acquire real and personal property. In addition, the Treasury Office facilitates the processing of security gifts.
The Treasury Operations team is responsible for centralized accounting and administration for endowments, deferred and security gifts, and University investment activity. Customers range from department fiscal personnel and administrators to donors – large and small, central administration, Deans, the Presidents and Provost Offices, Board of Regents. Must be able to anticipate and address emerging needs by developing relationships with campus, providing education to customers and always thinking of ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
The Treasury Operations team has an opportunity for an Operations Specialist. This position is responsible for providing core operational support to the Treasury team, reporting to the Associate Treasurer for Treasury Operations. They will provide timely, responsive and professional service to Treasury, campus partners and outside entities. This position requires strong analytical abilities and attention to detail, 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 the ability to clearly organize and present data.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage operational aspects of debt proceeds and debt service
Open/close custodial bank accounts
Reconcile bank statements
Initiate Sate Building Fee requests
Lead operational aspects of managing university variable rate debt, including making payments, tracking rate changes, validating calculations, and working with the remarketing agent
Manage operational aspects of continuing disclosure reporting on University debt
Bondholder Report assistance
Moody's and S&P liquidity reporting
Preparation of the quarterly self-liquidity report in support of the commercial paper program
Partner with treasury pillars to assist with internal financing agreements associated with internal loans
Provide operational support, consisting of setting up new gifts, payment instructions, reporting to donors and internal stakeholders and sending tax forms to the donors and the IRS, for: The life income program CoMotion equity portfolio Externally managed trusts Take an active role in the implementation of the Workday ERP system
Oversee and centralize operational tasks across the treasury office
Act as single point of contact for all operational aspects of the treasury office’s work
Build bridges across the functional pillars in the treasury office
Identify additional operational tasks that will support the treasury office’s strategic plan to centralize operational aspects of our work
Advise leadership on treasury office operational issues, improving processes and documenting procedures
Team Leadership (continuously overlaid in all duties)
Provide expertise and manage treasury operations; act as operational lead for the treasury team.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the of the treasury office Work with a diverse group of individuals Manage work in a matrixed environment
Other duties as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and 4-5 years of experience in business, treasury, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree.
Experience with debt management, investments, and endowments
Strong problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
Demonstrated proficiency with spreadsheets, word processing and databases in a Windows environment
Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate effectively complex policies and procedures
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment effectively in decision-making process
Outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills
Proven leadership skills
Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, and productivity
Demonstrated experience in working on diverse groups and teams; respects, values, and contributes to UW Finance and UW’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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