November 9, 2007, Newsletter Issue #52: Treasury Director

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The Treasury Director is an upper level management position with responsibilities and duties differing based upon the entity’s size, geographical region, and individual qualifications. Typically, the position reports to the Vice President of Treasury. Generally, the Treasury Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the treasury finance. Responsibilities include:
Cash flow management (long and short term)
Cash management (such as deposits and payments, sweeps and funding)Investment management (portfolio strategy, broker relations, retirement plans)Capital management (capital raising, acquisitions & funding, letters of credit, tax-based strategies, leasing arrangements, shareholder activities such as dividends, stock splits, etc.Risk exposure management as far as foreign exchange, commodities, and energy are concerned.
Duties of the Treasury Director include:
Responsible for department personnel activity consisting of hiring/developing/leading and terminating treasury department staff.
Extensive experience and knowledge in a variety of industries, including foreign. They must also have extensive corporate finance experience Educationally, an advanced degree in finance and/or accounting is usually needed. A professional designation such as CFP is helpful. Salary ranges are around $100,000+.

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