An in-depth introduction to the corporate treasury function in international markets over four days.


Yes, if you are:

  • a treasury manager, treasury dealer, treasury assistant, treasury accountant, or treasury controller 
  • 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, software vendor, or a consultant who wants to understand treasury from the customer’s perspective


  • 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


This corporate treasury course provides a complete overview of the corporate treasury function from strategy and organisation, to cash management, risk management and corporate finance over four days. We combine theoretical knowledge and insights into of 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.

Treasury strategy and organisation 

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

Financial risk management

  • Risk management framework
  • Foreign exchange risk
  • Interest rate risk management 
  • Credit risk management

Cash management and treasury processes and systems

  • Treasury operations and cash management
    • Payments and clearing systems – domestic and international
    • Evolving payments landscape
    • The role of cash management banks, selection and the RfP process
    • Cash management processes
    • Liquidity management structures
    • Cash flow forecasting 
  • Treasury processes and systems
    • Treasury technology landscape
    • Optimising processes and systems within the treasury department
    • Deep-dive into different treasury processes and systems

Corporate finance 

  • Concepts behind corporate financing and the risk to shareholder value
  • Execution of your corporate finance strategy
  • Means of financing available
  • Trends in the marketplace


It's all about: Treasury strategy and organisation and an introduction to the risk management framework
Before you dive in, you'll be greeted by the friendly ACT team and have the chance to get acquainted with your fellow international delegates and trainers. You’ll meet like-minded people and hopefully make some great contacts too! We conclude the first day with networking drinks kindly hosted by Zanders - a great opportunity to relax and talk some more with your fellow classmates and trainers. 
Focus on: Financial risk management
Today you'll build on the risk management framework, as focus shifts to practical application. You'll look at foreign exchange risk management, different derivatives used to hedge FX risk, financial hedging instruments, credit risk management and measurement of counterparty credit risk.
We talk: Cash management and treasury processes and systems
Drawing on content from Zanders’ many years of experience working with global corporate treasuries, we examine all aspects of daily cash management operations, look at what tools are at treasury’s disposal for managing their department more efficiently and identify opportunities for optimising processes and systems. We conclude day three with an optional dinner (self-funded) - another great opportunity to continue the chat with your fellow classmates and trainers.
Exploring: Corporate finance
Your last day starts with a look at concepts behind corporate financing and the risk to shareholder value and concludes with the execution of your corporate finance strategy.

Our experienced trainers use real-life examples, group work, cases studies and exercises throughout to encourage interaction. So come prepared to ask questions and get stuck into discussions to get the most out of your experience! 

Join us for a truly inspiring training session. Training courses are delivered in a safe environment for you to ask questions and learn practical skills you can immediately apply back in the work place. You’ll meet like-minded people and hopefully make some great contacts too. And we’ll look after you from the word go, offering booking, travel or accommodation advice and a warm welcome on the day.

We’re committed to making you feel welcome, you only need to ask


From great food to stationery we’ve got it covered


Useful handouts are supplied so you can refer back at any time


The A-Z course trainers are industry experts 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 organisations.

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 organisations. 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 FCT

Lisette is a Director at Zanders and has a broad experience in treasury and risk management. She has been involved in many strategy, organisation, 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.

Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies is a director at Zanders focused on supporting corporates in the field of treasury strategy and organisation, and cash management. Hugh has some 30 years of experience in cash and treasury management, principally on the banking side where he has worked with many clients on transformational projects to increase cash visibility, as well as centralise liquidity and payments through the establishment of in-house banks and/or payment factories. Hugh has been a regular tutor on client training programmes since joining Zanders in 2012 and facilitator of  corporate treasury roundtables.

Liam O'Caoimh FCT

Liam is a director at Zanders working in the corporate advisory practice. Liam joined Zanders in 2010 and advises banks and corporates on financial risk management, cash and liquidity management, treasury governance, control and policy, and treasury systems. Liam is a well-known tutor for seminars and training. During the past 10 years he has been a speaker/tutor on various training sessions, workshops and roundtables for different professional finance associations. Liam is an official SWIFT certified consultant and is a Fellow of the ACT, having completed the MCT Advanced Diploma.

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 finalising 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 Consultant 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.

Enjoyed seeing the market practices and best practice suggestions. The wide range of participants provide a rounded overview of different treasury structures

We can also deliver this corporate treasury training course to companies with teams that are interested in taking the course, tailoring it to your business needs. Find out more about in-company solutions here.


Dates and location:

25-28 June 2018, London


ACT members, students and CPD accredited employers: £3,750 + VAT

Other treasury/accountancy body members: £4,000 + VAT

Non-members: £4,250 + VAT


Early bird discounts - book by 28 May 2018 to save 15% on the course fee *

Group discounts - if three or more people from the same organisation book onto any ACT training course, they qualify for 25% off the combined course fee *

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Good mix of theory and practice including examples as well as links with current developments in treasury, such as PSD2 and AI.