What is treasury?
Treasury in a company is key in determining the firm’s financial strategy and financial policy – advising on what businesses to invest in, organising the appropriate funding for this, and controlling the risk in the organisation.
A treasury department lies at the heart of an organisation's operations and is an exciting environment for a new graduate. However, entry into a treasury function is often not marketed directly to new graduates. The following guidelines offer advice to the ambitious graduate and those seeking a career change. Read on to find out how to enter the treasury profession.
In essence treasury management is all about handling the banking requirements, the funding for the business and managing financial risk. It therefore incorporates raising and managing money, currency, commodity and interest rate risk management and dealing, and, in some organisations, the related areas of insurance, pensions, property and taxation