The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2021
  • March 1-5 / June 21-25 / November 1-5
  • Online

The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2021

A complete overview of Corporate Treasury in 2021, Virtual

Zanders is partnering with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) to deliver the A-Z of Corporate Treasury training. This is an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets.

This corporate treasury course provides you with a complete overview of the corporate treasury function from strategy and organization, to cash management, risk management and corporate finance over five days. We combine theoretical knowledge and insights into all aspects of the treasury function and activities with ‘real life’ case study examples so that you can really relate the core principles to your own work.

Is the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training right for you?

Yes, if you are:

  • a treasury manager, treasury dealer, treasury assistant, treasury accountant, or treasury controller working in corporate treasury
  • new to treasury or a specialist who requires an overview of the whole treasury function
  • someone who works with treasury internally such as an accountant, tax manager or an internal auditor
  • a banker, auditor or a software vendor who wants to understand treasury from the customer’s perspective

What will you gain from the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training?

  • an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets
  • deep insight into the core areas and main treasury activities of corporate finance, cash management and financial risk management
  • an understanding of the role of treasury as a corporate function and how the department can add value in a strategic capacity
  • insight into the setup, structure and interactions of a treasury function and the different operating models
  • the ability to approach financial risk management in a structured way by applying a framework for managing your financial risks
  • a mix of theoretical and practical applications that can be immediately incorporated into your treasury function
  • access to senior practitioners from the corporate world who bring ‘real life’ perspective to the training based on experience from numerous corporate treasury projects

Included in your package, you will receive 90 days’ access to the ACT’s Treasury Operations eLearning module, part of our First Steps in Treasury series. Usually £100 + VAT, this interactive online training provides a high-level introduction to the treasury function and help you to understand treasury operations within the context of business.

Participants may choose to have a brief introductory call with one of the course trainers. This will enable the trainers to understand your treasury career background, the treasury environment you work in, and your personal objectives for the course in more detail.

A recording of the course and presentation material which you can access online for 90 days or download and a Certificate of Completion. More importantly, valuable practical skills you can instantly use at work.

There will be an option on the course feedback form to select a further one on one follow up call with one of the trainers for any further questions or points of clarification.

Course structure and program

Day 1: Treasury organization & strategy

09:00 – 09:30 GMT / 10:00 – 10:30 CET:
Registration and introductions

09:30 – 11:30 GMT / 10:30 – 12:30 CET:
Today’s opening session will introduce the spectrum of treasury operations including the role of corporate treasury and the best market practices in efficiently organizing a treasury department.

  • The evolving role of the corporate treasury department
  • Organizational business models for treasury
  • Governance and policy
  • Treasury objectives
  • Centralization models

13:30 – 15:30 GMT / 14:30 – 16:30 CET:

  • Internal controls between back office, middle office and front office
  • Cooperation and integration with other corporate departments
  • Defining treasury KPIs and balanced scorecards
  • Implementing treasury reporting
Day 2: Treasury operations & cash management

09:30 – 11:30 GMT / 10:30 – 12:30 CET:
On the 2nd day, the morning session will examine all aspects of daily treasury and cash management operations. What tools are at Treasury’s disposal for managing their department more efficiently.

  • Introduction
  • Daily cash management processes in the treasury department
  • The role of cash management banks
  • Clearing and payments systems – domestic and international

13:30 – 15:30 GMT / 14:30 – 16:30 CET:
The session in the afternoon will cover Liquidity management structures and techniques, cash flow forecasting and look at how changing regulation is impacting the future of payments

  • Liquidity management structures
  • Netting and pooling
  • Virtual accounts
  • Cash flow forecasting – techniques and limitations
  • The future of payments
Day 3: Treasury systems & processes

09:30 – 11:30 GMT / 10:30 – 12:30 CET:
The morning session on the third day focuses on the possibilities of optimizing processes within the treasury department

  • How to define and document treasury processes
  • An overview of the treasury technology landscape
  • An introduction to treasury management systems
  • Bank connectivity

13:30 – 15:30 GMT / 14:30 – 16:30 CET:
The afternoon session on the third day takes a deep-dive into the different treasury systems.

  • Dealing and confirmations
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Payment factories and in-house banking
  • Emerging technology in treasury
Day 4: Financial risk management part 1 & 2

9.30 – 11.30 GMT / 10:30 – 12:30 CET:
This first section gives a general introduction to fundamentals of risk management and on building a coherent framework to manage financial risks and then focusses practical application examining foreign exchange risk management.

  • Introduction and overview of the risk framework
  • Classification, identification and quantification
  • FX risk management objectives
  • FX risk management policy

13:30 – 15:30 GMT / 14:30 – 16:30 CET:
The second part of the risk management program will focus on FX instruments and transactions, interest rate risk management, and credit risk management.

  • Spot and forward transactions
  • FX swaps & cross currency swaps
  • Options (plain vanilla options, caps & floors)
  • (Non-deliverable) forwards

Interest risk management

  • Measurement of interest rate risk
  • Yield curves

Credit risk management

  • Measurement of counterparty credit risk
  • Impact of credit spread and liquidity premiums
  • Credit ratings
  • Probability of default and loss given default calculations
Day 5: Corporate finance

09.30 – 11.30 GMT / 10:30 – 12:30 CET:
The morning session on the last day starts with a look at concepts behind corporate financing and the risk to shareholder value and then looks at the execution of your corporate finance strategy. What means of financing are available and what are the trends in the marketplace?

  • Defining a corporate finance policy
  • Understanding shareholder value metrics
  • Optimizing the capital structure
  • Determination and application of WACC

13:30 – 15:30 GMT / 14:30 – 16:30 CET:
The afternoon session on the last day looks at what means of financing are available and what are the trends in the marketplace?

  • Trends in corporate financing
  • Bank financing (bilateral and syndicated loans)
  • Public debt market (EMTN and Eurobonds)
  • Private placements
  • Alternative financing solutions
  • Loan documentation

Meet some of your trainers

The A-Z course trainers are experienced Zanders consultant who bring a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the course. They are subject matter experts in their field, with skills obtained and sharpened at multinational companies and non-profit organizations.

Nuno Ferreira

Nuno Ferreira is a Senior Manager at Zanders in Netherlands and joined the company in 2016. Having worked previously for Accenture as a treasury consultant and Grupo Pestana as a corporate treasurer Nuno has experience of 15+ years in Treasury with a broad focus on treasury projects from strategy and transformational projects, to system implementations.

David Moya

David Moya is a Senior Manager at Zanders in London and joined the company in 2018. Having worked previously for ION-Reval, Deloitte Spain and Iberia Airlines, David has a broad experience of 15+ years in Treasury, specialiZing in financial risk management, hedge accounting, cash management and TMS selections & implementations.

Constantine Tyraskis

Constantine joined Zanders as a Senior Manager in January 2017. Constantine has a broad focus on treasury projects from strategy, risk and organization projects, to system upgrade and implementation work. Prior to joining Zanders, Constantine spent approximately four years within the Corporate Treasury department of Seadrill, an offshore drilling company. He holds an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in London where he specialized in Corporate Finance. Constantine is also a guest lecturer at UK universities.

Sander de Vries

Sander de Vries joined Zanders in 2012. Sander has relevant hands-on experience in cash management, corporate finance, cash flow forecasting, treasury transformation projects and financial risk management. He graduated with honors for the BSc Business Economics and he holds a MSc Finance degree. Sander also passed the ACT Risk Management certificate and passed the international Cash Management certificate with distinction.

Evaldas Balkys

Evaldas is Senior Manager at Zanders Switzerland. Since joining Zanders in 2016 he helped a wide range of multinational corporates to optimize their treasury function. His focus areas include target operating model designs, treasury transformation projects, in-house banking, bank and treasury management system selection projects. Prior to joining Zanders he held several positions in treasury, financial controlling and credit risk. Evaldas is a CFA and FRM charterholder and has obtained the Diploma in Treasury Management.

Location

This event will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Fees

Total fees for the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2021 are €2,000 (ex. VAT).

 

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