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all about treasury analysts

As a treasury analyst you are tasked with monitoring and managing the company cash flow, assets, liabilities and credit. You will coordinate with all internal departments and work closely with the finance department. Specific roles are often defined based on company need and hierarchy. Prime candidates have a strong finance background, good business skills and the ability to balance the internal needs of the organization.

what treasury analyst jobs entail

Treasury analysts work in an office setting during normal office hours. Overtime hours are commonly part of the job to meet deadlines. Some travel may be part of your job to visit corporate branches, attend meetings and industry events. You can expect to report to a treasury manager or VP.

average treasury analyst salaries

Treasury analysts working in Canada can expect an average annual salary of approximately $60,000 per year. The salary scale ranges from $45,000 to $80,000 per year. Having industry experience and cash flow management skills are associated with a higher earning potential. Performance bonuses and profit sharing may be included in your compensation package.

your day to day tasks

Treasury analysts do a lot more than just bookkeeping. They are responsible for the overall internal financial stability of the organization. Some responsibilities of treasury analysts include:

  • exploring opportunities for savings
  • analyszing and maintaining company accounts
  • coordinating internal finances
  • writing and delivering finance reports
  • assessing investment risk
  • short and long term business planning
  • developing company financial policies
  • consulting legal counsel
  • preparing financial materials for senior management
  • updating treasury policies and procedures
  • working with finance executives

where you can work

Treasury professionals most commonly work for large corporations. You can work in many different industries in a corporate finance role. Since treasury is now considered a specialized field that is separate from accounting, it’s important to look for opportunities with larger organizations that have a treasury branch. Most professionals find roles in large Canadian cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa. A large finance, business and corporate presence increases the number of available job opportunities.

what you bring to the table

Taking on a treasury analyst job requires you to have a diverse skill set. You will be required to work with people across the organization on a variety of projects. Some of the skills companies look for in treasury analyst candidates include:

  • cash flow management
  • financial analysis
  • project management skills
  • excellent analytical skills
  • critical thinking skills
  • experience with macro economics
  • risk management and avoidance
  • experience working with financial analysis software

training and certifications

All treasury analyst roles require candidate to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Degrees in economics and business administration are also common. Getting a master’s degree will make you a more viable candidate to move into management roles. While not required, getting accounting and finance certification can give you an edge over other candidates. On the job training and coaching is often provided by the hiring company.

where your career is headed

Many treasury analysts come from corporate accounting roles or come from the banking industry. Treasury analyst positions can lead to more senior roles. With the right amount of experience and success in your current role, you could move into management, VP and director roles in treasury. Each step comes with a large pay increase.

Are you looking to move into a treasury analyst role? Is it time to explore new career opportunities? Contact Randstad Canada today to learn more about the available opportunities in your area.

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