For anyone interested in the corporate treasury landscape, here Aoibhín Byrne, Senior Associate with Barden and expert recruiter in recently qualified tax, practice and treasury careers, shares a quick insight into corporate treasury.
The role of the corporate treasurer is definitely an important one! And for those who wonder what treasurers do…they essentially manage the liquidity of the business i.e. they manage the current and future cash needs to meet current and future liabilities.
A great definition I came across describes treasury as “ensuring the right amount of cash, at the right time, at the right place and in the right currency”.
Generally, treasury can be broken down into three key areas:
1) Front office – manages funding and liquidity.
2) Middle office – risk management administration and reporting cross functionally.
3) Back office – supports the front office through administration and accounting.
Depending on the size of the organisation the treasury function may sit independently outside the finance team or the accountant may also look after treasury duties.
We’ve written lots more on treasury, what’s involved and the careers available. Click on the links below to find out more.
If you are at the early stages of your treasury career and keen to explore your options, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll take it from there.
A little bit about Aoibhín…
Aoibhín Byrne is a UCC graduate and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with French. In 2016 she joined KPMG Ireland where she trained and worked as a Tax Associate and was involved in the provision of corporate tax and advisory services to MNC’s across a variety of industries. Aoibhín is a Senior Associate with Barden. She joined the Barden team in 2019 and is an expert in recently qualified tax, practice an treasury careers.