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The Treasury Career Corner

Author: Mike Richards

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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?
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There’s no shortage of different roles and experiences available in a treasury career. Each new role can offer something entirely different from the last. In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner, we speak with Jim Portalatin, the Vice President of Global Treasury and Foreign Exchange at Methode Electronics. Jim has had a varied treasury career and experienced multiple treasury roles, consistently working his way into senior positions over the past few years. He talks about his experiences, what he’s learned along the way, and what he thinks is most important for a treasury career.   Prior to joining Methode, Jim held numerous treasury roles within highly regarded multinational firms, including Hill-Rom, Corning Incorporated, and Hospira.  Methode Electronics, Inc. is a global developer of custom-engineered applications located in Chicago, IL. Founded in 1946, Methode was a single-product manufacturer and has since expanded its business into industrial design, distribution, and professional services. At Methode, they utilize technical capabilities to develop custom-engineered application-specific products and solutions for a variety of markets and customers. This includes automotive, big data, white goods, aerospace, consumer electronics, and healthcare industries. On the podcast, we discussed… Jim’s background and how he moved from banking to treasury How Jim switched careers and roles to try new things How bigger and small companies approach treasury differently The best ways to approach a new treasury role Why technology needs to be easy to implement in small teams Why learning and networking are the most important things treasurers can do You can connect with Jim on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-portalatin-2256355/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Is there a secret to succeeding in a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, you’ll hear tons of fantastic tips from Scott Taylor, Treasurer at Bandwidth Inc. Scott shares his thoughts on embracing change, seeking out new resources, asking questions, and advancing in your treasury career. Scott’s treasury career began at Dillard's Department Stores in 2002. After this, he joined Treasury Strategies as a Consultant for corporate treasury teams and financial institutions. He has since held various treasury roles at large and middle-market multinational companies, including Bandwidth, where he is currently. Formed in 1999, Bandwidth is a leading software-driven communications company that’s transforming the way people communicate. It’s challenging the standards of old telecom by providing voice, messaging, and emergency services to enterprise-grade users. On the podcast we discussed… How Scott first got started on the treasury career path Why asking questions was key to developing his knowledge and experience The benefits of having such a varied CV/resume Why Scott likes to embrace change and find new solutions How being open about your career goals can unlock new opportunities You can connect with Scott on https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-taylor-2b700858/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
What do you need to succeed in treasury beyond experience? In this episode of Treasury Career Corner, John Jackson is on the show to discuss his impressive treasury career. John shares his thoughts on what makes a good treasury leader, what skills are most essential for new treasurers, and why it’s important to always do something you enjoy. John recently retired as Group Treasurer of Severn Trent plc after more than 30 years in corporate treasury and banking. Highlights of his career included working in Hong Kong for Marks and Spencer and as Finance Director of the Treasury Division for Halifax Building Society during its conversion to a bank. He is a Chartered Accountant and former council member of the ACT. John is now looking forward to enjoying more time with his family and his collection of guitars. On the podcast, we discussed… How John first got started on the treasury career path The benefits of having banking experience in treasury What makes a great team leader Why hiring treasurers is more about enthusiasm than experience John’s two tips for aspiring treasurers You can connect with John on https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-jackson-454a4666/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Is succeeding in treasury just down to your qualifications and experience? Those things are certainly important, but according to this week’s Treasury Career Corner podcast guest, they’re not the only skills you need to have. In this week’s show, I am joined by Klaas Springer, the Corporate Director of Treasury at Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. Klaas Springer believes that developing your soft skills, communication, and team building are all just as important if you want a long and fulfilling treasury career. Treasury is a very social industry, more so than people expect. His advice to new and aspiring treasurers is to not overlook the importance of soft skills. As Global Director of Treasury, Klaas is responsible for financing, cash management, financial risk management (including insurance), and bank relationships. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and has previously held various treasury positions at Royal Friesland Foods, Royal Ahold, ING Investment Management, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and Robeco Group. Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is a Dutch multinational dairy cooperative that is based in Amersfoort, Netherlands. It supplies consumer products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, infant nutrition, and desserts, products for the professional market, such as cream and butter products, ingredients, and semi-finished products for producers of infant nutrition, the food industry, and the pharmaceutical sector. They have branches in 38 countries and export to more than 100 countries worldwide. At year-end 2020, FrieslandCampina employed more than 23,000 workers (FTEs). On the podcast, we discussed… How Klaas first got involved in economics and why he eventually moved into treasury Why you need soft skills to succeed in a treasury role How Klaas dealt with challenges such as the credit crisis in 2008 What the future of treasury will look like with AI Why learning and development should always be an ongoing process Klaas’ top tips for aspiring treasurers Connect with Klaas on https://www.linkedin.com/in/klaas-springer-18923814/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Treasury can always benefit from new ideas, processes, and systems. In fact, challenging the status quo could be the very thing a treasury department needs. But is it as simple as introducing new technologies and expecting everyone to adapt? Abraham Geldenhuys joins The Treasury Career Corner podcast to discuss challenging the status quo, embracing new technology, and laying the foundations in a treasury department to help it adapt. He also shares his top three tips for anyone wanting to start a treasury career. Abraham Geldenhuys is Vice President and Group Treasurer at Kongsberg Automotive. He joined the group in the midst of the relocation of its headquarters to Zurich, where he drove the transformation and establishment of the new treasury department. Abraham has a diverse background in accounting/auditing, management consulting, and treasury. He was previously Head of Treasury Control and Cash Management at Constellium. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a B.Compt Hon degree from the University of South Africa.          Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Their products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable, and sustainable. On the podcast, we discussed… Abraham’s first introduction to treasury following his accounting background Why Abraham’s main passion is to always bring positive change to every role he’s in Why treasury departments need to get their future roadmaps sorted How new technologies can improve the system, but the system has to be ready Why you should always back yourself and challenge the status quo Abraham’s tips for anyone wanting to get into treasury Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Besides qualifications, skills, and finance experience, what else is useful for a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined by Mattijn Bak, Group Treasurer at Vion Food Group. Mattijn is a big believer in travelling to new places, embracing change, and trying new experiences. He says this is all key to developing a fulfilling treasury career. He shares stories of his globe-trotting treasury career, spanning from the Netherlands to Vietnam. Mattijn is an experienced treasurer with a history of working in the food production industry. He’s skilled in Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, and Working Capital Management. Mattijn previously worked at Sperwer Group as a treasurer and gained treasury experience at Nutreco, Friesland Campina, and ING Bank. He obtained a Master’s in Law from Maastricht University and a Master’s in Financial Management (MiF) at Tias Nimbas Business School. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Vion Food Group is an international meat producer with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany, and support offices in thirteen countries worldwide. With annual revenues of €5.1 billion, Vion is one of the world’s top 100 food & beverage companies. Vion supplies customers in its home markets of the Netherlands and Germany, in other countries in Europe, and the rest of the world. On the podcast, we discussed… How Mattijn first started his career in law before moving into finance and treasury Why Mattijn relocated to Vietnam and why he thinks travel is so beneficial for people’s careers Vion Food Groups operations and where Mattijn fits into that How Vion Food Group responded to COVID remote work challenges Why change is a natural part of treasury Why Mattijn believes that real-time data and machine learning are the future of treasury You can connect with Mattijn on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattijn-bak-ab1b41/?originalSubdomain=nl (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How can you add value to your treasury team? No matter what role you’re in, always look for ways to add value and support your team. That’s the advice that Jan Beukes, Group Treasurer at MultiChoice Group, shares in this episode of The Treasury Career Corner. Prior to his role at MultiChoice Group, Jan has had roles as Group Treasurer at AFGRI Group Holdings and Group Corporate Finance Manager at AFGRI Operations. He has also given talks at the EuroFinance https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.eurofinance.com%2feffective-finance-treasury-in-africa%2f&c=E,1,i9P00NSDOUgV04g_MIIyKQwNJ5F4CnDQEGx4UGDELsd6JvCLD8MdlaJX0mEuZFUr4U00gD64Tpxpik7G3T1tSbtUHJ9le7V5vRTQODUvhxwgzmtaFq4yLg,,&typo=1 (Effective Finance & Treasury Africa & Middle East) event. Jan’s background was originally in accounting before moving to treasury. He has a master’s degree in Forensic Accounting from North-West University in South Africa. MultiChoice is Africa's leading entertainment company. They create and secure the rights to phenomenal content from all over the world. This gets delivered through their Direct To Home (DTH), Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and online video entertainment services. Their entertainment platforms – DStv, GOtv, Showmax, and DStv Now – are a hub for approximately 14 million people across 50 countries. Through Irdeto, they are a world leader in digital platform security for video entertainment, connected transport, and IoT-connected industries. For this multinational group, Jan manages a centralised group treasury team overseeing all foreign exchange risk management activities, cash & liquidity optimisation structures, while also maintaining relationships with key regulatory, banking, and business partners. On the podcast, we discussed… How Jan first got started in the finance world Why emotional intelligence is an undervalued but vital skill Why it’s so important to get out of your comfort zone How Jan likes to give his team exposure to different roles and skills Why good teamwork is vital in treasury Jan’s tips for those thinking of getting into treasury You can connect with Jan on https://www.linkedin.com/in/janbeukes/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Welcome to the 150th episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast! If you’ve been following this podcast for a while now, you’ll have heard from top treasury professionals from around the world. In this episode, we turned the lens on the team behind the podcast – The Treasury Recruitment Company. Established in 2002, The Treasury Recruitment Company is a specialist recruitment agency that helps place treasury professionals at all levels from Treasury Analysts to Treasurers. We service clients throughout Europe, the US, Middle East, Far East, and Australasia to help treasury professionals find their dream jobs, no matter where they are. This 150th special episode gives you a look behind the curtain at the Treasury Recruitment team. We’ll be speaking with key members of the team - Carly, Eira, Joe, Katie, and finally CEO and Founder Mike Richards, about what goes on behind the scenes and what we love about the world of treasury. On this podcast, we discussed… Why each day in treasury recruitment is different How each member of the team ended up at The Treasury Recruitment Company What it takes to be a good treasury recruiter How Mike first started the Treasury Recruitment Company Why The Treasury Career Corner podcast was born Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How do you find a work-life balance in the busy world of treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined again by Wade Olsen, Co-Founder of Treasury Suite, for part two of a special two-part episode. We cover some more of Wade’s impressive career by delving into his time as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, which eventually turned into a remote role. Wade shares his thoughts about remote work and the challenges of maintaining a good work-life balance when working from home. He has previously spoken about this on https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/working-remotely-wade-olsen/?published=t (LinkedIn) as the pandemic made remote work essential for many. Wade then explains his ethos behind Treasury Suite, and how it was designed as a simpler alternative to more complex systems. https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) is a treasury technology solutions company that provides unique cash management, banking, and investor relations solutions. Treasury Suite exists to empower any treasury department, regardless of size or industry, with a leading global, scalable cloud-based treasury management system. Prior to Treasury Suite, Wade worked as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, Treasurer & VP Investor Relations for AMI Semiconductor, Treasurer & Director Investor Relations for Iomega Corporation, VP of Operations & Treasurer for Consonus, and Director Investor Relations & Treasurer for TenFold. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with a Master’s in International Management and MBA in Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Wade also holds certificates in Japanese Business and Law and a BA in Finance with a Minor in Japanese. On the podcast, we discussed… Wade’s background at Chugach Alaska Corporation and how the role became remote The challenges of maintaining a good work-life balance at home Why Wade wanted to build a more efficient treasury system Wade’s unique take on data sensitivity in marketing Why family and feeling centred at home are so important Why those new to the industry should prioritise experiences over salary You can connect with Wade on https://www.linkedin.com/in/wadeolsenjwo/ (LinkedIn) or learn more about https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) on their website. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How do you deal with challenges, changes, and demanding roles in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Wade Olsen, Co-Founder of Treasury Suite, in a brand-new two-part episode. We discuss his fascinating globe-trotting career in finance and everything that led to his decision to co-found Treasury Suite. Wade also shares some of his best tips for anyone looking to succeed in a treasury career. He speaks about why you must “embrace the chaos” and learn from all the different career challenges treasury offers up. https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) is a treasury technology solutions company that provides unique cash management, banking, and investor relations solutions. Treasury Suite exists to empower any treasury department, regardless of size or industry, with a leading global, scalable cloud-based treasury management system. Prior to Treasury Suite, Wade worked as Central Treasury Officer for Chugach Alaska Corporation, Treasurer & VP Investor Relations for AMI Semiconductor, Treasurer & Director Investor Relations for Iomega Corporation, VP of Operations & Treasurer for Consonus, and Director Investor Relations & Treasurer for TenFold. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) with a Master’s in International Management and MBA in Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Wade also holds certificates in Japanese Business and Law and a BA in Finance with a Minor in Japanese. On the podcast, we discussed… How Wade started out in finance and treasury Why Wade believes you need to “embrace the chaos” How you can learn a lot from challenging roles Why Utah is such a hub for finance and business Why Wade began thinking of a new treasury software solution You can connect with Wade on https://www.linkedin.com/in/wadeolsenjwo/ (LinkedIn) or learn more about https://www.treasurysuite.com/ (Treasury Suite) on their website. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How can you give back and create a positive impact in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Caroline Stockmann, Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, since February 2017. We discuss her fascinatingly varied background in the arts, charity, and finance and how she eventually became a treasury professional. Using her background in charity, she’s dedicated to giving back and creating a positive impact in every role she’s been in. She also shares some of the wellbeing practices the ACT now uses in the face of COVID-19 challenges. Prior to her role at the ACT, Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations, including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc, and Unilever/Bestfoods (Thailand, Netherlands, and UK). Much of her working life has been spent overseas. Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles on boards over the years. Some current roles include being a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers, and the International Group of Treasury Associations, as well as President of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (US). Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach, and passionate bell-ringer and is married with two children. Check out her weekly podcasts at https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.treasurers.org%2fstrategic-insights-podcasts&c=E,1,xTZJ7INWmuLuhhUY0_CMUHfDmJdE65gtT94rLskSv6_X3pHTW7Usy21cA5MESlc4Lc5sBdAzQdJWwXzWgAjNHGdSznLsW1MFzP5zH3CPo6o_5Zg,&typo=1 (www.treasurers.org/strategic-insights-podcasts). On the podcast, we discussed… How Caroline’s varied background eventually led her to finance and treasury The importance of taking new opportunities and trying new things Why Caroline believes the most important thing is relationships and connection How the ACT has reacted to COVID-19 with new wellbeing practices The challenges ahead in the future of treasury Caroline’s tips for those interested in a treasury career You can connect with Caroline on https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinestockmann/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Is automation the solution to challenges in treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Vasu Reddy, Treasury Director – Africa at GE. He discusses the challenges of working with multiple countries in South and Central Africa, handling different languages, currencies, and processes. He believes that automation and AI are the solutions to dealing with outdated treasury systems. Vasu is responsible for providing a strategic and operational overview on global funding, cash, investments, borrowings and foreign exchange management, and other treasury services for GE's operations. This includes trade finance and guarantees, credit risk, factoring, insurance, M&A transactions, and repatriations in Sub-Saharan Africa which spans over 25 countries. He also supports the business needs for providing strategic advice on contract structuring, currency and cash restrictions, market research, indicative pricing, and hedging and liquidity strategies. As well as this, he’s responsible for establishing and maintaining global, regional, and local banking relationships with preferred and approved banks, central banks, and financial institutions. Vasu joined GE from Chevron, South Africa, where he was the Senior Treasury Manager, covering South & Central Africa for seven years. Prior to that, he was at Land and Development Bank of SA before spending six years at Woolworths Holdings Ltd. He is a highly experienced professional with 24 years’ treasury, banking, and finance experience, having worked in multinational companies in retail, banking, oil & gas sectors, and diversified manufacturing and industrials. Vasu holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree, an Honours degree in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He also completed the Leadership Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business, Cape Town. Vasu is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, South Africa. On the podcast, we discussed… Vasu’s background in accounting and finance management Why Vasu believes that treasury roles are varied and far from mundane How dealing with multiple different cultures, currencies, languages, and processes is a challenge Why automation and new tech is vital for banks and treasury departments to invest in The challenge of remote work when working with lots of different people Vasu’s tips for getting ahead in a treasury role. You can connect with Vasu on https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasu-reddy-43613084/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
Is face-to-face communication still necessary in modern treasury? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Luc Vlaminck, Group Treasurer at Rémy Cointreau. He discusses why remote working is great, but face-to-face communication is more natural and effective. He shares his thoughts on the future of remote and flexible working. Rémy Cointreau is a French family-run Group whose origins date back to 1724. The Group has an international portfolio of spirits (cognac, liqueurs, and spirits) and is the result of the 1990 merger of holding companies owned by the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families, which controlled E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA, respectively. The Group is also the result of successive partnerships with other companies active in the same wines and spirits business lines. Today, approximately 1,800 employees are working within the Group around the world. Prior to Rémy Cointreau, Luc had roles at S.W.I.F.T, UCB and the Ingram Micro Coordination Centre. Luc is also a lecturer at ICHEC, an active member of the Payment Harmonization Commission of the EACT, and the SEPA End-Users consultation group at ECB. As of 2013, he has also been a board member of https://www.goodstogive.org/fr/ (Goods to Give), a not-for-profit organization. On the podcast, we discussed… Luc’s varied career across accounting and treasury The challenges of working with big multinational companies The importance of face-to-face communication  Why flexibility is important to keep workers happy Why it’s important to give back to the community Luc’s top tips for anyone interested in a career in treasury You can connect with Luc on https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucvlaminck/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
How do you maintain great working relationships in the treasury profession? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Anh Duong, Group Treasury Director at ERM. We discuss the need for good communication and the surprising effects of working from home during the pandemic. He shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of working from home, the work-life balance, and the importance of face-to-face interactions. ERM is an ESG consulting company with approximately 100 BUs, 5,000 people operating in 40 countries across six continents. ERM is a private equity-backed business whose principal investors are its 700 partners, AIMCo and OMERS (AIMCO and OMERS, two large Canadian retirement funds with $100b AUM). Prior to ERM, Anh had roles as Head of Treasury at Imperial College London, Head of Forward FX and Interest Rate Risk Management at BP plc, and Interest Rate Derivatives Trader at Barclays Capital. On the podcast, we discussed… The importance of being flexible and diplomatic when joining a new team of people The importance of earning respect by doing good work The effects of working from home on team communication and the work-life balance Why Anh often prefers phone calls over email to solve problems Why face-to-face interaction is so important Essential skills needed in treasury. You can connect with Anh on https://www.linkedin.com/in/anh-duong-erm/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
What is the best way to learn and grow in a treasury role? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Jesper Nielsen-Terp, Treasury and Credit Risk Management expert. He believes that one of the most important things you can do in your career is to always ask questions. We discuss how asking questions and getting advice can help you learn and make better decisions. We also talk about the best ways to implement new treasury systems, and why you should always be open to new processes. Jesper is an international and experienced Treasury, Risk, Cash, and Portfolio Manager/Executive with more than 20 years combined experience from the corporate treasury, credit, and banking/financial industries. He recently added strategic education from IMD to his portfolio. In the last 14 years, Jesper went from Treasury Analyst to Corporate Treasurer, working for a Fortune 500 company and, recently, a large international trading house. In those positions, he headed and designed corporate treasury functions, starting with a Blank Sheet Treasury to a full-scale implementation. This included people management and coaching highly professional employees, which enabled the team to excel in a high-performing organization. On the podcast, we discussed… Why it’s so important to ask questions in treasury Why it’s vital to revaluate treasury systems to improve efficiency How to choose the best treasury system The best ways to implement treasury system changes Jesper’s advice for those looking to take a similar career path You can connect Jesper on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jespernielsenterp/ (LinkedIn). You can also read Jesper's article https://treasuryxl.com/blog/blank-sheet-treasury-a-guideline-answering-the-how-when-and-why/ ('Blank Sheet Treasury – a Guideline answering the “How”, “When” and “Why”' )here. Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
How important is networking to getting ahead in a treasury career? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Remco de Vries, Group Treasurer at Experian, about networking in a treasury career. He discusses his accounting background and how trying new things and getting out of his comfort zone got him to where he is now. Experian is an Anglo-Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company. Experian collects and aggregates information on over 1 billion people and businesses, including 235 million individual U.S. consumers and more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Based in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates in 37 countries with offices in Brazil, the UK, and the United States. The company employs approximately 17,000 people and reported revenue of $5.2 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March 2020. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Remco has been Experian’s Group Treasurer since 2015 and is responsible for Experian’s global corporate treasury activities, which include funding, risk management, and cash management. Remco began his career with accountancy firm PwC in the Netherlands, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Remco worked for two years at PwC Birmingham, working mainly with large corporates. He then joined GUS plc in 2005 and was involved in setting up Experian’s treasury operations at its corporate head office in Dublin in 2007 after the group’s demerger. Remco holds a master’s degree in Business Economics, is a member of the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA), and is an Associate Member of the ACT. On the podcast, we discussed… Remco’s background in accounting and finance The benefits of starting with back-office treasury experience The challenges of recruiting the right people for treasury roles How Remco progressed in his career Why events and conferences are so useful to getting ahead in treasury Why it’s essential to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. You can connect with Remco on https://www.linkedin.com/in/remcodevries/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
What’s the key to developing a strong treasury career overseas? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Roshun Tulkens, Group Treasurer for Mantrac Group, about what steps he’s taken to build a strong career in treasury both in the UK and the Middle East. He discusses his treasury background, what made him move to the UAE and what advice he has for someone looking to develop a similar career. Mantrac Group is an authorized Caterpillar dealer, selling across three continents with revenue close to $2bn. Roshun heads the Treasury, Trade Finance and Insurance departments, and his primary responsibilities involve raising debt, cash/liquidity management, risk management, customer financing, and Treasury operations. Originally from the UK, Roshun has lived in the UAE since 2014. Prior to Mantrac, Roshun was Head of Treasury at RB, covering 60+ countries across LATAM, Africa, ME, and APAC. His responsibilities included all areas of international treasury and risk management. Before leaving the UK, Roshun worked for Burberry, with front, middle and back-office responsibilities. Other previous companies include Rexam, where he supported the rollout of a TMS, for which they won the Large Cap Treasury Team of the Year award. Roshun is also Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, became AMCT qualified in 2012, and obtained his MCT Diploma in February 2015.  On the podcast, we discussed… How Roshun first became hooked on a treasury career path What inspired him to move to the UAE to pursue treasury roles What it’s like to work in international treasury What the most challenging parts of an international treasury career are How important qualifications and networking were to Roshun when building his career Tips for those who want to work in treasury. You can connect with Roshun on https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshuntulkens/ (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show, please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts, https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!
Have you ever wondered how varied and dynamic a treasury career can be? In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I talk with Jay Steller, Assistant Treasurer at SI Group. He shares the story behind his career and gives tips for anyone looking to become a stand-out employee in the treasury profession. We discuss how varied the profession can be and all the different roles and industries treasury professionals can experience. SI Group is a performance additives and intermediates business offering a broad array of products that feed into diverse applications, including pharmaceuticals, plastics, oil and gas, and tires, among many others. They create solutions that provide formulators and manufacturers with the ability to increase efficacy, efficiency, productivity, and purity in countless industrial and consumer goods. Prior to this, Jay was an independent consultant providing advisory services and treasury advice to various companies in areas such as corporate treasury, enterprise risk management, and acquisition integration. His varied experience also includes working with the likes of Chase Bank, IBM and even Hershey’s chocolate company. On the podcast we discussed… How Jay broke into the finance and treasury industry How varied the treasury industry can be The different elements of treasury Jay has experienced What aspiring treasury professionals should focus on What employee characteristics stand out to managers Jay’s tips for career success in treasury You can connect with Jay on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaysteller/ (LinkedIn.) Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
How do you develop the skills and experience necessary for a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Hailey Laverty, Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotel Group plc (IHG). We discuss how she first started her treasury career in accounting, how she developed the necessary skills and experience to build her career, the importance of always going above and beyond the job description, and so much more! Hailey has been Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG) since 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in a wide range of treasury areas, including funding, cash management, systems, treasury control, and accounting. She completed the AMCT in 2012. Hailey started her career at Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 before moving to Rolls-Royce plc, where she spent ten years in various accounting and treasury roles. IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone, making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. They franchise, lease, manage or own nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, their global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. Their brands are well-known and loved the world over and include Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, to name just a few! On the podcast we discussed… How Hailey first started her finance career How she switched from accounting at Deloitte to engineering and then IHG What Hailey enjoys most about working in treasury How different industries have different working cultures within treasury The impact of the pandemic on the hotel industry and cash flow How to gain experience and skills outside of your usual job role What treasury professionals look for when hiring new talent You can connect with Hailey on https://www.linkedin.com/in/hailey-laverty-98557223 (LinkedIn). Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
In this extra special episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, you’ll get to listen in on a live webinar hosted by Mike for TMAC, the Treasury Management Association of Chicago. Mike speaks to the TMAC members about their treasury careers and offers his advice as a Treasury Recruiter with over 20 years of treasury recruitment expertise. He shares his expert advice on how to make your resume stand out, how to make the best first impression in a virtual job interview, and so much more. Over the past two decades, the world of treasury recruitment has changed beyond belief. It is not enough anymore to just have the perfect resume to get ahead in your career. You need to build an online personal brand that not only captures the attention of your audience but presents a powerful message to those seeking your treasury expertise. So, if a treasury career is in your future and you’re looking for expert advice to help you land your dream job, this is the episode for you! In this episode, you’ll learn: How to craft your resume offering some do’s and don’ts along the way Why having a powerful LinkedIn profile is a key to crafting your own personal brand How your LinkedIn profile can help advance your reputation and credibility as a treasury professional Mike discusses the brave new world of virtual interviewing What you need to do to prepare yourself for your next one to one grilling! The power of marginal gains   If you are looking for your next treasury career move or need advice about recruiting the next member of your treasury team then you can email Mike via mike@treasuryrecruitment.com Important Mentions & Links: https://treasuryrecruitment.com/treasury-library/ (Treasury Library) https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/ep039-defining-your-treasury-legacy-with-chris-fulton/ (Ep.39 of the Treasury Career Corner podcast – Defining Your Treasury Legacy with Chris Fulton) http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/ (Treasury Recruitment website) For the full YouTube video from the session visit https://youtu.be/fVuK8-0T1Ig (https://youtu.be/fVuK8-0T1Ig) Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury? Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. http://www.treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move! If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)! 
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John Fulton

An excellent listen - -thanks Mike and of course Topi.

May 2nd
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