The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2020
  • November 2-6, 2020
  • Online

The A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2020

A complete overview of Corporate Treasury on 2-6 November, Virtual

Zanders is partnering with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) to deliver the A-Z of Corporate Treasury training. This is an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets.

This corporate treasury course provides you with a complete overview of the corporate treasury function from strategy and organization, to cash management, risk management and corporate finance over five days. We combine theoretical knowledge and insights into all aspects of the treasury function and activities with ‘real life’ case study examples so that you can really relate the core principles to your own work.

Is the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training right for you?

Yes, if you are:

  • a treasury manager, treasury dealer, treasury assistant, treasury accountant, or treasury controller working in corporate treasury
  • new to treasury or a specialist who requires an overview of the whole treasury function
  • someone who works with treasury internally such as an accountant, tax manager or an internal auditor
  • a banker, auditor or a software vendor who wants to understand treasury from the customer’s perspective

What will you gain from the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training?

  • an in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets
  • deep insight into the core areas and main treasury activities of corporate finance, cash management and financial risk management
  • an understanding of the role of treasury as a corporate function and how the department can add value in a strategic capacity
  • insight into the setup, structure and interactions of a treasury function and the different operating models
  • the ability to approach financial risk management in a structured way by applying a framework for managing your financial risks
  • a mix of theoretical and practical applications that can be immediately incorporated into your treasury function
  • access to senior practitioners from the corporate world who bring ‘real life’ perspective to the training based on experience from numerous corporate treasury projects

Course structure and program

Day 1: Treasury organization & strategy

09:00 – 09:30 BST:

09:30AM – 11:00AM BST:
Today’s opening session will introduce the spectrum of treasury operations including the role of corporate treasury and the best market practices in efficiently organizing a treasury department.

  • The evolving role of the corporate treasury department
  • Organizational business models for treasury
  • Governance and policy
  • Treasury objectives
  • Centralization models

13:30PM – 15:00PM BST:

  • Internal controls between back office, middle office and front office
  • Cooperation and integration with other corporate departments
  • Defining treasury KPIs and balanced scorecards
  • Implementing treasury reporting
Day 2: Treasury operations & cash management

09:30AM – 11:00AM BST:
On the 2nd day, the morning session will examine all aspects of daily treasury and cash management operations. What tools are at Treasury’s disposal for managing their department more efficiently.

  • Introduction
  • Daily cash management processes in the treasury department
  • The role of cash management banks
  • Clearing and payments systems – domestic and international

13:30PM – 15:00PM BST:
The session in the afternoon will cover Liquidity management structures and techniques, cash flow forecasting and look at how changing regulation is impacting the future of payments

  • Liquidity management structures
  • Netting and pooling
  • Virtual accounts
  • Cash flow forecasting – techniques and limitations
  • The future of payments
Day 3: Treasury systems & processes

09:30AM – 11:00AM BST:
The morning session on the third day focuses on the possibilities of optimizing processes within the treasury department

  • How to define and document treasury processes
  • An overview of the treasury technology landscape
  • An introduction to treasury management systems
  • Bank connectivity

13:30PM – 15:00PM BST:
The afternoon session on the third day takes a deep-dive into the different treasury systems.

  • Dealing and confirmations
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Payment factories and in-house banking
  • Emerging techology in treasury
Day 4: Financial risk management part 1 & 2

9.30AM – 11.00AM BST:
This first section gives a general introduction to fundamentals of risk management and on building a coherent framework to manage financial risks and then focusses practical application examining foreign exchange risk management.

  • Introduction and overview of the risk framework
  • Classification, identification and quantification
  • FX risk management objectives
  • FX risk management policy

13:30PM – 15:00PM BST:
The second part of the risk management program will focus on FX instruments and transactions, interest rate risk management, and credit risk management.

  • Spot and forward transactions
  • FX swaps & cross currency swaps
  • Options (plain vanilla options, caps & floors)
  • (Non-deliverable) forwards

Interest risk management

  • Measurement of interest rate risk
  • Yield curves

Credit risk management

  • Measurement of counterparty credit risk
  • Impact of credit spread and liquidity premiums
  • Credit ratings
  • Probability of default and loss given default calculations
Day 5: Corporate finance

09.30AM – 11.00AM BST:
The morning session on the last day starts with a look at concepts behind corporate financing and the risk to shareholder value and then looks at the execution of your corporate finance strategy. What means of financing are available and what are the trends in the marketplace?

  • Defining a corporate finance policy
  • Understanding shareholder value metrics
  • Optimizing the capital structure
  • Determination and application of WACC

13:30PM – 15:00PM BST:
The afternoon session on the last day looks at what means of financing are available and what are the trends in the marketplace?

  • Trends in corporate financing
  • Bank financing (bilateral and syndicated loans)
  • Public debt market (EMTN and Eurobonds)
  • Private placements
  • Alternative financing solutions
  • Loan documentation

Meet some of your trainers

The A-Z course trainers are experienced Zanders consultant who bring a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the course. They are subject matter experts in their field, with skills obtained and sharpened at multinational companies and non-profit organizations.

Sander van Tol

Sander is a Partner at Zanders and has over 20 years’ experience in treasury management, risk management and corporate finance. Since he started at Zanders in 1996, he has successfully advised many corporates and non-profit organizations. Sander is part time lecturer on corporate finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and on International Finance & Treasury Management at the Rotterdam School of Management. Furthermore he is the chairman of the advisory board of the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT).

Lisette Overmars

Lisette is a Director at Zanders and has a broad experience in treasury and risk management. She has been involved in many strategy, organization, cash management and risk management projects, and has both developed and implemented treasury policies. She has a thorough understanding of derivatives and is a regular tutor at risk management training sessions and seminars. Prior to joining Zanders she worked in different roles for ABN AMRO Bank. Lisette is a Fellow of the ACT, having completed the MCT Advanced Diploma.

David Moya

David Moya is a Senior Manager at Zanders in London and joined the company in 2018. Having worked previously for ION-Reval, Deloitte Spain and Iberia Airlines, David has a broad experience of 15+ years in Treasury, specialiZing in financial risk management, hedge accounting, cash management and TMS selections & implementations.

Bart Timmerman

Bart is a Director at Zanders and joined the company in 2007. Bart has in-depth understanding of international treasury, finance and accounting with expertise in treasury transformation and treasury technology. Before joining the company, Bart gained over 15 years of corporate treasury experience. Bart holds an MSc in Business Administration and is qualified as a certified implementation consultant for various treasury and risk systems.

Mark van Ommen

Mark van Ommen is a Principal at Zanders and joined the company in 2005. Mark has advised many large corporate clients on their treasury transformation projects including on topics such as risk management, cash and liquidity management, bank connectivity, in-house banking and payment factories. Through his extensive project experience he has developed a thorough understanding of all the major steps from building a solid business case to finalizing the implementation and roll-out of an end-to-end solution. Having worked for the Dutch office of Zanders for 6 years, Mark joined the UK consulting team in 2011. He holds an MSc in Business Administration and obtained the CFA designation in 2009. Mark is a regular guest lecturer at several UK universities.

Constantine Tyraskis

Constantine joined Zanders as a Senior Manager in January 2017. Constantine has a broad focus on treasury projects from strategy, risk and organization projects, to system upgrade and implementation work. Prior to joining Zanders, Constantine spent approximately four years within the Corporate Treasury department of Seadrill, an offshore drilling company. He holds an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in London where he specialized in Corporate Finance. Constantine is also a guest lecturer at UK universities.

Sander de Vries

Sander de Vries joined Zanders in 2012. Sander has relevant hands-on experience in cash management, corporate finance, cash flow forecasting, treasury transformation projects and financial risk management. He graduated with honors for the BSc Business Economics and he holds a MSc Finance degree. Sander also passed the ACT Risk Management certificate and passed the international Cash Management certificate with distinction.

Evaldas Balkys

Evaldas is Manager at Zanders Switzerland. Since joining Zanders in 2016 he helped a wide range of multinational corporates to optimize their treasury function. His focus areas include target operating model designs, treasury transformation projects, in-house banking, bank and treasury management system selection projects. Prior to joining Zanders he held several positions in treasury, financial controlling and credit risk. Evaldas is a CFA and FRM charterholder and has obtained the Diploma in Treasury Management.


This event will be held virtually.


Total fees for the A-Z of Corporate Treasury Training – Virtual Classroom 2020 are €2,000 (ex. VAT).


Date: 2-6 November 2020