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Director, Treasury

Who We Are     
The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer
A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include: 
A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work
Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely
Generous PTO and Parental leave 
Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

    
What You'll Do

Reporting to the Treasurer, the Director, Treasury is responsible for the operations of the Treasury department. OCC’s corporate treasury needs include corporate liquidity, investment management, and risk management related to the corporation’s financial activities. This position will also ensure that cash management strategies are implemented that support strategic initiatives, allow for flexibility in day-to-day operations, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Oversee the operations of the Treasury department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the departments’ goals and objectives

  • Forecast cash flow positions and available funds for daily and monthly cash flow needs

  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational, capital investment, and regulatory capital requirements

  • Work with Enterprise Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit to enhance the risk and control environment and provide business leadership to control initiatives

  • Monitor the overall effectiveness, quality of work product and service levels provided by vendors utilized by the Treasury department

  • Establish effective cross-functional relationships with other areas to remediate any internal or external audit findings that impact the Treasury department

  • Ensure that adequate and cost-effective liquidity facilities are in place and operate effectively

  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the credit rating agency. Plan and participate in semi-annual and annual review

  • Invest funds in accordance with risk tolerances and approved investment guidelines

  • Advise management on the liquidity aspects of its short- and long-range planning

  • Oversee the preparation of management reporting documents for presentation to Treasurer, CFO, OCEO, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders

  • Establish departmental goals and drive improvements in efficiency and effectiveness

  • Coach and mentor direct and indirect reports, provide continual feedback and recognition

  • Review and evaluate the work of staff, prepare performance reviews

  • Participate in decisions on human resources actions (hiring, promotions, terminations, etc.)

  • Lead month-end, quarter-end, and year-end cash management related closing activities for the Treasury department

  • Recommend target balances, process improvements, and alternative transaction types to reduce bank fees and improve efficiency

  • Develop strong working relationships with OCC staff members and banking partners

  • Collaborate with team members and cross-functional groups within OCC to prioritize, organize, and accomplish department goals

  • Ensure compliance with key treasury controls and maintain departmental process, control, and policy documents. Identify inefficiencies and implement process improvements. Lead automation initiatives and subsequent management of automation process

  • Provide leadership and support on all Treasury-related audit and compliance related requests and inquiries

  • Manage the quarterly management self-testing process

  • Manage all bank account documentation, including authorized employee list for each bank account. Coordinate desired changes to banking services with banks and internal department

  • Support negotiation and documentation of various treasury agreements (e.g., cash management, reverse repo, etc.)

  • Act as liaison between OCC and designated settlement banks, deposit banks, and investment counterparties. Provide feedback when appropriate

  • Review bank and investment counterparty operational performance and lead monthly and annual bank counterparty performance reviews

  • Manage the corporate insurance and risk management program including development and update of exposure worksheets, invoice tracking and preparation for approval with appropriate accounting allocation, maintain copies of binders, invoices, policies, and endorsements upon receipt from broker, claims, certificates of insurance, coordination with insurance broker, and administrative and analytical support during annual insurance renewal

  • Manage liquidity facility activities including test draws and related monitoring and documentation relative to policies and procedures

  • Lead the renewal of liquidity facilities including development and update of related presentations to bank participants and management

  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting process for Treasury

  • Manage capital planning and liquidity forecasting processes and activities

  • Lead special projects in relation to the Treasury function

  • Provide back-up for cash desk responsibilities:

    • Review and verify current and prior day bank cash and investment balances to ledger balances

    • Review and verify collateral received from investment counterparties

    • Review and approve trades

    • Review and verify reconciliation of cash and investment balances

    • Review and approve wires, ACH’s, account transfers, checks, and other funding activities

    • Work with Accounting to ensure transactions are recorded on the general ledger

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team

Qualifications:

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • [Required] Knowledge of capital markets, finance concepts, budgeting, and investments

  • [Required] Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

  • [Required] Exceptional verbal/written communication skills to be able to articulate ideas clearly and concisely

  • [Required] Excellent listening skills

  • [Required] Excellent interpersonal skills that include the ability to coach and mentor others

  • [Required] Ability to manage multiple projects, delegating workload and ensuring team efficiency

  • [Required] Operating experience with online bank platforms, Bloomberg, ERP systems

  • [Required] Familiarity with property & casualty insurance in a corporate environment

  • [Preferred] Operating experience with Treasury Management Systems

Technical Skills:

  • [Required] Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • [Required] Advanced/expert skills in Excel

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting and/or economics

  • [Required] 10+ years of progressively responsible treasury experience, including a thorough understanding of investments, bank account management, liquidity planning

  • [Preferred] M.B.A. or other advanced degree in finance, economics, statistics, or similar fields

  • [Required] Leadership and management experience required including training, coaching, mentoring, monitoring, and providing feedback to direct/indirect reports and participating in recruiting and selection decisions

Certificates or Licenses:

[Preferred] CTP

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2800
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jul. 26, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

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