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Treasurer | Bridgewater Bank

The Opportunity
Reports to:Vice President, Finance
Direct Reports:This is an individual contributor role
Location:Calgary, AB

 

The Organization

When we say, we treat one another like friends and family, we really mean it! That’s why cultural fit is so important to us. We genuinely care about one another and treat one another with familiarity but also respect. We are all obsessed with protecting the things our members care about most so even when we disagree (and we do!), we know we’re on the same side. Knowing that, allows us to push boundaries and take risks – even when the decisions we have to make are hard or may feel unfair. We push one another to do better while at the same time recognizing that the best of our work is always a result of working together. We take care of one another and the assets we have that allow us to deliver for our members every day. We believe in Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Open and Honest Communication and Collaboration.  We celebrate together, commiserate together and laugh together. We laugh a lot. It’s what family does.

Mandate

The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the areas related to cash management and Asset Liability Management (ALM); providing in-depth analysis on balance sheet and earnings risk. The position manages liquidity and interest rate risk, maintains investment records, and researches economic trends and investment opportunities. The position ensures policies and procedures meet the Bank’s objectives, needs and regulatory requirements related to treasury functions. The position is responsible for managing internal and external relationships (and processes) relating to financing assets, selling assets and managing certain financial risks in the Bank.

This position significantly impacts the strategies and plans of the Bank. This role impacts the volume of liabilities and associated assets, the pricing of assets and liabilities, and the profitability of the Bank.  Additionally, this role conducts specialized transactions that can significantly impact earnings for single course transactions.  The role is responsible for planning, executing and reporting the treasury plans and strategies to all levels of the Bank and to external partners.

Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

Leads the treasury function in the Bank including:

  • Cash forecasting and monitoring with a focus on financing needs and identifying funds for investment
  • Management of the securitization process
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of the derivative processes to manage Interest Rate Risk
  • Development and management of investment activities under the Bank’s Investment Policies
  • Development and compliance to internal controls for the treasury function

Leads the development, cultivation, and maintenance of investor relationships

  • Evaluates deal structures, legal agreements, and transactions structures to identify risks and required mitigates
  • Assesses treasury / market transactions for profitability and provides recommendations to Senior Management about proceeding with transactions
  • Acts as a prime contact for external treasury / capital markets relationships
  • Maintains and manages funding sources (i.e., credit facilities, securitization conduits, broker deposits etc.)

Monitor and advises on economic and market developments that impact the Bank:

  • Participates in industry forums and conferences to keep apprised of industry trends, competitive insights, products and services
  • Presents information and insights to the Asset and Liability Committee
  • Participates in pricing term and demand deposits

Business Relationships/Communication:

  • Supports Bridgewater Bank’s culture though demonstrating the “I Will …” behaviors when interacting with:
  • Executive leadership to develop and implement plans supporting business decisions
  • Senior Management to develop and implement plans supporting business decisions
  • Team members to provide leadership, coaching and mentoring
  • Investors and loan partners
  • Regulators

The Corporate Compliance Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to the AMA Code of Conduct
  • Completing core courses, for example: AML / ATF and Privacy
  • Complying with the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti- Terrorist Financing Compliance regime
  • Ensuring the security of customer information and data
  • Meeting privacy and clean desk requirements as established through policy
  • Adhering to both departmental and enterprise Procedures and Guidelines (P&G’s)
First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Develop strong trusting relationships within Bridgewater Bank
  • Establish themselves and become ingrained in the organization and seen as a source of information where others seek advice and input
  • Impart their knowledge to the organization helping others understand what are the right transactions and business decisions
  • Establish a network of national contacts and third-party relationships
Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education:

  • The position requires a CFA or similar post graduate designation or specialization OR Accounting Designation or MBA

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of related experience with a strong knowledge of financial markets, financial instruments (derivatives) and hedging

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Inquisitive self-learner and eager to learn the financial industry
  • The ability to interact with a broad cross section of professionals and senior leaders within the Bank
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to prioritize in a deadline driven environment to manage workflow
  • Exceptional customer service skills combined with superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior problem solving and strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be self-motivated, decisive and able to take initiative
  • Communication: Ability to build and maintain strong relationships internally and externally
  • Financial Analysis: The ability to understand the requirements of the Bank and translate into actionable strategies to facilitate completion
  • Team building: The ability to influence and direct the actions of non-direct staff and lead by example
  • Professionalism: ability to represent the Bank externally and within the Senior Management layer of the Bank

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Our client is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and enriches our work and is essential to operational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and our client throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: grace_robert@ajg.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A025731 (AHUG-866888) Treasurer | Bridgewater Bank - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.