Date: June 2, 2016

Managing the Modern Treasury – Part 1 of 2

Session Description

This workshop is designed to help those responsible for managing treasury departments identify some of the key strategies, techniques, and benchmarks utilized by leading corporations. Attendees will receive an overview of cutting-edge corporate treasury management, and will leave with a checklist of ideas to help their treasury department add greater value to their company.


The workshop will be divided into 2 parts, each followed by Q&A and discussion time:


Part 1 - The Scope and Objectives of the Modern Treasury Function


The modern treasury is changing from a transaction processing function into a strategic corporate planning unit that can add tangible value to the company. This first session will focus on treasury’s new activities such as setting policies, risk management, managing working capital, global liquidity forecasting, internal consulting and financial compliance.


Part 2 - Identifying Opportunities and Alternatives for Treasury will be the next session.


Historically, treasury has had difficulty demonstrating its value. While the modern treasury maybe headed in one direction, its responsibilities still include:

  • the need to process transactions
  • minimize risk of financial loss from changes in the capital or FX markets, and 
  • account for changes to various G/L accounts
  • manage and report on current and future balances associated with cash, debt and investments across multiple currencies.


During this session we will discuss alternative methods treasury can use to leverage its existing staff resources while shifting its focus from processing to planning/analysis. Key to this transition process will be a discussion of:

  • setting financial policies, treasury goals & performance measures
  • how the use of technology can pay for the transition including sources of treasury technology from bank systems to ERP vendors
  • leveraging treasury resources: evaluating outsourcing vs in-house alternatives
  • current and future developments in treasury – setting priorities for change
  • practical “do’s and don’ts” when implementing treasury improvement projects. 


Speaker Information

Bruce Lynn has over 20 years of corporate and banking experience in all aspects of treasury and financial management, successfully tackling major assignments in such areas as treasury operations, cash management, strategic planning, credit, systems enhancements as well as operating and capital budgets. 


Bruce has been a contributor to the AFP’s TMA Journal and has made numerous presentation’s to the TMA at the regional and national level as well as presentations to the National Association of Corporate Treasurers (NACT).


Prior to starting the Financial Executives Consulting Group, he was a managing director of Greenwich Treasury Advisors, a treasury and risk management consulting firm. Also, he was a Vice President of Bankers Trust and Director of Cash Management for Ogden Corporation. During his many assignments he has worked in countries throughout Asia, Africa and Europe and with all levels of management up to and including the CEO level.


He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Lehigh University, an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).