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Treasury Analyst - Operations

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Treasury Analyst - Operations

Location: Central Cambridge

Competitive salary and benefits

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

About AstraZeneca

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers.

At AstraZeneca, every one of our employees makes a difference in patient lives every day. In Finance, you may not feel you're at the front line 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.

We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

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 19 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.

Due to the truly global nature of our business and the high value of daily treasury transactions, our treasury function must operate at the highest levels of operational efficiency at all times. This constant demand for both ‘real time’ information, execution and settlement, alongside an inbuilt flexibility to cope with a wide range of ‘adhoc’ support challenges that the business demands, creates a uniquely dynamic and fast moving environment within which the strongest and most capable candidates will be able to flourish.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Liquidity Management – Supporting the analysis and presentation of daily external cash positions to ensure the trading desk has full visibility of group wide cash. Accuracy, speed and being able to work under pressure will be crucial.

  • Driving the improvement agenda – develop, enhance and deliver on existing key month-end KPI’s or process improvements to ensure Group Treasury continue to operate at the highest possible levels of operational excellence and hence achieve our goal of ‘zero errors’.

  • Support ‘Best in Class’ treasury operations – our ambition is to continuing our automation and operational standardisation In order to remain at the cutting edge of our industry, we require all of our team to support ongoing treasury transformation initiatives and projects, as well as to bring your own suggestions and initiative into play. Your ideas, input and drive are seen as being key factors in achieving this goal.

  • System Administration – Management and oversight to ensure external banking connectivity and integration with 3rd party system providers consistently operate at the highest levels of availability and reliability.

  • Master Data – ensuring treasury master data and external SSIs in the Treasury Management System (TMS) are 100% accurate and maintained according to internal controls.

  • Control environment – Ensuring all activities are performed within the controls and parameters established under the Group Treasury Policies and Treasury SOx Controls.

Essential Requirements

  • Studying towards or Qualified to degree level with professional qualification desirable. E.g. CIMA, ACT.

  • Experience of working in an international Treasury or shared service function.

  • Proven understanding of Treasury operational procedures.

  • A good understating of treasury management systems and a vision of best practice for treasury activities.

  • Demonstrable ability to challenge the 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

We are looking for a candidate with relevant expertise and experience, but more importantly, a problem solver, simplifier, integrator, connector and communicator. Someone who challenges works with an agile, positive mindset, has the ability to think differently, and most importantly, has the desire and drive to make it happen.

AstraZeneca is an equal-opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on the grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country where the role is advertised.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

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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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.