Zanders Academy: Treasury Boot Camp
  • 6 - 8 November, 2017
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Zanders Academy: Treasury Boot Camp

6 – 8 November, Amsterdam
Course content

The training course is aimed at boosting your knowledge and skills in all fields of corporate treasury. On this three-day training course you will gain a broad understanding of the different treasury expertise areas and hot topics. We start with explaining the different ways of organizing a treasury function and the typical stages of development as a treasury organization matures.

Then we move into the various treasury activities, starting with a deep-dive into cash management. We also cover other treasury operations, such as cash flow forecasting, and how technology can optimize these processes. The remainder of the boot camp provides introductions to corporate finance and risk management. Each topic is supplemented by illustrative examples and exercise questions.

This course is ideal for finance professionals who are new to treasury or those looking for a thorough refresher.

 Who should attend
  • Treasury analysts
  • Treasury dealers
  • Treasury mid officers
  • Treasury back officers
  • Treasury accountants
  • Treasury controllers
Agenda highlights

08:30 Registration and refreshments
17:00 Wrap up and questions

6 November

Treasury Strategy & Organization – Liam O’Caoimh 

The Boot Camp starts with an introduction, followed by the role of Treasury in the company and the treasury enablers and activities. The following topics are discussed:

  • Corporate Treasury’s role in a global organization
  • Structure & design of the Treasury organization
  • Treasury governance (objectives, policy, reporting and performance management)

Corporate Finance – Sander van Tol

This session will start with the various concepts of corporate finance.

  • The definition of corporate finance
  • Corporate finance in relation to shareholder value
  • Optimizing financial structure (WACC, covenants, costs)
  • Funding instruments

7 November

Financial Risk Management – Job Wolters & Lisette Overmars

A general introduction to fundamentals of risk management. The focus is on building a coherent risk management framework that forms an integrated part of your business and on Foreign Exchange-, Interest Rate- and Credit risk management. The following items are on the agenda:

  • Financial Risk Management Framework
  • Risk quantification techniques (scenario, sensitivity, Value-at-Risk)
  • Foreign exchange risk management: FX markets, hedging instruments
  • Interest rate risk management: interest rates, duration, hedging instruments
  • Credit risk, especially counterparty risk (credit rating, probability of default)

8 November

Treasury Operations & Cash management – Hugh Davies

This section will review the aspects of daily cash management operations. What tools are at treasury’s disposal for managing the cash most efficiently? Cash flow forecasting is one of the most important roles in treasury, so how can that best be approached. Topics of this session include:

  • Daily cash management process
  • Liquidity products
  • Cash flow forecasting

Treasury Processes and Systems – Bart Timmerman

This session focusses on the treasury processes and automation of the processes. Discussion points include:

  • Treasury processes, roles and responsibilities
  • Strategic opportunities for corporates in technology
  • Treasury Management Systems, dealing and confirmation systems
  • Bank connectivity
  • Payment factories and in-house banking

Please find here the complete agenda.

The speakers biography can you find here.

At the end of the course you will have an in-depth understanding of
  • The role of treasury as a corporate function
  • The setup and interactions of a treasury function
  • The main treasury activities of corporate finance, cash management and financial risk management

Double Tree by Hilton
Amsterdam Central Station
Oosterdokstraat 4
1011 DK Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 530 08 15

The location is in the historic heart of Amsterdam, adjacent to Amsterdam Central Station and offers valet parking for attendees.

Zanders has a discounted rate at the Double Tree by Hilton Central Station for hotel rooms between November 6 and November 8. If you would like to make use of that rate, please make your hotel reservations using this link.


Total fees for three days Treasury Bootcamp are € 2,200 (ex. VAT). The fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments and evening program (voluntary) but exclude accommodation.


Click here for the Registration Form or contact Annelies Labots (+31 35 692 89 89) if you want more information about the Corporate Treasury Bootcamp.