Assistant Director, Debt/Liquidity Management

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Manages the University's internal lending program to include the maintenance of capital funding models supporting the program, coordinates the management and execution of debt financing plans and capital market processes, and maintains and updates institutional cash flow budgeting and planning models.



  • Manages the day-to-day internal and external debt and swap portfolio activities of the University.
  • Coordinates debt related activities with underwriters, financial advisors, and bond counsels on current and future bond transactions with senior leadership in the Finance Division.
  • Maintains complex financial modeling related to Emory University's internal capital bank, rating agency liquidity metrics, financial projections and institutional cash flow.
  • Performs what-if analyses to determine the impact of changes in financial performance, debt issuance, internal funding alternatives and liquidity on the University.
  • Analyzes, interprets and communicates financial information related to debt, liquidity, and institutional cash flow, cost of capital, financial / operational metrics, interest rate derivatives, capital projects, etc.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports and summary materials for leadership.
  • Monitors the municipal markets in the higher education and healthcare industries to identify trends and opportunities in capital markets, derivatives, and other financial products.
  • Assists in the development and cultivation of external relationships including those with banks, financial advisors, consultants and rating agencies.
  • Collaborates with others to manage and drive the timely completion of enterprise-wide special projects and ad-hoc analyses.
  • Proactively works to identify projects that drive process improvement, leverage technology, reduce costs and drive economic value.
  • Cross trains within all Treasury areas to ensure critical process redundancies. May support acquisition / divestiture activity related to treasury functions including financial modeling, due diligence and treasury integration.
  • Assists the senior leadership of central Finance with other activities as needed.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and five years of related financial experience, preferably in a large, complex organization.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.


  • MBA, CTP and treasury, banking, and/or capital markets experience.
  • Experience working for a large university or other 501(c) 3, with tax-exempt debt and/or internal capital bank.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.
  • Experience with enterprise-wide ERP systems (PeopleSoft preferred) and financial modeling.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a variety of individuals across the organization at all levels.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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