Job Posting Details

Treasurer, Prospera Credit Union

Location:Abbotsford , British Columbia
Posting Date:October 5, 2017
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time / Permanent


Prospera Credit Union has an exciting opportunity for a Treasurer to join our Finance team at our Corporate Office in Abbotsford!

In this role, you will lead the management and execution of the Credit Union’s treasury strategy, policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to all liquidity regulations and internal policies and controls. This includes accountability for all functions relative to overall liquidity, borrowing, investments, securitization, hedging, derivatives and foreign exchange in support of attaining the organization’s financial goals.

Don't just bank. Prosper.

Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, Prospera is passionate about helping families and local businesses achieve their financial dreams while also contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of our communities. As a values-based financial institution that is 63,300 members strong, we are proud to serve communities from Vancouver to Kelowna.

Our number one priority is the financial well-being of families and businesses in our local communities and our dedicated team is here to serve all of their banking, lending, investing and insurance needs through sixteen branches, online and mobile banking, and alternative channels including a locally based contact centre and broker centre.

Learn more about the credit union difference here: Some Choices Matter

Make a difference, every day.

Making a difference for our members and communities is a way of life at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities. To learn more about how Prospera people are getting involved, check out our page on Volinspire and read our members’ stories on Don't Just Bank Prosper, or find us on social media:  facebook , youtube , instagram , twitter

What you’ll do:

  • Act as a business partner and leader to both Operational Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis to achieve collaboration on execution of treasury processes, transactions, margin forecasting and reporting.
  • Manage the securitization process: identify securitization requirements as part of ALM, liquidity and performance management, analyze options, select external partners and initiate action as required to capitalize on securitization opportunities. Account for securitized assets in accordance with IFRS including treatment of related fees, premiums or discounts and valuations upon execution and ongoing maintenance.
  • Manage the derivative portfolio: identify hedge transaction requirements and opportunities as part of interest rate risk and performance management, analyze options, select external partners and recommend action. Account for derivatives in accordance with IFRS including treatment of related fees and valuations upon execution and ongoing maintenance.
  • Provide leadership for the Credit Union’s pricing function through recommendation and administration of existing and new products and services, supported by coordination of rate surveys and market scans combined with a high level of experience based judgement. Manage discretionary pricing guidelines for use by branch staff and the Treasury support team and approve discretionary pricing quotes for unique circumstances upon request from branch staff.
  • Act as a key advisor to the ALCO by providing technical advice, guidance, support, recommendations and reporting on treasury activities. Identify potential interest rate and market risk for committee review and action.
  • Responsible for financial margin forecasting and budgeting and scenario planning, working together with Financial Planning and Analysis.
  • Responsible for financial statement note disclosure in accordance with IFRS, year-end reconciliations and audit support, working together with Operational Finance.
  • Collaborate with other areas within Finance on accounting and analysis, sharing of financial information and knowledge, including reviewing existing processes and software, making recommendations for improvements and implementing changes.
  • Ensure compliance in and keep abreast of changes in regulations, rules, policies, procedures and legislation relating to the Credit Union’s treasury operations. Present findings and recommendations to the VP, Finance.

 What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an Accounting or Treasury designation (CPA or similar), combined with ten years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Completion of or progression towards a CFA designation would be an asset;
  • Thorough knowledge of banking procedures and transactions, including an understanding of how they relate to the operation and profitability of the Credit Union;
  • Thorough knowledge, experience and proficiency in IFRS, specific to accounting for Financial Instruments;
  • Extensive knowledge of financial institution treasury operations and asset securitization administration;
  • Extensive knowledge of and exposure to Asset Liability Management;
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical analysis techniques, derivative structures and financial margin budgeting;
  • Ability to plan, schedule and prioritize work assignments;
  • Ability to lead others; to provide coaching and motivate teamwork;
  • Ability to exercise judgement in risk assessment is required when making decisions;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication techniques.

What is in it for you?

It is no secret that our staff love working here, thanks to our high employee engagement score; we are an accredited Great Place to Work®.  In addition to joining a passionate and collaborative team, we also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits and defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Be a part of something that really makes a difference!

Prospera is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace where all team members are valued, respected and heard. We learn from each other’s differences, gaining strength through our people and our perspectives.

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