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Try as they might, treasurers may never be able to totally dispense with the slow, manual and error prone application that is the spreadsheet. But rather than simply blaming software applications for data errors, should we be giving more serious thought to how we can improve the way we use them?
A request for proposal (RFP) is at the heart of any tendering process for the treasury department. And while many treasurers may be familiar with the RFP process, fundamental mistakes can still be made. In this article, experienced international treasurer, Trevor Horan, explains his process behind creating a best-in-class RFP.
Corporate failure to effectively manage commodity price swings is not an option – but is it a task for treasury or procurement? In an ideal world it is a shared responsibility says one risk expert.
In a story that might sound a little bit ‘far-fetched’ to some, earlier this week it was reported that the owners of 21 dog ‘couples’ have taken part in Beijing’s first ever collective pet wedding.
Indian bureaucracy may well be known for its sluggish procedures but having taken a painstaking 24 years to fire one employee, the government have taken protracted enquiries to a whole new level.
Are alternative finance providers really ‘lenders of last resort’? Or do they have something more to offer, even to businesses with strong bank relationships? In this article, industry experts explain why the business case for alternative finance is growing and what this means for the receivables finance industry.
Sundeep Arora joined the treasury team at WPP in 2013, after previously working in broader finance roles around the world. Here, Sundeep speaks to Treasury Today Asia about the biggest challenges he faced when first joining a treasury department, what makes treasury a great role and his advice for those considering a career in the profession.
Moving into Africa brings opportunities and risks that must be tackled if success is on the agenda. When it comes to mobilising cash, the same strengths and weaknesses must be dealt with to make the most of the experience. How can this be achieved?
A successful treasurer is one who achieves a good balance between investing excess cash and delivering the necessary cash resources to support company liquidity. In this article, we look at how categorising cash into separate portfolios enables consideration of the risk/return profile necessary to meet the company’s liquidity requirements.
Use of corporate cards is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, with more and more companies in the mid-market space embracing cards. What is driving this trend and when is the right time to get on board?