Coffee Break Sessions - Treasury Update Podcast
Coffee Break Sessions - Treasury Update Podcast

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 - Strategic Treasurer

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

25 – Global Expansion

26 – Global Financial Risk

27 – How to Address Global Financial Risk

28 – Benchmarking

29 – Payment Hub

30 – Lockbox

31 – Days Payables/Days Receivables

32 – Intercompany Loans

33 – Operating Accounts

34 – Concentration Accounts

35 – Header Accounts

36 – Collection Accounts

37 – Netting

38 – Disbursement Accounts

39 – Debits and Credits

40 – POBO and ROBO

41 – Payment Messaging vs Payment Movements

42 – Robotic Process Automation

43 – Straight-Through Processing

44 – ISO 20022

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47: What Is an API?

47: What Is an API?

What is an API? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery to discuss APIs. They discuss what they are, how they have evolved, and how they can be used in Treasury. Listen and learn a little bit about API’s.

46: What Is the SWIFT Customer Security Program?

46: What Is the SWIFT Customer Security Program?

What is the SWIFT Customer Security Program? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Founder and Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what SWIFT CSP is and for whom it is designed.

45: What Is PCI-DSS?

45: What Is PCI-DSS?

What is PCI-DSS? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what PCI-DSS is, who needs to pay attention to it and how it can reduce the costs associated with fraud.

44: What is ISO 20022?

44: What is ISO 20022?

What is ISO 20022? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss what ISO20022 is, how it’s pronounced, and how it has impacted the treasury world. Listen in and learn a little bit about ISO20022.

43: What Is Straight-Through Processing?

43: What Is Straight-Through Processing?

What is straight-through processing? On this episode of the Coffee Break Session, Host Alexa Cook talks with Craig Jeffery on what it is and some practical examples. Listen in to learn more.

42: What is Robotic Process Automation?

42: What is Robotic Process Automation?

What is robotic process automation? On this episode of the Coffee Break Session, Host Alexa Cook talks with Craig Jeffery to discuss the key points and benefits of robotic process automation (RPA). Listen in to learn more.

41: Payment Messaging vs Payment Movements

41: Payment Messaging vs Payment Movements

What is payment messaging vs payment movements? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa and Craig discuss the differences and examples in this bite-size episode. Listen in to learn more.

40: What Are POBO and ROBO?

40: What Are POBO and ROBO?

What are POBO and ROBO? This week on the Coffee Break Session, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss how POBO and ROBO are used and how your business could benefit from implementing them. Listen to this bite-sized episode to learn more!

39: What Are Debits and Credits?

39: What Are Debits and Credits?

What are debits and credits? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss debits and credits. They define what debits and credits are and discuss how they can be viewed differently from the customer side and the accountant side.

37: What Is Netting?

37: What Is Netting?

What is netting? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to discuss netting. They discuss what netting is, what different types of netting there are, and some benefits of netting. Listen in and learn a little bit about netting.

36: What Are Collection Accounts?

36: What Are Collection Accounts?

What are collection accounts? On this episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss what treasury needs to know about collection accounts, including what they are used for and who typically manages them. Listen in and learn a little bit about collection accounts.

35: What Are Header Accounts?

35: What Are Header Accounts?

What are header accounts? On this brief episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss what treasury needs to know about header accounts, including what they are used for and how they differ from concentration accounts. Listen in and learn a little bit about header accounts.

34: What Are Concentration Accounts?

34: What Are Concentration Accounts?

What are concentration accounts? On this episode of the Coffee Break Sessions, Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery. They discuss the main purpose of concentration accounts, their benefits, how many you should have, and whether there is any risk in using them.

33: What Are Operating Accounts?

33: What Are Operating Accounts?

What are operating accounts? Join Host Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery, Founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, as they discuss what operating accounts are and who will be using them.

32: What Are Intercompany Loans?

32: What Are Intercompany Loans?

What are intercompany loans? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, to consider what treasury needs to know about intercompany loans. They cover what intercompany loans are and discuss how they are typically used.

31: What Are Days Payables/Days Receivables?

31: What Are Days Payables/Days Receivables?

What are days payables and days receivables? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss this topic. They cover what days payables and days receivables are, why they are both important, and why treasury should care about them.

30: What Is a Lockbox?

30: What Is a Lockbox?

What is a lockbox? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what treasurers need to know about lockboxes. They cover what lockboxes are, how they differ in form, and why companies typically use lockboxes. Listen in and learn a little bit about lockboxes.

29: What Is a Payment Hub?

29: What Is a Payment Hub?

What is a payment hub? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss what treasurers need to know about payment hubs. They cover what payment hubs are, how they differ from other technologies, and some of the ways treasury can benefit from using them.

28: What Is Benchmarking?

28: What Is Benchmarking?

What is benchmarking? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss benchmarking. They discuss the what benchmarking is, who uses benchmarking and how it is applied to treasury’s.

27: How to Address Global Financial Risk?

27: How to Address Global Financial Risk?

How do you address global financial risk? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook and Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, take closer look at natural hedging, commodity risk and the changes we’ve seen through 2020.

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.”