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About the Company
Our client is a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management and infrastructure implementation. The company’s corporate head office is based in the Greater Toronto Area.
With significant growth plans and a slate of impressive institutional investors, our client is rapidly expanding its footprint across North America.
Scope of Position
The Vice President, Treasury provides executive oversight and leadership in the areas of financial management, planning, reporting, capital financing, risk management, and treasury management and is responsible for the overall asset and financial and project management for major growth, capital, and redevelopment projects.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President Finance, the incumbent will oversee all treasury activities, including cash management and forecasting, short-term investing, financial risk management and ensuring adequate liquidity for the Company and its operating subsidiaries. With a focus on department wide process and procedure improvements, the Vice President, Treasury will lead and support key initiatives and improvement in reporting and communications to internal and external stakeholders (senior management, Board, investors).
- Develop treasury strategy and overall development of the department commensurate with corporate growth and evolving complexity. Execute on strategic treasury initiatives as needed including funding strategies, capital optimization initiatives, capital raising initiatives, balance sheet transactions, rating agency presentations, M&A activities.
- Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of policies, procedures and practices for liquidity and funding management, cash and investment portfolio management, asset-liability management, interest rate management, financial modeling and analysis, capital management and transfer pricing.
- Monitor counterparty risk, analysis of cash forecasts, market/economic pattern and trend analysis; maintenance of banking and financial assurance relationships; assessment of banking rules and restrictions; ensuring compliance with financial risk management policy.
- Continually review and assess financial risk exposures and recommend/ develop risk management strategies including the development of financial risk management policies and guidelines; monitoring and reporting of financial risk exposures; managing appropriate risk mitigation.
- Participate in fundraising efforts in capital markets through either bank debt or equity finance, maintaining relationships with lenders and investors, credit analysts and credit rating agencies.
The following competencies listed below define the role of Vice President Treasury.
Demonstrates critical technical or professional knowledge/skills related to the role. Has thorough knowledge of relevant products, services and methods. Expands technical knowledge/skills and keeps up-to-date in own area of expertise.
Planning & Objective
Setting Systematic in approach to work. Produces action plans in which objectives are defined and steps for achieving them are clearly specified. Plans by breaking down large task into subtasks. Develops plans that anticipate obstacles. Is realistic about time-scales and builds in appropriate checkpoints, milestones and controls in order to ensure that desired results are realized.
Applies appropriate commercial and financial principles. Understands situations in terms of costs, profits, added-value and return on investment. Appreciates the commercial impact of own work on the organization’s total expenses and revenues.
Establishes and communicates clear priorities and sense of direction. Clarifies roles and responsibilities. Adapts management style to achieve optimum results.
Developing & Coaching
Others Accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees. Challenges others to improve their abilities and actively supports their development. Continually provides timely and constructive feedback, coaching and challenging learning opportunities. Adjusts coaching style based on each employee’s ability and motivation level.
Quickly adapts to new situations and approaches. Open to change and readily adopts newmethods in the face of shifting priorities and ambiguity. Can alter own perspective and behaviour in order to adjust to changing demands and plans.
Helps to create a sense of team spirit and harmonious relations through cooperation and support. Balances personal goals with those of the team. Fosters collaboration among team members.
Preferred Experience / Education
The following indicates specific industry, academic and functional experience/qualifications that are important to the successful achievement of the identified responsibilities and performance deliverables.
- Minimum 10 years of experience in the treasury department of a fast-paced, large multi-entity corporation.
- Post-secondary degree or relevant combination of education and experience, ideally a CPA designation.
- An analytical, detail oriented, team player that adapts well to change, brings a proactive ‘own it, solve it’ mindset with an ability to navigate complex financial scenarios.
- A thorough understanding of complex credit facilities and financial instruments such as derivatives and hedges.
- Superior communication skills with an ability to translate the technical language of Treasury in order to educate both Management and Board regarding risks and risk mitigation
- Ability to use technical skills and sound judgment to make regular financial, personnel and policy judgments.
Remuneration & Benefits
- Competitive base salary, variable and stock plan