Senior Investment Analyst

Whitby, Ontario
Hourly rates: - Start: $50.29 - Six Month: $53.09 - Job: $55.88
November 23, 2023
December 22, 2023
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Student

The Region of Durham is committed to employment equity and is actively implementing measures to build and sustain an
inclusive, barrier-free workplace that is reflective of the diverse residents it serves. We welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, people from racialized communities, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people with diverse identities.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided
throughout the recruitment process to applicants who live with disabilities. 

Senior Financial Analyst 2, Investment Portfolio

Reporting to the Manager, Investment Portfolio, the Senior Investment Analyst will be part of a small team responsible for
collaborating with Senior Management and other Senior Investment Analyst(s) in managing the Region's fixed income
investment portfolio and executing active trading strategies. This position will also support all debt issuance activities for
the Region and the local municipalities, as required.

The incumbent will:

- Perform portfolio management activities, including researching and identifying potential fixed income investments, determining security selection, size and term, developing, recommending and defending trading strategies to optimize asset mix, negotiating investment opportunities, and executing trades to maximize returns on the portfolio and mitigate the risks of investing public funds
- Responsible for timely settlement and clearing of fixed income transactions
- Support and promote enhanced investment portfolio returns by developing and implementing active investment strategies and trading programs while maintaining liquidity for both short and long-term cash flow requirements
- Prepare cash flow forecasts to identify surplus funds, maintain target cash balances, assess liquidity and develop financial models and scenario analysis with respect to potential trading and debt issuance strategies
- Establish relationships with financial institutions and assesses their suitability under the Region's investment policy to improve access to securities and diversify the portfolio
- Review investment and debt policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current legislation
- Maintain market perspective through research, monitoring capital markets, communications and meetings with market participants and information providers
- Interpret complex financial data to prepare portfolio modeling, market and economic analysis, yield and credit spread forecasts, benchmark analysis, performance analysis, scenario analysis, etc.
- Collaborate with Financial Services and investment dealers to ensure funds are transferred and investment transactions are settled and accurately recorded in the investment model and financial system in a timely manner
- Analyze cash balances and reserve and reserve fund forecasts, debt financing alternatives, primary banking relationship and budgets to support recommendations or develop reporting for management and Council
- Support the Manager with all activities relating to the issuance of debt, including fulfilling the local area municipalities borrowing program(s) through debt issuance in the Canadian capital markets
- Evaluate alternative sources and structures of debt to minimize borrowing costs for capital financing
- Provide advice, analysis and support to internal business units and the local area municipalities on debt and investments
- Develop relevant content and supporting documentation to be used for proposals, presentations, performance and compliance reports, annual financial statements, internal and external audit requests
- Analyze investment strategies and debt financing alternatives and prepares reports containing recommendations for management and Committees of Council
- Contribute to various projects related to the design and acquisition of Investment and/or Debt related financial systems
- Other duties as may be assigned from time to time related to the Investment Portfolio Division

The successful applicant will possess:

- A post-secondary degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline
- CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder
- CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) designation considered an asset
- Minimum 3-5 years' experience in investment management at a large financial institution or multi-divisional organization including experience in cash forecasting, financial/economic analysis and design and creation of financial models
- Experience using portfolio management software to track, analyze and evaluate investment performance
- Sound knowledge of accounting principles related to institutional investment, the banking industry and economic and accounting practices employed in the debt and investment management of public funds
- Knowledge of provincial and municipal statutes and regulations pertaining to investments and debt including the ability to interpret and explain complex legislation
- Experience using Bloomberg considered an asset
- Extensive experience with Excel, Word and PowerPoint for scenario analysis, research and report presentation
- Demonstrated leadership, negotiating and project management skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders
- Strong mathematical, analytical and report writing skills
- Ability to present recommendations to a varied audience
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, multi-task and balance priorities while meeting deadlines

CUPE 1764 Salary Grade 9

This position is with Salary Grade 9 and will be paid at the following hourly rates:
- Start: $50.29 - Six Month: $53.09 - Job: $55.88

Conditions of Employment

Prior to the start date, the successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire. Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide
requirements will also be collected.

External Application Process

Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants;
however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight
(Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

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