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Stories from the Front

#167 – Why TMS Should Be the Cornerstone of Your Treasury Transformation

Host Craig Jeffery joins Ashley Pater, Chief Product Officer at GTreasury, to cover questions from their webinar on why a treasury management system (TMS) should be the cornerstone of your treasury transformation. They share valuable insights and examples on how to transition treasury operations to a modern and efficient technology stack, complete with automation and integration that allow organizations to focus on strategic tasks. Listen to find out more.

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#166 – 2021 B2B Payments Survey Results

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Gunita Bindra, Vice President of Product Management & Partnerships at Bottomline Technologies, to examine the 2021 B2B Payments survey results. Topics of discussion center around shifting technologies, unique tactics and leading practices used by organizations across the payments landscape. Listen in to find out what corporations and banks are doing to optimize processes and maximize efficiency in the world of finance.

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#165 – CTMfile Becoming Part of Strategic Treasurer

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Special Host Meredith Zonsius interviews Founder and Editor Jack Large of CTMfile and Founder and Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the reasons and synergies for joining forces. Listen in as they describe their new work together and what lies ahead.

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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.

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#164 – The Democratization of Programming: Tech Impact on Treasury & Risk

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Devanshu Bhatt, Sr. Vice President and Head of Treasury & Risk Solutions at Eka Software Solutions, to discuss how technology advances are impacting all aspects of our business lives and processes. Topics of discussion center around how low-code, no-code, app-based activities within a platform mindset are changing the technology and risk world and leading us closer to the democratization of programming. Listen to this engaging conversation to find out more.

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#163 – Linking Treasury to Organizational Vision

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews Stephanie Villatoro, Global Officer of Treasury at International Justice Mission, on linking treasury to organizational vision. She shares an overview of her career journey to the non-profit world, the powerful mission of the International Justice Mission, and the opportunities and challenges treasury is facing today. Listen in to learn how to better position yourself for success and fulfillment in treasury.

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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.

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#162 – Understanding How to Network (Raines International)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Allen Geller, Managing Director of Raines International, to discuss effective networking strategies. They discuss how to building strategic relationships and how to discover valuable insights to take your career to the next level. Listen in to this lively conversation to learn more.

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#161 – Becoming a Treasurer Series: Part 22 – Communication: Mars and Venus

How can you minimize the communication conflict between treasurers and controllers? On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Author Craig Jeffery continues a mix of interviews around his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter of discussion, “Communication: Mars and Venus,” explores the variety of ways the treasurer and controller see things differently. The reasons behind these differences are described and discussed, allowing for understanding between these two crucial financial players. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.

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#160 – Payment Transformations (SWIFT)

On this episode of the Treasury Update, Host Craig Jeffery joins Kalyani Bhatia, Head of Business Innovation for the Americas & UK Region at SWIFT, to examine payment transformations across the globe. They engage in a wide-ranging discussion covering the latest trends around payment challenges, optimizing newer technologies, enabling instant and frictionless payments, and more. Listen in to this lively discussion to learn how global banks are preparing to leverage new platforms.

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#159 – Modernizing AP Processing Survey Results

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Chris Clausen, Executive Director of Product Management at Deluxe Corporation, to discuss practices and plans for modernizing and automating accounts payable processes. They examine the influence of recent disruptions, the calibration of various pain points that drive change, and other motivators. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.

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#158 – Know Your Customer (KYC) for Corporates (SWIFT)

Why is KYC so important for corporates? Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Muriel Dewingaerden, Product Manager of KYC Compliance Services at SWIFT, to discuss KYC for corporates. They provide valuable insights on the evolution of KYC, the challenges corporates are facing today, streamlining the compliance process, KYC solutions and more. Listen in to learn how to protect your company from doing business with organizations or individuals involved in illegal activity.

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#157 – Becoming a Treasurer Series: Part 21 – Being a Partner, Not a Vendor

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter, entitled “Being a Partner, Not a Vendor,” lays the intellectual framework and reasons why treasurers must act as a business partner and use their unique strengths to support their organization’s overall success. Listen in to the conversation to learn more.

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#156 – Strategies for Managing Treasury (AFL)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Holly Olson, Corporate Treasurer at AFL, to discuss strategies for managing treasury. Topics of discussion center around treasury operations with a view to automated payments, risk management, support of global business units, fraud prevention and more. Listen in to learn effective strategies for optimizing treasury operations around the world.

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#155 – Examining an Enterprise Payment Optimization Mindset (TIS)

Host Craig Jeffery joins Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions, to discuss the concept of examining an enterprise payment optimization mindset. Topics of discussion center around payment pain points, innovative technology solutions, optimizing outbound payments, leading practices and more. Listen in to find out how to achieve global connectivity across banks, systems and providers while positioning your organizations for success.

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#154 – Becoming a Treasurer Series: Part 20 – Envisioning Treasury in the Future

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter, entitled “Envisioning Treasury in the Future,” takes a look at and makes predictions about what the future holds for treasurers. It explores what is expected to remain the same and what might change across several categories. Listen in to glean some treasury insights for your journey.

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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!

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#153 – Effective Recruiting Methods (Raines International)

On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Allen Geller, Managing Director of Raines International, for valuable insights on how to utilize recruiters to position treasurers and organizations for success. They discuss effective recruiting methods, the importance of diversity in the workplace, strategies for placement success and more. Listen in to learn how to maximize your potential in today’s work environment.

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#152 – Thoughts on Technology: An Interview with Microsoft’s George Zinn

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery interviews George Zinn, Microsoft’s recently retired Corporate Vice President & Treasurer. They explore his career journey in treasury, reflect on technology across several decades, and discuss his perspective on what differentiates aspiring treasurers. Listen in to this engaging conversation to find out more.

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21: Post-COVID Travel Surges for Pleasure, but Not for Work (Period 20)

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer deliver Period 20 results from the Global Recovery Monitor. This update reveals new kinds of trends and data around the economy, staffing, travel, organizational liquidity and more. Listen in to hear some surprising expectations reported by the treasury and finance community.

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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.

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#151 – The Future of Work – Part 2

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery continues his interview with Camille Felton, Principal Team Leader of Financial Analytics & Automation at Chick-fil-A, to discuss the future of work told through data stories. Listen in to part two as they continue their conversation around innovative technology solutions through insightful case studies.

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#150 – The Future of Work – Part 1

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, host Craig Jeffery sits down with Camille Felton, Principal Team Leader of Financial Analytics & Automation at Chick-fil-A, to discuss the future of work told through data stories. Topics of discussion center around new roles and developments at Chick-fil-A, innovative technology solutions, automation elements and insightful case studies. Listen in to this lively conversation to find out more.

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#149 – Research & Data Quality

Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer is interviewed on the importance of research and data quality. He explores leading practices and debunks misinformation around surveying tools and methodologies. Specific topics covered include longitudinal data, the depth of market research, significant sample sizes, accuracy, integrity and the problem of bot attacks. Listen in to know how to recognize quality data and detect misinformation in today’s treasury environment.

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#148 – Banking and Treasury: Continual Redesign as a Mindset (Synovus)

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Seth Marlowe, Senior Director and Head of Treasury Strategy at Synovus, to discuss the concept of continual redesign as a mindset with a view to banking and treasury. Topics of discussion center around digitalization of receivables and payments, the future of banking, new technology solutions and more. Listen in to this conversation for valuable insights into the banking world.

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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.

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#147 – Finance Optimization: Talking Changes with Cigna

On this episode of the 2021 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Scott Lambert, Treasury Managing Director of Cigna, to discuss finance optimization and treasury transformation activities across the global health service company. Topics of discussion center around hybrid workflows, payment security, data optimizations projects and technology innovations. Listen in to this engaging discussion to learn more.

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#146 – Learning from Literature, Part 19 – Enjoying Your Career Journey (J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan)

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature subseries featuring J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. This illustration expands upon the quote, “It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.” Listen in to learn some helpful tools, perspective and advice on how to enjoy your career journey in treasury.

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#145 – Becoming a Treasurer Series, Part 18 – Losses & Fraud: What Can Keep Treasurers Awake at Night

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Author Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter is called “Losses and Fraud: What Can Keep Treasurers Awake at Night.” Topics of discussion center around situations of great loss of assets and liquidity, examples of high profile fraudulent events, and guidance on how treasurers can best protect their organizations. Listen in and enjoy this popular series.

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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.

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#144 – Fintech Analyst Report Series – Part 3: Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle Solutions

In this final segment of the Treasury Update Podcast’s Fintech Analyst Report Series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius joins Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss key takeaways from the Supply Chain Finance & Cash Conversion Cycle Solutions Report. Topics of discussion center around factors that affect and drive supply chain finance, today’s challenges and solutions, leading practices and more.

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#143 – Fintech Analyst Report Series – Part 2: Treasury Aggregator

On this second part of the Treasury Update Podcast’s Fintech Analyst Report Series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius sits down with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery to discuss key takeaways from the 2020 Treasury Aggregator Analyst Report. They cover the pain points driving this technology, bank connectivity solutions, leading practices and more. Listen in to the discussion and enjoy the entire series.

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20: One-Year Milestone (Period 19)

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius joins Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer to discuss period nineteen results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. With a full year’s worth of data reported, they continue their discussions on the current state of recovery with a view to economic, health and social developments. Listen in to learn the major factors impacting treasury and finance organizations today.

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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.

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#141 – Part 2: Treasury’s Support of the Business

Host Craig Jeffery continues the 2021 Outlook series with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson plc, in Part 2: Treasury’s Support of the Business. Topics of discussion center around liquidity during the depths of the pandemic and throughout the recovery, as well as key success factors to help navigate potential changes in the year ahead.

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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.

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#140 – The Book of Alternative Data

On this special edition of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews author Saeed Amen on The Book of Alternative Data. They discuss methodologies and processes of leveraging non-traditional information sources in the context of investing, risk management and more. Listen in to learn the various uses of alternative data and how it can help you and your organization make better decisions.

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#139 – Becoming a Treasurer, Part 17: Process vs. Silo View

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, author Craig Jeffery is interviewed on a chapter in his book, The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth. The chapter is called “Process vs. Silo View” and covers vital treasury concepts around process efficiency, risk management and careful business advice. Listen in to learn successful treasury principles that will help equip you on your journey.

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#138 – 2021 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey Implications

Host Craig Jeffery joins Omri Kletter, Vice President of Fraud and Financial Crime at Bottomline, to discuss the results from the 2021 Treasury Fraud & Controls survey. This annual survey evaluates the current and projected impact of fraud on the finance and treasury environment. Practitioners from a broad range of industries are polled on their experiences with fraud and on the range of controls, safeguards and security practices employed to protect their financial assets and information.

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#137 – Treasury’s Speed of Change

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson plc, for a wide-ranging discussion around physical and virtual learning environments, seismic shifts in technology and processes, escalating cyberattacks, and the drive towards greater transparency in today’s treasury environment.

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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.

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#136 – TMS Toolkit Series – Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid

Host Craig Jeffery joins Mathilde Sanson, Chief Customer Officer of GTreasury, to discuss the final eBook of the TMS Toolkit Series, entitled Implementation: Pitfalls to Avoid. They consider this last hurdle organizations face in their journey to a new treasury management system and discuss the best way to ensure success – understanding the most common pitfalls and knowing the strategies to avoid them.

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19: Vaccines Result in Positive Outlook (Period 18)

On this episode of the Global Recovery Monitor series, Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer explore period eighteen’s results from the COVID-19 impact and response survey. This new data reveals how the news of vaccines resulted in a positive outlook across medical, economic and social fronts. It also covers shifts to top concerns, expectations on a global lockdown, and voluntary staff leave trends. Listen in to this important update reported by the treasury and finance community.

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#134 – Becoming a Treasurer, Part 16: The Not-to-Do List and the To-Do List

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery continues the Learning from Literature sub-series, this week showcasing Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” This illustration covers the opportunistic situations treasurers can take advantage of, as well as intentional directions with a view to career choices and approaches to life and tasks. Listen in on how to make choices that lead you to the road of success.

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#133 – Understanding, Measuring, and Managing Risk

Host Craig Jeffery joins Tony Krabill, Assistant Treasurer at Greif, for a conversation on understanding, measuring, and managing financial risk. This wide-ranging discussion covers the foundational elements of risk, including various types of exposures, organizational approaches, measurement and management methods, and effective hedging concepts.

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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.

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#131 – 2020 Treasury Perspectives Survey Implications

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Tom Gregory, SVP and Head of Treasury Management Sales at TD Bank, to discuss the findings from the 2020 Treasury Perspectives survey. For the third year running, this annual study polls treasury and finance professionals on their views regarding the economy, technology, industry innovation, and regulation to better understand top challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.

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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.

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#130 – 2020 B2B Payments Survey Implications

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Brian Greehan, Senior Vice President of Channel and Network Success at Bottomline Technologies, to examine survey results around shifting technologies, strategies, and practices used by organizations across the Business-to-Business (B2B) payments landscape.

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#129 – 2020 AFP Technology Panel Discussion

On this special episode on technology from the 2020 AFP Virtual Conference. Moderator Tom Gregory of TD Bank interviews Todd Yoder of Fluor Corporation, James Lock of J.P. Morgan Chase, Dr. Wolfgang Kalthoff of Coupa, and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the value of new technology and its potential future place in treasury management.

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#128 – 2020 Treasury in Review

Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, give us the 2020 year in review. As the new year approaches, he discusses the implications of activities to combat the virus that wreaked havoc earlier in the year for most areas of the economy and cover some elements of recovery while looking ahead to 2021.

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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.

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18: Voluntary Staff Leave Surprise

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer explore period seventeen’s results from the COVID-19 impact and response survey. This new data reveals surprising shifts in voluntary staff departures and a three-way tie in top concerns including staff safety protocols, access to adequate liquidity, and direct financial impact to businesses.

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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.

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#123 – 2020 AFP Security Panel Discussion: Protecting the Payments Process

On this special episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer features its 2020 Fintech Hotseat Security Panel discussion from the AFP Virtual Conference. Moderator Doug Hartsema of the Hartsema Group interviews Chris Gerda of Bottomline, Scott Lambert of Cigna, Mohammed Al-Zraiqat of Bottomline, and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer.

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#122 – When the Going Gets Tough, Relationships Matter

Host Craig Jeffery speaks with Dr. Kathy King-Griswold, Associate Treasurer and Director of Treasury Operations & Compliance at the University of Rochester, on her personal journey navigating treasury challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. They explore the importance of relationships during disruptive events, the management of capital when income sources are severely impacted, challenges around remote work and technology, and more.

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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.

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#121 – Accelerating Towards the Future State with Leading Processes

Host Craig Jeffery joins Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert, and Kevin Rice, Sr. Customer Success Manager of Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss learning from challenges through customer case study examples showcasing global logistics and manufacturing companies, leading practices for addressing resource restrictions and technology roadblocks, and key insights for effectively assessing and implementing processes across various projects.

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17: Optimism and Concerns

Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery on period sixteen’s results from the Global Recovery Monitor. This new iteration of the micro-survey showcases both optimism and concerns of organizational liquidity, today’s economic and health positions, upcoming elections and more.

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#120 – Adaptation of Higher Education

Host Craig Jeffery joins Timothy Hesler, Assistant Treasurer of the Global Banking, Cash Management and Treasury Operations group of New York University, to discuss the adaptation of higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including transitioning to the work-from-home environment and its impact on treasury and performance, responding to cyber fraud escalations, navigating technology challenges, and more.

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#119 – Modernizing AP/AR Processing Survey Implications

Craig Jeffery meets with Managing Director of Deluxe Corporation Dave Robertson to discuss the 2020 Modernizing AP/AR Processing Survey results. They examine the mindset shifts and key findings around the influence of recent disruptions, calibration of various pain points that drive change, and other motivators to upgrade AP/AR processes.

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#118 – Finance as a Strategic Partner

Host Craig Jeffery joins Anita Mehra, VP of Global Financial Services at Microsoft, to discuss ways to support customers and key partners in the most critical times, innovative approaches for business and personal growth, and recommendations to ensure adaptability and resilience across organizations.

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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.

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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.

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15: Back Towards Happiness

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer reveal period fourteen’s results from the Global Recovery Monitor. This new release shines a positive light on economic and health viewpoints. Top headlines include end-of-year job situations by industry, AR changes, outlook on liquidity positions, economic recovery estimates, and more.

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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.

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14: Are You Sitting Down?

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook cover the 13th period results from the Global Recovery Monitor. They go over how respondents feel about the outlook on health and economic positions, top concerns around work from home challenges, revenue level predictions, and more.

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#108 – The New Reality of Analytics and Compliance

Compliance and security matters are escalating in today’s business environment. Host Craig Jeffery talks with Scott Lambert, Treasury Managing Director of Cigna, on updating treasury organizations to reflect the new reality of analytics and compliance.

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#106 – The Rise and Fall of Carry: Author Interview 2020

On this special edition of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery interviews coauthor Kevin Coldiron on the book, The Rise of Carry: The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis. Listen in as they discuss the concept of carry and its historical and looming consequences.

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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.

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#105 – A Dialog on Cybersecurity

Host Craig Jeffery has a crucial conversation with Royston Da Costa of Ferguson plc on how cybersecurity has escalated in importance over the past few years as criminals have become more automated, persistent and patient with larger financial payouts for their crimes.

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13: Work from Home Challenges

Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook cover the 12th period results from the Global Recovery Monitor. Top headlines include significant challenges in the work from home environment, vendor payments slowing down, organizational outlook on liquidity positions, economic improvements, and health and financial normalcy.

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#104 – Wirecard: What Treasury Groups Must Learn

Special Host Meredith Zonsius interviews the author of The Strategic Treasurer: A Partnership for Corporate Growth, Craig Jeffery, on the Wirecard scandal. They discuss what led to this event, the early warning signs, and what treasury groups and C-Suite executives should learn from this situation.

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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.

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#101 – Technology: Experimentation and Perspectives

Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Todd Yoder, Global Director of Treasury at Fluor Corporation, to discuss the experimentation and perspectives on newer technology. They take a closer look at how artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies are being leveraged to add profitable value to treasury today.

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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.

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10: Staff Safety Concerns Rise

Episode Host Alexa Cook checks in with Craig Jeffery on the eighth week’s results from the Global Crisis Monitor. They discuss the shift from crisis to recovery. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are making this transition.

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09: Transitioning Out of Crisis

Episode Host Alexa Cook checks in with Craig Jeffery on the eighth week’s results from the Global Crisis Monitor. They discuss the shift from crisis to recovery. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are making this transition.

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#96 – Tales from the Front: COVID-19 Impact on the Hospitality Industry

Host Craig Jeffery talks with Maria D’Alessandro, Executive VP and CFO at Hospitality Ventures Management, on the hospitality industry in light of the COVID-19 shutdown. They discuss the rapidity of how this disruption unfolded and impacted the business in days. The crisis immediately altered all of the key results and measurements in the hotel business and forced many changes that were both hard and necessary to ensure the organization could survive and recover when the crisis passed. The conversation touches on financial statements, employee impacts, new risks, regulation changes and even opportunities. Listen in to this frank discussion to gain insights for managing risks and responding to immediate threats whatever industry you are in.

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08: Improving Situation

Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery cover the seventh week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They discuss an improved economic outlook, continued concerns around health, and how organizations are shifting their priorities.

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07: More Daylight but Health Issue Extends

Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer review the sixth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. These new results cover the new shifts on economic and health issues, what’s happening with finance projects involving tech firms and banks, the mindset on liquidity positions, and more.

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#94 – Being a Treasury Learner with Focus and Humility

Host Craig Jeffery interviews Todd Yoder of Fluor Corporation on being a treasury learner. With the approach of focus and humility as a way to deepen knowledge, they share effective learning techniques and tactical ways to achieve success as a treasurer in today’s shifting environment. Listen in to the discussion to learn more.

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06: Still Stormy with Signs of Daylight

Series Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the fifth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey focuses on reopening the economy and lifting the lockdown from a health, medical and economic standpoint. Listen in on this week’s results from treasury and finance professionals as we continue to monitor the situation.

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#92 – Making AR Undisruptible

From the grounding of planes during 9-11 to hurricanes and snowstorms to COVID-19, major issues wreak havoc on AR processes and disrupt vital cashflow and impacts a corporation’s relationship with their customers. Host Craig Jeffery joins Managing Director Dave Robertson and Product Manager Beth Bourgoin of Deluxe Corporation to discuss the reasons for and concepts around making accounts receivable undisruptible. They share valuable insights on major issues disrupting AR processes today and technology-enabled solutions to position companies for success. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.

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#91 – Architecting Modern Treasury Technology

Host Craig Jeffery joins Pete Srejovic, Chief Technology Officer at GTreasury, to discuss modern treasury technology. Topics of discussion center around market changes and expectations, new treasury requirements, the move to simpler and flexible models, security applications and more. Listen in to discover simple treasury solutions to better position your company for success.

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#88 – Protecting Against Fraud

Host Craig Jeffery joins Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer of Bottomline Technologies to discuss the results and strategies from the 2020 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey. Topics of discussion center corporate fraud concerns, security spend, hacking tactics, criminal innovation and more key findings.

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#84 – LIBOR Replacement: AFP Action and Advice

LIBOR will sunset after 2021 as the most widely used base rate across the world. Host Craig Jeffery joins Tom Hunt, CTP Director of Treasury Services at the Association for Financial Professionals to discuss their action and advice on LIBOR replacement. They share valuable insights on how this change is having a massive impact on companies around the globe. Listen into the discussion to learn how AFP is helping companies know what is happening, when that impacts them, and how to successfully prepare.

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#80 – Trends in Treasury

Kyriba VP of Sales Steve Bullock meets up with Host Craig Jeffery to discuss trends in treasury. With a focus on financial services and insurance companies, they share profitable insights into these businesses and what other industries can learn from them in both domestic and global markets. Topics of discussion center around technology expectations, data accessibility, software solutions and more. Listen into this engaging conversation to learn more.

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What It Means to Go Strategic

Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer kicks off the new #GoStrategic series with part one on what it means to go strategic. He provides an overview on why this series is relevant to treasurers and treasury leaders in 2020 and beyond.

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#78 – Preparing for LIBOR Replacement

Host Craig Jeffery kicks off the new year interviewing Jacqui Drew, Head of Sales and Account Management of ION Treasury on preparing for LIBOR replacement. They take an in-depth look at LIBOR and explore the background and situation that led to it. They also discuss replacement rates, the global impact on the market and more. Listen into the discussion to know what organizations should be thinking about and how to successfully prepare.

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#77 – What Did Treasury Achieve in 2019?

Meredith Zonsius, co-host of the Treasury Update Podcast, interviews Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer on the 2019 year in review. As the new year begins, they take a look back on the hottest treasury topics and discuss what’s next in 2020. They cover an array of topics encompassing what treasury has been working on, thinking about and acting on in 2019. Also, they discuss how that influences the mindset and plans of treasurers as they look forward to 2020. Listen into this insightful discussion.

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#76 – The Future of Treasury Technology: Fintech Hotseat Discussions

On this special episode, Strategic Treasurer shares highlights from its 2019 Fintech Hotseat Panel Discussion at the AFP Conference in Boston. Moderator Dave Robertson, Managing Director of Deluxe Payment Advisory Solutions joins Rick Burke, Head of Corporate Products and Services of TD Bank, Brian Greehan, VP of Bottomline Technologies, Ajith Thekadath, VP of Global Head B2B Connect Network at Visa, and Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer. Listen in as they discuss significant increases in payment volume, sustainability, real-time payments, complexity of payments and more. Enjoy the discussion.

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#75 – How AI and Machine Learning are being used in Treasury

Host Craig Jeffery leads an overseas interview with Viola Hechl-Schmied, Product Owner for Machine Learning at ION Treasury and Product Manager for ION’s Treasury Product ITS. They discuss insightful plans and a case study where treasury and treasury technology providers explore the use of machine learning. Listen into the discussion to find out what’s next for machine learning.

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#74 – 2020 Treasury Fraud and Controls

Host Craig Jeffery interviews Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer of Bottomline Technologies on the current and projected impact of fraud on the finance and treasury environment. Topics of discussion center around corporate fraud concerns, security spend, hacking tactics, recent events, and the significant value of the 2020 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey. Listen in to find out how you can better protect yourself and your organization against attacks.

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#73 – Real-Time Payments: Learning from the Customer

Live at the 2019 AFP Conference in Boston, Host Craig Jeffery joins special guests Jennifer Stanley, MUFG’s VP and Senior Product Manager of Real Time Payments, and Mark McCarthy, Managing Director of Energy & Power Transaction Banking, to discuss real-time payments with view to learning from the customer. Listen in as they explore this brand-new payment rail and the transformative value it’s bringing to business-to-consumer applications with a focus on the utility industry.

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#72 – Free-Range Check-In

Host Craig Jeffery checks in with Kyriba’s VP of Strategy Bob Stark in a wide-range session covering numerous topics. They engage in a colorful conversation on the impact of technology on jobs, the implications of the movement to the cloud by ERP systems, changes in digital currency dynamics, increasing standards on payment security, and real-time treasury – from faster payments to faster information. Listen in on this free-range discussion.

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#71 – Coffee Break Sessions: A New Show

Host Craig Jeffery meets up with Treasury Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the launch of Coffee Break Sessions, a new show featured on The Treasury Update Podcast. She shares her personal journey in treasury, the purpose and importance of the show, and why it’s relevant to treasury, finance and the business world. Listen in to find out more about this exciting new show released every first and third Thursday of the month.

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#70 – Know Your Customer Solutions

Banks and corporate treasury groups agree on the top compliance pain – KYC. On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Marie-Charlotte Henseval, Head of KYC Compliance Services at SWIFT on Know Your Customer Solutions. Topics of discussion center around the history of SWIFT, KYC principles, and the adoption and experience of banks and corporate treasury groups. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.

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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.”

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#69 – The Power of ION: Part 2 – Breadth, Depth, Scale and Innovation

Host Craig Jeffery continues his talk with CEO Rich Grossi of ION Treasury on the Power of ION. They dive into an in-depth discussion on behind the scenes elements on the technology front. Topics of discussion center around cloud innovation, market feedback, product expectations and more. Listen in to Part 2 of the Power of ION – Breadth, Depth, Scale and Innovation.

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#68 – The Power of ION – Breadth, Depth, Scale and Innovation

On this episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with CEO Rich Grossi of ION Treasury to discuss their new and improved strategy and corporate vision. They share valuable insights into how the largest provider of treasury and risk management solutions is driving value for customers and what’s next in their journey. Listen in to the discussion on the Power of ION.

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#67 – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Focus on Investments

The broader macro-economic shifts combined with reactive changes at central banks adds sufficient background noise to any discussion on investments. On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series, Craig Jeffery sits down with Managing Director Fred McMullen and Executive Director Rick Wilkinson of Morgan Stanley to discuss major shifts impacting investments today. Listen in to find out more.

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#61 – Understanding the Pain of Payments

Companies are facing a significant amount of payments pain as they grow and expand their global footprint. On this episode, host Craig Jeffery leads the discussion with Roger Comins, Senior Product Manager at GTreasury, on understanding these challenges and finding ways to address them, both internally and externally. Listen in to learn what is changing, why it matters and how it’s impacting organizations, treasury professionals and the end-to-end customer experience.

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#60 – How to Get Stuff Done: Networking, Noise, Niceties & Nurturing Your Career

This episode details the journey of a busy treasurer juggling career navigation, skill-set maintenance, goal achievement, professional development, work/life balance and more. How does one person handle all these tasks (along with many others!), while also moving up the financial practitioner maturity model? For answers and advice, tune in to hear Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical, share her inspiring story and useful insights with Craig Jeffery, our podcast host and company founder. As they explore a variety of methodical and meaningful approaches to making every moment count—both in the office AND at home—be sure to follow along and learn how to better position yourself for success and fulfillment in the years to come.

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#58 – 2019 Global Payments Survey Key Findings

Companies are feeling the pressure to adapt to new payment requirements and achieve results. Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Bob Stark, VP of Strategy at Kyriba, to discuss key findings from their 2019 Global Payments Survey. This research provides a comprehensive view of the global payments environment—with a focus on the treasury function—and identifies the technologies and processes that are top-of-mind now and will continue to be important in the coming years. Listen in to find out more.

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#57 – FAQs in Treasury: Round 3

On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Director, Craig Jeffery, shares valuable insights into the most frequently asked industry questions on accounting, hedging, working capital and more.

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#55 – Examining Data – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series

This new episode of the Treasury Update Podcast is part of our exciting Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series. From technology and payments innovations to compliance and operational shifts, major changes are occurring in today’s industry, with some already making formative impacts and others still in the “tremor” stage, signaling future hits. Listen in as Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, reveals insights into how regular data, tagged data and big data are major contributors to these seismic events creating tectonic transitions and deep-seated shock waves throughout the treasury industry.

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#54 – FAQs in Treasury: Round 2

On this episode of The Treasury Update podcast, Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer answers some of the most frequently asked questions in treasury on APIs, working capital, robotic process automation and more.

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#51 – Becoming a Treasurer, Part 6: Securing the Resources You Need

Modern treasurers often face serious resource overwhelm—growing responsibilities, increased payments complexities, inadequate staffing, lack of access to up-to-date software and more. In this 6th episode of the Becoming a Treasurer podcast series, Craig Jeffery shares valuable insights on securing everything you need to become successful in a treasury environment, from people and technology, to productivity and best practices. Listen in to learn more.

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#50 – Solving for Payment Challenges by Taking the End-to-End View

Expectations around payment methods are changing—customer experience is now a major driver, as well as cost efficiency concerns in insurance companies. Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Karen Molloy, VP & Treasurer of Northwestern Mutual, to discuss solving payment challenges by taking an end-to-end view. This approach provides maximum value for treasury and many other payment-intensive entities. Listen in and enjoy the discussion.

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#49 – Treasury Success in Today’s World: Relationships & Technology

On this episode of The Treasury Update podcast, Craig Jeffery speaks with Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars, about treasury success in today’s rapidly shifting financial world. Focusing on both relationships and technology, they explore evolving treasury roles and key success factors essential to the modern industry professional. Listen in to find out more.

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#48 – Transforming Treasury: A Dose of Realism

How do treasurers effectively drive change across an organization? On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery talks with Todd Picken, Treasurer at MassMutual to discuss the joys and opportunities of treasury transformation and how both need to be tempered with a dose of reality. From treasury operations to customer experience, they share valuable insights to help navigate real change across treasury environments. Topics of discussion center around achieving success through paying for transformation, moving the culture forward and getting technology to work. Listen in to find out more.

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#47 – Owning the Cash Conversion Cycle: Relationships & Technology

With a focus on both relationships and technology, Craig Jeffery and Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars, explore how treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable can best partner to optimize the cash convergence cycle and align KPI’s to support the overall success of organizations. Listen in to the discussion to find out more.

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#44 – Global Trends in Treasury Talent

Curious about treasury talent trends and how they may impact your career? Craig Jeffery interviews Treasury Talent Founder and Director Simon Lynch on shifting landscapes across the industry on a global scale. Topics of discussion cover the rise of treasury roles among non-bank lenders, the executive demand for relational soft skills in a data-driven world, and the predictions you need for a successful future in treasury.

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#43 – Bank Fee Management

Does managing bank fees seem like a daunting endeavor? Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery sits down with Senior Treasury Consultant Stephanie Villatoro to discuss the necessity of regular management review, the importance of fee differentiation, and the value of market awareness on both an international and domestic level. Listen in to find out how to maintain proper bank fee oversight.

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#40 – 2019 Outlook: Q2 Corporate Investment Outlook

On this episode of the 2019 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery sits down with Executive Director Bob Leggett and Senior Portfolio Manager Mike Cha of Morgan Stanley to take a deeper look at the major shifts in short-term investing, the use of various instruments, and a number of macro shifts continuing to take place this year and beyond.

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#23 – Working Capital Solutions

On this episode, Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, and Edi Poloniato, Global Head of Working Capital Solutions of Kyriba discuss leading practices for corporate treasury to optimize working capital with an eye to both liquidity and profit.

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#20 – Faster and Better Payments

On this episode, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, and TD Bank’s Head of Corporate Products and Services, Rick Burke, discuss the convergence of changes taking place in developing technology and its applications for treasury.

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#18 – Empowering the Treasury Community

On this episode, Host Craig Jeffery and ION Treasury’s Global Head of Corporate Development Alex Triplett share valuable insights on empowering the treasury community through operational best practices, machine learning techniques, and using data science to inform optimal decision making.

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#5 – Expanding the Use of Tax Credits

This podcast introduces the fundamentals of Tax Equity Investing for corporations with a focus on tax credits. Tax equity investing aligns the interest of state and federal government (housing, energy, economic growth) and business (support for ESG and increased economic value). In this session, Craig Jeffery the managing partner of Strategic Treasurer interviews George Strobel the head of Monarch Private Capital to explore the motivations of government and corporate participants and mechanics of tax equity investments.

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#3 – Treasury Fraud and Controls Survey 2018

In 2018, Strategic Treasurer & Bottomline Technologies released the results from their 3rd annual Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey, which provided a comprehensive view of the current state to which fraud is impacting the financial environment. In this episode, Isaac Zaubi interviews Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, regarding some of the key findings from this survey. Discussion centers around topics including corporate fraud concerns and security spend, criminal innovation and common tactics used, and overall treasury fraud experience.

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#1 – Treasury Fraud: What You Should Know

Crime pays better now than before since criminals find more ways to steal and wreak havoc. Treasury and IT must be prepared to confront the massive and growing threat. Hear what the criminals are doing and what your organization must do to change the calculus.

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