Posting Date:  09/30/2021
Job Title:  Treasury Analyst
Salary:  $75,515.00 – $96,479.00 Annually
Entity:  City of Gresham
Closing Date:  10/30/2021

Description:

The City of Gresham’s Finance and Accounting Services Division is seeking a highly motivated critical thinker with skills and experience in the areas of fixed income investments, debt management and data analysis, and a strong educational or vocational background in public finance or governmental accounting. The selected candidate will serve as part of the City’s Treasury team, managing the City’s $250+ Million investment portfolio and a debt portfolio containing a mix of publicly issued and private placement debt instruments. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, and the ability to balance the competing investment policy objectives of safety and soundness of public funds, liquidity requirements and earnings, working to preserve the public trust in the City’s investment of taxpayer funds. In addition to serving as part of the Treasury team, the Treasury Analyst will work closely with the rest of the city’s Accounting Services team and the Budget and Financial Planning Division to ensure that the City’s funds are properly accounted for and available when needed to pay for projects and operations.

Primary Duties

The Treasury Analyst will manage the City’s investment and debt portfolios, recommending and implementing strategies to ensure that the City’s cash resources are optimized and that the City remains in compliance with all statutory and contractual requirements associated with investments and debt.

What you will get to do:
Evaluate potential investment opportunities against the objectives of the City’s investment policy, working with the City’s contracted investment advisor to carry out investment decisions.
Make recommendations to implement appropriate strategies with regard to investment portfolio duration and potential portfolio rebalancing.
Analyze the appropriateness and financial impacts of debt issuance to fund capital programs, and coordinate any debt issuance or refinancing transactions.
Manage legally mandated reporting requirements related to continuing disclosure and arbitrage rebate calculations.
Research and interpret new and existing regulations from relevant Federal, State and local sources (i.e. Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, SEC, IRS, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, etc), and implement them into City policies and procedures.
Perform evaluations of accounting controls within City departments, identifying weaknesses and making recommendations for improvements to management.
Perform as ongoing City liaison to investment advisors, financial advisors, underwriters, bond counsel, paying agents, arbitrage consultants, banks and rating agencies.
Qualities we are looking for:
Collaborative: Someone genuinely interested in working towards consensus in dealing with seemingly conflicting needs of various stakeholders.
Nimble: Someone who has the ability to navigate from one assignment to another, even on short notice, while maintaining a positive attitude.
Practical: Someone who is self-motivated with a solid work ethic, and has a natural inclination to identify efficiencies in work processes and when collaborating with other work groups or agencies.
Inventive: Someone who can envision opportunities for improvement and can evaluate process changes within the constraints of existing policies and available resources.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, AND
Three years of professional, technical financial and/or accounting experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working in or for the public sector, working with public investments and/or municipal debt.
Ability to interpret and apply Oregon Revised Statutes relevant to the investment of public funds and municipal debt.
Experience performing data analysis on a recurring or ad hoc basis to support management decisions.
Ability to effectively communicate complex financial information in various settings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
Demonstrates a willingness to find creative solutions to address the City’s needs.

Contact Information

Cathi Forsythe
Human Resources Analyst
503-618-2549
cathi.forsythe@greshamoregon.gov

Links

Apply online: https://greshamoregon.gov/jobs

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