International Treasury & Cash Management – Introductory

Dates and Locations

  • Geneva, Switzerland | November 7th-9th 2022 | From €2,839
  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Tutor
  • Prices
  • This is the only course of its kind on international corporate treasury and will serve as your comprehensive guide to the essential elements of cash management. Over three days our expert tutor will use a mix of teaching methods including lectures, real life case studies and group exercises to provide you with practical skills and knowledge that can immediately be applied upon your return to the office.

    This course is also the ideal precursor for our intermediate level programmes.

  • Who should attend?

    It has been specifically designed for finance and treasury professionals who are either new to international corporate treasury or need to refresh or expand their knowledge to gain a practical understanding of all the technology, terminology and procedures.
    It is also relevant for banks, consultants and system suppliers who need to better understand the needs of their corporate clients.

    Who should attend
  • Learning objectives

    Ensure that you are operating best practice in the current economic climate and receive the latest updates on industry developments through the key topics:

    • The role of the corporate treasurer
    • Liquidity management techniques
    • Domestic and international banking systems
    • How customers choose banks for cash management purposes
    • How the money markets work and how FX calculations work in practice
    • The latest technologies and procedures within the industry
    • The various types of risk faced in corporate treasury
    • Cash forecasting and working capital management
  • Why EuroFinance

    • Real world treasury training
      Leave with skills and techniques that you can immediately apply when you get back to the office.
    • Unrivalled knowledge of current best practice
      We talk to treasurers on a daily basis and know what matters most to the profession.
    • Expert tutors
      We have secured the services of the leading tutors in the profession with both banking knowledge and corporate expertise to give you the best all-round training available.
    • Truly global
      We run treasury events all around the world and attract a very international audience.
    • Practical teaching method
      Our courses aren’t just theory, we use real-life case studies and group exercises to illustrate each learning point.
    Why EuroFinance
  • Accreditation

    This course is CPD certified. Earn up to 20.5 CPD credits.


Course agenda

  • Day 1 Corporate Treasury, Banking and Cash Management down-arrow
    • 9.00am-5.30pm

      Welcome and overview

      The role of corporate treasury

      • Typical models
      • Treasury centres
      • Front, middle and back offices
      • Cash and liquidity management
      • Risk management – interest rate and currency risk
      • Funding and investment
      • Policy framework
      • Measuring the impact of treasury

      The elements of cash and liquidity

      • Management
      • What is cash management
      • Why it is important to a company
      • What are the links between payments and cash management
      • The role of a corporate cash manager

      Domestic and international banking systems – Part 1

      • Opening bank accounts and types of bank account
      • Domestic payment and collection instruments
      • Domestic clearing and settlement systems
      • Resident and non-resident bank accounts

      Domestic and international banking systems – Part 2

      • International payment and collection instruments
      • International clearing and settlement system
      • TARGET and SWIFT

      Value dating and float

      • Value dating
      • The concept of float
      • Interest and bank charges
      • Managing costs and maximising returns

      Multi-lateral netting

      • Features
      • Technologies
      • Benefits
      • Extensions

      Electronic and internet banking for corporates

      • What is electronic banking?
      • Electronic banking products
      • The treasury management system
      • What do corporates want from an electronic banking system?
      • Linking electronic banking to the corporate treasury management system

      Group exercise

      • Assessing the effectiveness of a treasury and cash management structure
  • Day 2 Cash and Liquidity Management down-arrow
    • 9.00am-5.30pm

      Liquidity management techniques

      • Cash concentration and pooling
      • Zero balancing
      • Notional cash pooling
      • Tax, legal and regulatory constraints

      Foreign currency accounts

      • Why hold a Foreign Currency Account
      • Where accounts can be held

      Cash management group exercise
      Attendees will participate in a case study to determine the most appropriate bank account structure for a multinational company

      Introduction to the money markets

      • Primary and secondary markets
      • Disintermediation
      • The yield curve
      • How rates are quoted – discount or yield

      Investing corporate cash

      • Bank instruments
      • Capital market instruments
      • Regulatory changes

      Corporate funding

      • Bank funding
      • Bi-lateral, clubs and syndicates
      • Documentation and covenants
      • Asset financing techniques

      Money market quiz

      Introduction to foreign exchange markets

      • What is foreign exchange?
      • Exposure to foreign exchange
      • How the markets work

      The main instruments and how they are priced

      • Spot
      • Forward
      • Swaps

      Group exercise
      Participants will practice real life FX calculations in a simulated dealing exercise.

      End of day 2

  • Day 3 Financial risk and treasury processes down-arrow
    • 9.30am-5.30pm

      What is financial risk and risk management policy?

      • Sources of financial risk
      • Foreign exchange risk
      • Interest rate risk
      • Credit risk
      • Counterparty risk
      • Political risk
      • Setting appropriate policy

      Cash forecasting

      • The objectives of cash forecasting
      • Long term
      • Medium term
      • Short term

      An introduction to working capital management

      • Receivables
      • Payables
      • Work in progress
      • Measures of working capital performance

      Case study
      Exercise linking working capital management to cash management

      The day to day cash management routine

      • Establishing the daily cash position
      • Reconciling the actual position to the cash forecast
      • Liquidity management
      • Meeting deadlines

      Establishing a risk management framework in the corporate treasury

      • Organisation structure and segregation of duties
      • Dealing controls
      • Recording controls
      • Authorisation controls
      • Documentation controls
      • Reporting controls
      • The regulatory environment
      • The auditors

      Treasury processes and systems

      • Comparison with banks
      • Front office processes
      • Middle and back office processes
      • Staffing

      Treasury processes and systems (continued)

      • Function of the treasury management system
      • Treasury systems architecture
      • Other treasury systems: IP, online dealing, confirmation matching

      Case study: control in the treasury

      End of day 3


Adrian Rodgers

Senior EuroFinance Tutor & Director ARC Solutions, UK

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Adrian spent a number of years with IBM, in a variety of treasury and sales roles. Adrian was also part of the implementation team which created IBM International Financial Services, the European centralised treasury operation based in Dublin. Adrian then joined the newly created cash management consultancy team of Chase Manhattan Bank, with a brief to help create cash management solutions which matched the needs of customers’ underlying businesses and technology infrastructures. As a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he specialised in managing change in the finance function, including re-engineering of corporate treasury. His current company is an independent consultancy providing advisory, design and implementation services to corporates and banks, on a variety of change-related issues within the finance function. Services include strategy development, process design, bank and vendor selection and project management. Clients include major corporations with a strong international focus.

Adrian Rodgers


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