Treasury is increasingly emerging as a distinct career choice, with demand for specialist treasury professionals now higher than ever.
A career in treasury is an opportunity to work at the heart of an organisation and provide valuable support to all key functions. At a more senior level, the role has developed into a corporate role responsible for financial and risk management, liquidity management, funding, insurance, investor relations, global supply chain and pricing.
Within industry, your remit may depend upon the size of the organisation.
In an SME, you may find yourself wholly responsible for the treasury function, but in a larger company your first move into treasury might be to assist the treasury team with bank administration, data analysis, cash forecasting or undertaking a technical treasury reporting role.
The profession offers a wide variety of consultancy type roles within the Big 4 and smaller advisory firms.
In this role, you will get exposure to some of the largest companies in the UK, working with the financial directors and CFOs of ever-changing businesses.
Some of the benefits of working in treasury include:
- The chance to work with key stakeholders of the businesses, and network with a wide range of professionals
- The opportunity for challenge and variety by working across the business in broad roles covering liquidity, funding, risk and investor relations
- Involvement in a wide range of business activities will put you in touch with senior management, who will work to develop your skills
- Conventionally small teams in treasury give you the chance to form close ties with other professionals and learn from their experience.
To talk to a consultant about your career in treasury, please get in touch with your local recruitment expert.