Coffee Break Sessions

Podcast Series

A part of the Treasury Update Podcast, Coffee Break Sessions are 6-12 minute bite-size episodes covering foundational topics and core treasury issues in about the same amount of time it takes you to drink your coffee. The show episodes are released every first and third Thursday of the month with Special Host and Treasury Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer.

Within days of joining the Strategic Treasurer team in May of 2019, Alexa Cook led four major corporate projects and further cemented her well-deserved status as a financial dynamo and innovative industry thinker. She has a domestic and global background in financial reporting, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, compliance, bank fee analysis, and much more. Take advantage of her knowledge by tuning in to Coffee Break Sessions!

Series Host

Alexa Cook
Treasury Consultant

SESSIONS MENU

01 – Cash

02 – Working Capital

03 – EDI

04 – eBAM

05 – Liquidity

06 – Bank Fees

07 – Merchant Card Processing

08 – FBAR

09 – Float

10 – A Controller

11 – Simple Treasury

12 – A Data Lake

13 – A Business Continuity Plan

14 – Debt Instruments

15 – A Blob

16 – Debt Compliance

17 – Common Payment Types

18 – KPIs

19 – Alternative Payment Types

20 – A Treasurer

21 – Global and Emerging Payment Types

22 – Mobile Device Management

23 – Open Treasury

24 – Bank Account Management

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26: What Is Global Financial Risk?

26: What Is Global Financial Risk?

What is global financial risk? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss global financial risk. They discuss what global financial risk can look like, giving insight into what treasurers can expect to see.

25: What Is Global Expansion?

25: What Is Global Expansion?

Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what global expansion is and the implications it has for treasury. They discuss some considerations for treasury to keep in mind when expanding globally and cover relevant differences between countries.

23: What Is Open Treasury?

23: What Is Open Treasury?

What is open treasury? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss the foundational elements of open treasury. They explore the purpose behind it, how it can be leveraged, and why it is important.

22: What Is Mobile Device Management?

22: What Is Mobile Device Management?

What is mobile device management? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss the foundational elements of mobile device management. They share insights on how it can be positively leveraged and why it’s important to treasury.

21: What are Global & Emerging Payment Types?

21: What are Global & Emerging Payment Types?

Host Alexa Cook sits down with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss both of these types of payments. They dive into some of the common payment types being used around the globe, new emerging payment methods and some pitfalls to watch out for.

20: What Is a Treasurer?

20: What Is a Treasurer?

Host Alexa Cook talks with colleague Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss the profession of a treasurer. Learn what is common for treasurer’s to do, some pathways to become a treasurer and more around their important role.

19: What Are Alternative Payment Types?

19: What Are Alternative Payment Types?

Host Alexa Cook meets up with Senior Consultant Stephanie Villatoro of Strategic Treasurer to discuss how alternative payments have evolved and how they are being used across organizations today.

18: What Are KPIs?

18: What Are KPIs?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Senior Consultant Melody Hart to discuss key performance indicators. They dive into the meaning and elements of KPIs and how they are typically used across organizations today.

17: What are Common Payment Types?

17: What are Common Payment Types?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss how common payment types have changed over the last few decades, the various shifts taking place across the corporate’s use of them today, and more.

16: What is Debt Compliance?

16: What is Debt Compliance?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook meets up with Senior Consultant Melody Hart of Strategic Treasurer Senior Consultant to discuss the foundational elements of debt compliance.

15: What is a Blob?

15: What is a Blob?

Coffee Break Session Host, Alexa Cook, catches up with Craig Jeffery to discuss what treasury executives need to know about blobs. They also talk through the differences between a blob and other forms of data storage.

14: What are Debt Instruments?

14: What are Debt Instruments?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Senior Consultant Melody Hart to discuss a high-level overview of debt instruments. They define debt instruments, its counter parties and different considerations for debt.

13: What is a Business Continuity Plan?

13: What is a Business Continuity Plan?

What is a business continuity plan? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook joins Senior Consultant Melody Hart to cover this topic in a bite-size conversation. They define what it is and why it’s important to have them in a number of scenarios.

12: What is a Data Lake?

12: What is a Data Lake?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook joins a Zoom meeting with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss data lakes. They provide an overview of data lakes and describe its different uses.

11: What is Simple Treasury?

11: What is Simple Treasury?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook speaks with Greg Parma a Vice President of Finance to discuss the foundational elements of simple treasury.

10: What is a Controller?

10: What is a Controller?

What is a controller? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with Kyle York, Corporate Controller at Commercial Contracting Corporation, to discuss the roles of a controller.

09: What is Float?

09: What is Float?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook sits down with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss the different aspects of float.

08: What is FBAR?

08: What is FBAR?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook sits down with Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss FBAR on a high level.

06: What Are Bank Fees?

06: What Are Bank Fees?

Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss bank fees.

05: What is Liquidity?

05: What is Liquidity?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss the elements of liquidity.

04: What is eBAM?

04: What is eBAM?

Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer to discuss electronic bank account management.

03: What is EDI?

03: What is EDI?

Special Host Alexa Cook meets up with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the key elements of Electronic Data Interchange.

02: What is Working Capital?

02: What is Working Capital?

Special Host Alexa Cook talks with Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the concept of working capital.

01: What is Cash?

01: What is Cash?

Special Host and Treasury Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer kicks off the new show interviewing Managing Partner Craig Jeffery on how businesses define and view cash and why “Cash is King.”