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Treasury Analyst - Operations - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-060904 Date posted 09/10/2019

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. In Finance, you may not feel you're at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients' lives is critical. Our mission is ambitious and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first.

AstraZeneca’s Finance function is on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial operations and insight.  As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, best in class finance support and leadership becomes ever more important.

AstraZeneca has an opportunity for a Treasury Analyst to join the Treasury Operations team as part of the wider Group Treasury function to be based in our central Cambridge offices.  The role requires a good understanding of Treasury operational procedures and a proactive approach to ensure that the Treasury function continues to effectively support the wider business.

The Group Treasury team is currently made up of 12 individuals supporting the AstraZeneca Group on all Treasury matters. The role and current size of the Group Treasury team provides an excellent opportunity to directly contribute to the Treasury function of a global FTSE 10 company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of Treasury Analyst

As a Treasury Analyst, you will be responsible for executing the day to day operational activities required to ensure all ‘Business as Usual’ processes are carried out within strict timelines, without error, and to the highest possible levels of Straight Through Processing. The Treasury Analyst will work alongside, and learn from the more senior and experienced members, and this will help to develop their depth of understanding of the treasury function and will ultimately aid career progression prospects within the organisation. Over time we expect to increase your responsibilities to work alongside, and collaboratively support, other members of the wider Treasury team and Business Units.

Key Responsibilities of the Treasury Operations team

  • Monitor and execute daily trade confirmations and payments
  • Manage the structure and maximise efficiency of the global cash pooling arrangements
  • Manage the opening and closing of global bank accounts through our inhouse electronic system
  • Maintain Master Data in the Treasury Management System
  • Daily monitoring of key treasury activities to ensure compliance with policy/limits. 
  • Manage daily collateral with counterparty banks
  • Manage the Netting Centre, ensuring efficient inter-company reconciliation and settlement
  • Monthly reporting and analysis, particularly FX transactional results
  • System Administration for the Treasury Management System
  • Ensuring SOX compliance and report performance against a dashboard of key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Challenge existing processes to drive continuous improvement/automation
  • Provide business support to the Assistant Treasurer Operations on adhoc projects and initiatives
  • Maintain all inter-company facilities associated with running an in-house, centralised Treasury operation

Essential Requirements

  • Qualified to degree level with professional qualification desirable e.g ACT, CIMA.
  • Experience working in an International Treasury or shared service function.
  • Proven understanding of Treasury operational procedures and Treasury Systems
  • Understanding of treasury management systems and a vision of best in practice for treasury activities.
  • Demonstrable ability to challenge status quo and improve processes.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster working relationships within AstraZeneca and with our external financial counterparties.
  • Sets high personal standards and takes responsibility for delivering top-class service to the business.
  • Focus on delivery and able to work accurately under pressure and meet tight deadlines

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us and apply today!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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