Supervise the financial affairs of a company.
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What's it like to be a Treasurer?

Treasurers are responsible for overseeing a company's budget and investments. They also work to minimize financial risks for the company. Treasurers supervise cash management and support proper expenditure to promote the growth of the business.

Tasks and duties

  • Overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements to management.
  • Ensuring that record-keeping and accounts comply with regulations.
  • Managing the receipt, banking and protection of company funds.
  • Advising senior managers on risk assessments including company loans, investments and liquidity.
  • Anticipating the company’s borrowing needs.
  • Maintaining the financial systems and policies controlling the company’s treasury activities.
  • Maintaining third-party financial activities.
  • Preparing budgets and financial statements.

How to become a Treasurer

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You usually need an advanced degree in finance, accounting or related field to work as a Treasurer.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in accounting, economics, finance, business management or a related field.
  2. Consider completing a masters degree in a relevant field to enhance your skills.
  3. Gain experience working in the financial sector. This could be in accounting, finance or fields with an investment focus.
  4. Pursue professional certification, such as a Treasury Certification Program, and eligibility, such as Local Treasury Eligibility. Although these are not essential, they can help you advance your career.

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