Treasury for non-Treasurers

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed specifically for professionals in corporate roles outside treasury that require them to provide support to their Treasury departments. This includes accountants, internal auditors, IT professionals and procurement officers. The distinguishing feature of these roles is a need to understand the challenges of Treasury operations without actually working within the Treasury team.

    x Training
  • Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand the objectives, challenges and strategies adopted by treasury. This will enable them to interact with treasury efficiently and strategically when providing the support appropriate to their role.

    The role of corporate treasury

    • Cash management routine
    • Money markets
    • FX exchange markets and instruments
    • Treasury systems
    • Cybercrime
    • Treasury and its value-added to the company
    Learning objectives


  • Day 1 down-arrow
    • 08.45am

      Zoom session opens

    • 9am


    • 9.15am

      The Role of the Corporate Treasury

      • Organisation and structure of treasury in MNCs
        – Typical models
        – Treasury centres
        – Special purpose vehicles
        – Front, middle and back offices
        – Role of outsourcing
      • Cash and liquidity management
      • Risk management – interest rate and currency risk
      • Funding and investment
      • Corporate finance
    • 10.15am

      Cash and Liquidity Management

      • Bank accounts and their uses
        – Resident and non-resident bank accounts
        – Foreign currency bank accounts
        – External and internal bank accounts
        – When to use external bank accounts
      • Value dating and fees
      • Cash pooling:
        • Zero balancing
        • Notional pooling
      • Multilateral netting
      • Impact of the euro
    • 11am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.30am

      Group Exercise: Cash and Liquidity Management

      Participants will define an optimised cash and liquidity management structure for a multinational corporate.

    • 12pm

      The Day to Day Cash Management Routine

      • A Day in the Life
      • Meeting the deadlines
      • Establishing the daily cash position
      • Electronic Banking
  • Day 2 down-arrow
    • 8.45

      Zoom session opens

    • 9am
      Day in the life continued

      • Cash Flow Forecasting
      • Reconciling to the cash forecast
      • Impact on funding and investment


    • 9.45

      Case Study

    • 10.30

      Introduction to the Money Markets

      • Primary and Secondary markets
      • Disintermediation
      • The yield curve
      • How rates are quoted – discount, yield and day count conventions
    • 11.15

      Refreshment break

    • 12.45

      Participants will be set an overnight exercise to invest or borrow a portfolio of funds.

  • Day 3 down-arrow
    • 8.45

      Zoom session opens

    • 9am

      Results of Exercise and Feedback and Discussion of Suggested Solution

    • 9.30am

      Introduction to Foreign Exchange Markets

      • What is foreign exchange?
        • Transaction exposure
        • Translation exposure
        • Economic exposure
      • How the markets work
      • FX dealing conventions
    • 10.15

      The Main Instruments and How They are Priced

      • Spot
      • Forward
      • Swaps
    • 11.15

      Refreshment break

    • 11.45

      Group Exercise: Dealing in Markets Delegates will role-play market participants in a simulated dealing exercise

    • 12.30

      What is Financial Risk?

      • Foreign exchange risk
      • Interest rate risk
      • Credit risk
      • Business risk
      • Political risk
      • Impact of evolving accounting standards
  • Day 4 down-arrow
    • 8.45

      Zoom session opens

    • 9am

      Treasury Systems

      • What is a treasury management system?
      • How can it help control risk in the corporate treasury?
      • Deal input, verification, authorisation
      • Link to electronic payment systems
      • Confirmation matching
      • Link to the accounting system
      • Links to market information systems
    • 10am

      Control in the Corporate Treasury

      • What are the key risks specific to Treasury?
      • What are the principles on which an effective control environment is based?
    • 11am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.30am

      Cybercrime, fraud and security

      • Definitions and scope
      • Our security landscape
      • Attack vectors and a few worrying findings
      • Where should we focus
      • What can we do
      • Treasury policies to protect your treasury
      • Insider threats
    • 12pm
      Treasury and  its value-added to the company

      • Definition of added value and and the key elements Treasury can influencex
      • Cost management
      • Implications for support professionals
    • 12.30pm

      Q&A and course wrap-up