Today’s treasurers are now expected to be at the forefront of a business’ financial decisions. But what characteristics and skills must treasurers have today? Having surveyed over 100 senior treasurers across the UK, we look to unravel their DNA and uncover what exactly it takes to become a head of treasury.
So what exactly makes up the DNA of a treasurer?
While the skills and qualifications of treasurers vary, our research has found that they share some common characteristics. Here are some of our key findings, which help to explain what makes up a successful treasurer’s DNA.
67% of those surveyed became a head of treasury within 10 years
Encouragingly, 87% of treasurers said they would choose treasury again if they were starting their career today
75% of respondents have an accounting or treasury qualification
Looking ahead to the future and the challenges facing the profession, treasurers believe that managing liquidity (40%), responding to increasing regulations (40%) and risk management (37%) are key
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