Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City serves as a fiscal agent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and supports key payments business lines and programs in partnership with the Treasury. The International Treasury Services (ITS) Senior Treasury Operations Senior Analyst I or II will provide hands on analytical and problem resolution skill in support of the ITS.gov application by facilitating the acceptance, review, tracking, completion, and resolution of cross border payment and other transactions for over 65 government agencies. The Senior Treasury Operations Analyst I/II role will require skills in collecting, analyzing, and presenting results of daily operational activity as well as improving throughput over time. The assignments will increase in number and complexity and will encompass receipt and verification of control documents; monitoring incoming and transmitted payments and files; arranging for and applying foreign exchange rates; identifying exception items; supporting reconcilement and settlement; and reporting on all activities. The Senior Treasury Operations Analyst I/II will communicate with Treasury and Global Service Provider staff as needed in support of the business line. The position will require the ability to apply work flow processing and accounting principles to daily work flows and document and promote ideas that result in ongoing process improvement. Working under minimal supervision, the incumbent plans, conducts, and oversees completion of the payment streams and back-end accounting activities. He or she directs junior staff, in many cases assigning tasks to junior staff or project team members, reviewing progress, providing feedback, and evaluating results as part of coordinating complex projects or assignments. Assignments are highly complex and broad in nature, requiring the application of organization policy, technology and innovation. Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures, as well as in-depth knowledge of technology, the business function, Bank, and System is expected. The Senior Operations Analyst I or II will report directly to an Assistant Manager in Kansas City.
In conjunction with Treasury counterparts and the ITS Compliance Team, the incumbent is responsible for the management and execution of all aspects of a subset of complex international payment process flows including, but not limited to: process tracking, value date management, Foreign Exchange (FX) estimates and purchases, exception item tracking, settlement and accounting functions, and problem resolution.
Manages projects driven from a number of sources, including US Treasury priorities, ITS Three Year Plans, High Priority Objectives (HPO's), departmental operational improvements, split operations and/or procedures and policy reviews and updates. As an advocate for process change and improvement, offers ideas and recommendations to department, Bank, and ITS management, and leads or participates in the implementation of these changes.
Monitors workflow status and prepares, analyzes, and presents reports related to quality measures, quantitative trends, and other program metrics.
Develops training plans and materials for department employees and assists management in cross training staff on various job responsibilities. Manages updates of documentation related to changes in process flows.
As required, participates in business continuity testing and system validation efforts.
Manages, or coordinates efforts necessary to assess and mitigate program level risks, supports internal audits, and assists in requirements and testing phases of periodic software releases to ensure quality of the project components.
Provides industry-level expertise and perspective related to domestic and international payment systems and specific processing conventions.
Leads ad-hoc projects or assignments as needed.
Performs other duties as needed.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Four to seven years directly related professional experience required.
Certifications in the areas of project management, MIS tools, and presentations desired.
Strong knowledge of budget and accounting principles and systems.
In-depth knowledge of various industry payment systems and networks including ACH, FedWire, and/or SWIFT required.
Proficient computer skills in programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail programs. Expand to more sophisticated MIS tools – MS Access and internal and System business applications especially ITS.gov, FedWire, EASy, and associated programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including formal presentation skills for executive audiences.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to understand and explain information.
Excellent personal initiative.
Excellent customer service orientation.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Strong leadership skills.
Travel requirement will be as needed for training and relationship-building.
United States citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status with at least three or more years of United States residency from the date of legal entry to the United States is required for this position.
This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while preforming the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take up to a couple of months to be completed. You can begin work before the screening is completed; however, continued employment is contingent on acceptable screening results. The areas screened may include education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reference checks.
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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
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The Federal Reserve was established by Congress and signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. It was preceded by financial panics, bank failures and business bankruptcies that severely disrupted the economy. There were two prior attempts at establishing central banks.