Certificate in International Cash Management syllabus

The Certificate in International Cash Management is the definitive qualification in cash management for both corporate and financial institutions delivering significant insights from a global perspective.

It is suitable for cash managers requiring the skills necessary to implement cash management solutions at local and global levels to release cash for use by the organisation. It is also invaluable for bankers who develop and deliver cash management solutions for their clients by providing first hand examples of the priorities and challenges faced by a corporate. The qualification will help you to be confident in dealing with international cash management issues and add real value when selecting, implementing and negotiating cash management arrangements by being able to identify the optimal solution for your organisation.

The Certificate in International Cash Management is currently being updated to ensure we continue to give you the most up to date learning material. The revised qualification will start in October 2016.

What will I learn in the new syllabus?

The Certificate in International Cash Management covers a wide range of topics and consists of seven units:

  • Unit one: Cash management – the essentials
  • Unit two: Working capital management
  • Unit three: Making and receiving international payments
  • Unit four: The international cash management function
  • Unit five: Managing the international treasury function
  • Unit six: Managing cross-border liquidity and risk
  • Unit seven: Creating efficient international account structures

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How long will it take to complete my qualification?

Each unit will take you between 20 and 52 hours of study time to complete. In addition you will be required to attend a five day tuition school, so the qualification will take approximately 300 hours of study time in total.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Certificate in International Cash Management.

Assessment – How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through two exams. Units 1 and 2 of the new syllabus will be assessed through an online exam that will include multiple choice questions. This aims to test the knowledge and understanding of the syllabus along with the student’s ability to analyse and evaluate, and also to apply relevant approaches or techniques including making calculations.

Units 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will be assessed through a single online test which will require students to evaluate realistic situations, explain and discuss items, and to apply or suggest practical and relevant solutions and recommendations. Students will be expected to display a wide appreciation of the international cash management environment.

Please note: You will need to attend a compulsory 5-day tuition school. The ACT is the only provider for this tuition school. Attendance is compulsory in order to proceed to the exam, but does not contribute to your final result.

ACT membership

When booking onto the Certificate in International Cash Management you will become a student member of the ACT:

  • online subscription to The Treasurer magazine
  • careers resources
  • events, regional groups and webinars
  • policy and technical updates

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will be eligible to use the designatory letters CertICM.

Any questions?

You may have some questions about the changes or even if you wish to register your interest about enrolling for the October course, please get in touch with us, we're happy to help.

Email: academy@treasurers.org
Telephone: Edie Fairservice, Programme Manager, +44 (0)207 847 2568
Available Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (UK time)


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