Corporate Treasurer

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    Corporate treasurers undertake a range of risk, strategic and/or general financial management activities that enable companies to maintain or improve/maximize their financial position. A keen financial mind and an understanding of an organizations day-to-day business demands are key to the role of a corporate treasurer.

     

    Employers of Corporate Treasurers

    • Financial institutions
    • Public sector
    • Health and education institution
    • Large private companies

     

    Duties

    • assessing, reviewing and protecting company financial well-being
    • ensuring cash flow is adequate
    • handling daily cash balances and the money market
    • ensuring that proposed projects are likely to be beneficial
    • managing major projects such as company refinancing
    • assessing the likely impact of problems such as late payments, limited cash flow etc
    • making decisions about company funding options, insurance contracts and other financial issues
    • carrying out risk management activities
    • liaising with company investors, bankers and senior managers
    • negotiating and evaluating overdrafts and loans with bankers
    • maintaining records
    • recruiting, training and supervising junior staff
    • attending board meetings
    • making company board presentations
    • keeping up-to-date with developments within the profession/industry.

     

    Qualifications

    Graduates should have either a degree in accountancy, finance, economics, banking or business studies, or any other degree plus a year’s treasury work experience. The following qualifications are highly desirable:

    • accountancy;
    • business studies;
    • economics;
    • finance;
    • mathematics.

     

    Skills

    • strong interpersonal and communication skills, for liaising with senior management, operational staff and company bankers and investors;
    • good numeracy and analytical skills as well as IT literacy;
    • an interest in the financial markets and how they operate;
    • excellent attention to detail and accuracy, for dealing with company funds and managing substantial contracts and capital projects.

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