In the current financial environment CFOs and Board are demanding increased visibility and more effective management of the company's financial risks. Treasury has a central role in delivering to this agenda.
Core treasury activities such as funding and cash management have become increasingly business critical with market volatility and reduced availability of cash. Some treasurers are taking this a stage further, partnering with business management as technical risk advisors. This involves supporting the extraction of further value and the mitigation of risk from commercial activities, particularly around foreign exchange (FX), credit, cash and working capital. Some are taking strong steps outside their traditional sphere of influence into areas such as commodity risk management and pension funding. However, with tighter cost pressures on the business, how can treasurers achieve all of this with less?
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Given recent volatility do you have clear visibility, understanding and appropriate reponses to manage your FX risk in an ever more volatile and global business environment?
What is your approach to managing key commodity price risks and how does this impact treasury working with supply chain and procurement?
The changing tax landscape particularly the increased foxus on transfer pricing within treasury and financing structures; what does it mean for the way you 'do treasury'?
How will new accounting rules for treasury instruments impact you; do you understand and have an effective response to the potential impact of new accounting standards on your treasury activities
How will your treasury organisation be able to meet the future requirements of your business which are ever changing?
How should the treasurer be involved in setting standards for processes outside of the treasury function in a Shared Service Centre or business operation? Who owns their achievement and how will these need to change as a result of new regulations and technologies?
How will you implement and operate technology so taht you get the most out of your treasury and payment systems, especially as your business grows internationally?