What is treasury?

Treasury and accountancy as professions go hand-in-hand. While accountancy keeps all financial transactions in order, treasurers are 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 successful directors of finance are dual qualified. Your accountancy background has already given you the skills and attributes needed to perform some treasury functions. If you want to complement these skills to make the most of available money and resources, manage financial risk and create competitive advantage, then adding treasury to your skill set could be for you. 

With its increasing profile and in-demand skill set, getting dual-qualified can help you reach new career heights, 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 ACCA and together we raise the profile of finance professionals, connect like-minded individuals and open doors to new opportunities.

Find out more about the ACT and treasury as a profession

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.

For more information on qualifications, please visit the ACT website

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.

For more information on short courses, please visit the ACT website

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. 

Please visit the ACT website to find out more about events