Treasury Management for CFOs

Dates and Locations

  • Copenhagen, Denmark | October 1st 2024 | From €995+25% VAT
  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Tutor
  • Prices
  • Overview

    This workshop provides practical examples of the practices used by multinationals to meet challenges. There is a particular focus on treasury’s activities impact on the wider finance and other business functions.

    In a rapidly changing economic environment, treasury is both central and critical to many of the key tasks facing a CFO. These include, but are not limited to, ensuring the solvency of the company, safeguarding assets and controlling and managing risk. Risks today come in many forms, driven by the volatility of exchange rates, fluctuating bank appetite for credit risk and more recently interest rate volatility. Political and country risk is also firmly back on the agenda. Coupled with significant internal changes around shared service adoption, working capital management and automation possibilities there is an important challenge in deciding where to focus and invest for the optimum return.

  • Learning objectives

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

    • The evolving role of treasury and whether there is an absolute “best practice” in treasury?
    • What are the proven and available treasury organisation structures and treasury techniques
    • How to manage corporate liquidity; solvency and controlling investment risk
    • The role of supply chain financing and working capital management
    • The various treasury approaches for shared service centres and payment factories
    • Global payment infrastructure and treasury technology
    • How cyber-risk and cyber-security are crucial to treasury and the wider business
    • What to expect in the future
    Learning objectives
  • Who should attend?

    This course is ideal for CFOs and/or Financial Controllers new to treasury management or as a refresher to update your current knowledge and set the agenda for the coming year and beyond.

    Who should attend
    • 8.30

      Registration and refreshments

    • 9am

      The evolving role of treasury, is there a “best” treasury practice?

      • Role of treasury in the 21st century: defensive, proactive, strategic approaches
      • Maximising liquidity and availability of credit facilities
      • Importance of cash, liquidity and working capital management
      • Coping with risk: FX, interest rate, commodity, counterparty risk
      • Treasurer as polymath
    • 10am

      Treasury organisation and treasury techniques

      • Organisation of treasury and the role of the CFO
      • Setting treasury policy and governance
      • Treasury as a tool to actively manage risks
      • Levels of treasury responsibility: centralised, distributed, decentralised
      • Inter-company lending
      • Centralising exposure management: inter-company FX
      • Treasury dashboards for CFOs
    • 11am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.15am

      Management of liquidity: maintaining solvency and controlling investment risk

      • Accessing balances and capital locked in the organisation
      • Types of notional pooling, zero balancing and concentration
      • The tax, legal, documentation and regulatory issues
      • Mobilising core balances and money market investment
      • Tax neutral or tax advantaged treasury vehicles
      • Impact of BEPS
      • The changing role of cash flow forecasting
    • 12.30pm

      Supply chain financing and working capital

      • Principles of supplier and receivables financing
      • Creating win, win, win in the chain
      • Financing: POs, invoices, acceptances, promissory notes
      • Leveraging credit differentials
      • Distributor and inventory financing
    • 1pm


    • 2pm

      Treasury approaches for shared service centres and payment factories

      • Critical role of treasury – deliver banking interfaces to SSCs
      • Integration of ERP accounting with payments systems
      • Examples from ERP vendors
      • In-house cash driven solutions for cashless funding, POBO, netting
      • Achieving economies of scale: benchmarking the processes
      • Challenges to eliminate domestic instruments and paper
    • 3pm

      Refreshment break

    • 3.15pm

      Global payment infrastructure and treasury technology

      • The systems architecture of typical multinational
      • Who needs a TMS? Who doesn’t?
      • Connecting you company to its banks: multibanking and Swift
      • Automated bank reconciliation and receivables matching
      • Role of a treasury dashboard
    • 4.15pm

      Cyber-risk and cyber-security

      • Definitions
      • Threat vectors
      • Major risk areas; why AP? Why not treasury?
      • Lowering your risk profile
    • 5pm

      What to expect in the future

      • Treasury policy agenda issues for CFOs
      • Expectations; what to expect in 2O23 and beyond
      • Policy agenda issues for treasurers
      • New banking products
    • 5.30pm

      End of course and presentation of certificates


Adrian Rodgers

Senior EuroFinance Tutor & Director ARC Solutions, UK

Adrian has over 30 years’ experience of working as a consultant, and in the banking and corporate sectors.

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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