What is treasury?
Treasury and accountancy as professions go hand-in-hand. While accountancy keeps all financial transactions in order, treasurers are strategic, financial managers dealing with the liquidity of a business and their decisions directly impact the profit, loss and financial health of a company.
Treasury gets cash into the right place, looks at financial risks and allows you to influence and engage in broader business strategy and decision-making.
Why is treasury relevant to me?
Many of the most successful directors of finance are dual qualified. Your accountancy background has already given you some of the skills and attributes needed to perform treasury functions and if you want to complement your ability to measure money with finance skills such as sourcing, making and managing money, then adding treasury to your skill set could be for you. By adding to your skill set you give yourself the best chance of reaching new career heights.
Why a career in treasury?
Treasury are for those who want to be part of broader business strategy and who want to be making decisions that affect its financial success.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, treasury is a role that is more respected and relied upon to make the most of all available money and resources, manage financial risk and create competitive advantage.
With its increasing profile and in-demand skillset, getting dual-qualified with a treasury qualification can enhance your earning potential and open up doors to global opportunities.
Where can I find out more?
The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the chartered body for treasurers, works closely with a global network of accounting bodies and together we raise the profile of finance professionals, connect like-minded individuals and open doors to new opportunities.
How can I expand my skill set?
The ACT sets the industry benchmark qualifications and training for treasury. Whether it’s a one day training course you’re after to get a flavour for what treasury is, or a formal qualification, you can be sure you’ll be complementing your existing skill set with a globally recognised mark of excellence.
Your accountancy background means that you can join the ACT’s qualification pathway without having to start out at the beginning. The Certificate in Treasury offers a suitable entry point for those with an accountancy background.
Special rates for ACCA members
Qualifications: If it’s a full treasury qualification you’re looking for, qualified ACCA members are exempt from the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF) meaning you can fast track straight onto the Certificate in Treasury (CertT). In addition, you are exempt from Unit 3 of CertT.
Short courses: Choose from the ACT’s extensive range of short courses. We offer preferential rates for ACCA members, so take advantage of the discount by ticking the accounting body box when booking.
Events: The ACT offers a full range of conferences, workshops, debates and lectures to meet the practical, day-to-day needs of those working in finance. Whether you’re an accountant or considering expanding your network and understanding of treasury, ACT events offer a valuable opportunity for you to build contacts and to exchange views and experiences.
Most of ACT's events are open to non-members as well as members.