Head of Treasury
Aalto University

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 6.7.2021

“Does your heart beat to finance and enabling a sustainable future via top-quality research, pioneering education, trend-setting art and society-renewing innovation?”

We are now seeking a

Head of Treasury

for Aalto University Group, consisting of Aalto University Foundation and its subsidiary companies. The Group has currently an asset base of 2 billion euros, including endowment portfolio of 1.2B€, real estate portfolio of 0.7B€ as well as growing portfolio of Aalto originated start-up companies. The purpose of the asset base is to generate return to fund our top quality research and education through long-term, responsible asset management, as well as to safeguard our financial sustainability over generations. In addition, the purpose of the real estate and start-up assets is to enhance competitive university campus and partner ecosystem development.

You can find out more about our latest university activities, risk management and financial position at https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/key-figures-of-2020-and-reports,  about our endowment and investment activities at https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/endowment-and-investment-strategy and about our university strategy at https://www.aalto.fi/en/strategy.


Your role and goals 

Your role is new, and we expect you to contribute your strong expertise to develop the role further. The core role consists of 

  • group cash & treasury management, incl. treasury policy development
  • group debt management
  • group banking & creditor relations 
  • group balance sheet risk management – risk identification, mitigation and hedging and reporting (incl. IFRS)
  • participating in the management of subsidiaries and associated companies of the University 


Your network and team 

You will be working with a team of ambitious professionals, your closest colleagues being our university Head of Finance & Control, Head of Business Control, Head of Investments, Head of Real Estate as well as Head of Procurement. You will have a small team of experts reporting to you.

We offer you a great opportunity to utilize your professional skills in a versatile and challenging position in our multi-cultural university.  We hope you will challenge our thinking and open up new perspectives with your forward-looking, development oriented approach and professional skills.

The Head of Treasury will report to the Chief Financial Officer.


Your experience and ambitions 

In order to succeed in this position, we expect you to have: 

Proven track record and several years of relevant experience in financial management and/or leadership positions

Master’s degree in accounting/finance/or similar 

Strong knowledge of treasury, debt management and / or financial risk management and internal controls

Ability to operate and move between strategic and operational level thinking 

Excellent command of English, fluency in Finnish is seen as an advantage 


Ready to apply? 

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment site by using the link on Aalto University’s web page ("Apply”) by 8.8.2021.  To apply, please share the following application materials with us: cover letter, CV, and any other information that proves your qualification for the open position.

If you wish to hear more about the position, you can reach out to CFO Marianna Bom on 4.8.2021 at 11:00-12:00 or 5.8.2021 at 14:00-15:00, tel. +358 50 575 3762.

For questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Partner Laura Pyysalo, email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

This is a permanent position.


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