Treasury Today April 2015

Published: Apr 2015



Stand out from the crowd

Nominations for the 2015 awards are now closed

Being good at your job isn’t the only prerequisite for getting ahead in your career. Today, it’s not just what you know that matters; it’s also who you know. Having a good profile at work is essential for your career. It means being trusted with the best projects and being first in line for promotion.

There are many steps that you can take within the company to raise your profile, from volunteering for assignments or representing the team at cross-functional meetings, to finding a good mentor. But nothing quite beats an independent external endorsement of your hard work and ability.

That’s why Treasury Today has introduced a new ‘Rising Star’ category to the Adam Smith Awards 2015 – to help recognise young talent coming through the treasury ranks. Are you a junior within treasury and are people already seeing your potential? Have you excelled in a professional qualification, or in a particular treasury project? You can either nominate yourself, or submit a nomination on behalf of a colleague who you think fits this category.

If you feel uncomfortable promoting yourself for an award (which you shouldn’t – if the decision makers in your organisation don’t know who you are, they also won’t know what you’re capable of), there’s always the opportunity to help raise your whole team’s profile instead by submitting a nomination in one of our subject-led categories. These cover everything from cash and working capital management to bank relationships, technology, foreign exchange and corporate social responsibility.

We also have two new geographical categories for 2015: Best in Class Treasury Solution in Africa and Best in Class Treasury Solution in the Middle East. The Treasury Today Woman of the Year and Top Treasury Team awards are also open for nominations.

In addition to raising awareness of individuals and the overall treasury function within the organisation, winning an Adam Smith Award is a great way to evidence innovation and thought leadership, as well as demonstrating excellence to your peers, partners, clients and investors.

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