Profession corporate treasurer

Corporate treasurers determine and oversee the financial strategic policies of a company or organisation. They use cash management techniques like account organisation, cash flow monitoring, liquidity planning and control, risk management including currency and commodity risks and maintain close connection with banks and rating agencies.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Liquidity management

    The theory and practices around the management of liquidity in a company with the aim of facilitating meeting obligations with thirds parties without compromising the smooth functioning of the company nor incurring in substantial losses.

  • Investment analysis

    The methods and tools for analysis of an investment compared to its potential return. Identification and calculation of profitability ratio and financial indicators in relation to associated risks to guide decision on investment.

  • Financial analysis

    The process of assessing the financial possibilities, means, and status of an organisation or individual by analysing financial statements and reports in order to make well informed business or financial decisions.

  • Financial forecasting

    The tool used in performing fiscal financial management to identify revenue trends and estimated financial conditions.

  • Financial statements

    The set of financial records disclosing the financial position of a company at the end of a set period or of the accounting year. The financial statements consisting of five parts which are the statement of financial position, the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity (SOCE), the statement of cash flows and notes.

  • Financial department processes

    The different processes, duties, jargon, role in an organisation, and other specificities of the financial department within an organisation. Understanding of financial statements, investments, disclosing policies, etc.

Skills

  • Review investment portfolios

    Meet with clients to review or update an investment portfolio and provide financial advice on investments.

  • Analyse market financial trends

    Monitor and forecast the tendencies of a financial market to move in a particular direction over time.

  • Interpret financial statements

    Read, understand, and interpret the key lines and indicators in financial statements. Extract the most important information from financial statements depending on the needs and integrate this information in the development of the department's plans.

  • Plan medium to long term objectives

    Schedule long term objectives and immediate to short term objectives through effective medium-term planning and reconciliation processes.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Evaluate budgets

    Read budget plans, analyse the expenditures and incomes planned during certain period, and provide judgement on their abidance to the general plans of the company or organism.

  • Analyse financial risk

    Identify and analyse risks that could impact an organisation or individual financially, such as credit and market risks, and propose solutions to cover against those risks.

  • Create a financial plan

    Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.

  • Analyse financial performance of a company

    Based on accounts, records, financial statements and external information of the market, analyse the performance of the company in financial matters in order to identify improvement actions that could increase profit.

Optional knowledge and skills

create risk reports idenfify if a company is a going concern stock market disseminate information on tax legislation manage currency exchange risk mitigation techniques securities trade securities perform currency reserve management convert currency exert expenditure control advise on credit rating public offering develop revenue generation strategies risk transfer advise on tax planning handle cash flow tax legislation manage securities prepare financial statements property law manage corporate bank accounts advise on financial matters insurance market banking activities