International Treasury & Cash Management (Intermediate)

Gain in-depth knowledge of treasury structures and strategies

This course is designed to provide finance professionals with up-to-the-minute knowledge of corporate cash and treasury management, including current trends impacting the role of the treasurer, FX and interest rate exposures, payment fraud, cash conversion cycle and cash flow generation and more

Who should attend?

Designed for experienced professionals who have a good understanding of treasury concepts, but are seeking more sophisticated and in-depth knowledge of structures and strategies

Why attend?

  • Understand how to achieve treasury excellence & deliver successful transformation
  • Develop strategies to cope with US Tax Reform, PSD2, GDPR, KYC, AML, Basel III, BEPS
  • Define objectives and processes for liquidity management
  • Get up to speed with the current trends impacting the role of the treasurer and come up with holistic approaches to manage corporate risk
  • Establish cash conversion cycle and cash flow generation strategies for effective working capital management

Why train with EuroFinance?

  • Practical, hands-on training featuring corporate case studies and group exercises
  • Proven track record – over 300 treasury professionals have attended this course
  • Get inspired by our experienced tutors that address your real-life challenges
  • Collaborative approach – learn through group discussion
  • Network with your industry peers – we attract professionals from over 60 countries
  • Learn instantly applicable knowledge and skills to take back to the office
  • Earn up to 21 NASBA CPE credits, CPD certified
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  • Corporate Treasury and Banking
    Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:00 pm

    Introductions, expectations and course administration

    • Context, functions and responsibilities of treasury
    • At the treasury core: risk management, liquidity, relationships, capability
    • Sustain excellence & deliver successful transformation
    • Personal background and learnings

    Business models and treasury organizations

    • Underlying business models and treasury structures
    • Typical stages of development
    • Case study

    Exercise 1: Pathways to centralization 

     Bank infrastructure and practices

    • Payments and collections
    • Money movement, clearing and settlement, role of central banks
    • Risks and challenges

    Bank accounts

    • Tax and treasury objectives
    • Domestic and foreign accounts
    • Withholding tax and non-resident issues
    • Bank account management

    Compliance and regulatory requirements

    • Maintaining reputation and LTO
    • Coping with US Tax Reform, PSD2, GDPR
    • Continuing focus on KYC, AML, Basel III, BEPS
    • Call to action

    Exercise 2: Impacts of US Tax Reform

    Digital treasury transformation

    • Top drivers
    • Survey perspectives
    • Case studies
    • Leveraging ECTN: Corporate Treasury Network

    End of Day 1 followed by informal social reception

  • Liquidity Management and Treasury Systems
    Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:00 pm

    Liquidity management objectives and techniques

    • Focus on value creation
    • Objectives and process for liquidity management
    • Cash concentration
    • Physical and notional pooling
    • Netting

    Efficient bank account architecture

    • Conflicting priorities
    • Structures and approaches
    • Domestic, regional and global challenges
    • Lessons from complex countries and regions

    Exercise 3:  Banking and liquidity quiz

     Day-to-day cash management routine

    • Daily cash position
    • Reconciliations, controls and deadlines

    Cash forecasting

    • Key drivers of the process
    • Objectives
    • Elements of the forecasting challenge
    • Process specifics
    • Case studies
    • Summary of best practices

    Exercise 4:  Cash forecasting questionnaire

    Role for treasury systems and/or fintech solutions

    • Starting point: effective processes
    • Technology challenges
    • Trends and options
    • Case studies

    Exercise 5:  Technology diagnostic

    • Identify company specific take-aways

    Selecting and implementing treasury solutions

    • Requirements and scorecards
    • Project and change management
  • Financial Risk and Bank Relationships
    Start time: 9:00 am End time: 5:00 pm

    Risk management framework and policies

    • Current trends impacting the role of treasurer
    • Holistic approach to managing corporate risks
    • Typical risk management policies
    • Case studies and learnings
    • Linkage to corporate control environment

     Cyber threats

    • Treasury as a target
    • Focus on internal and external sources

    Exercise 6:  Cyber reminder

    • Role of staff training

    Financial risk management topics

    • Credit and counterparty exposures
    • FX and interest rate exposures
    • Hedging guidelines and hedge accounting
    • Debt compliance
    • Tax risks
    • Crisis management and business continuity plans
    • Case studies

    Exercise 7:  Payment risks and controls

    • Payment fraud
    • Role of payments strategy

    Working capital management

    • Cash conversion cycle and cash flow generation
    • Optimization approaches and process opportunities
    • Viability of supply chains and a role for fintechs
    • Case studies

    Exercise 8:  Evaluation template for Fintechs

    Bank relationship management

    • Relationship considerations and challenges
    • Relationship management tools
    • Strategic partnerships

    Bank selection process

    • Bank profiles
    • Selection criteria
    • Evaluation categories
    • Elements of the RFI and RFP processes

    Course wrap-up and awarding of certificates