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Episode 13 – Global Recovery Monitor Series: Work from Home Challenges

Series Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on 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. Listen in to this brief update as key findings are revealed on today’s global state of recovery.

Episode 104 – Wirecard: What Treasury Groups Must Learn

Wirecard made financial and international news recently. Through an audit, it was uncovered that 1.9B Euro ($2.1B USD) was missing and then determined to have never existed. 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. Listen in to this critical conversation to learn how to protect yourself and your organization against financial scrutiny.

Session 17 – Coffee Break Session: What are Common Payment Types?

Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook talks with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss the foundational elements of common payment types. They cover how these payment types have changed over the last few decades, the various shifts taking place across the corporate’s use of them today, and more. Tune in to this bite-size conversation to learn more.

Episode 103 – Continuous Learning in the Age of COVID-19: Real Learning through Virtual Conferences

The need for continuous learning remains critically important for treasury and finance leaders today. Host Craig Jeffery interviews Ernie Humphrey of Treasury Webinars on how virtual learning and networking is shifting in an era of social distancing with view to COVID-19. They explore what works the same, what works better and where are the gaps. Listen in to find out more on the latest developments in the virtual event space and the upcoming virtual forum, Treasury & Finance in the Next Normal.

Episode 12 – Global Recovery Monitor Series: Signs of Improvements: Getting Back to Work

Series Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the 11th period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This refreshing update focuses on signs of improvement with view to getting back to work. Topics of discussion also cover how treasury and finance professionals feel about their organization’s outlook on liquidity positions, economic improvements, time estimates for health and financial normalcy, and more. Listen in on this informative discussion on the global recovery and stay tuned in the weeks ahead.

Episode 102 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 9 – Risk Management Concepts

On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, on both the conceptual and technical side to risk management. They explore key concepts and principles that will help organize your approach and actions to better protect your organization and its cash flow and assets. Listen in to this insightful discussion to learn more.

Episode 16 – Coffee Break Session: What is Debt Compliance?

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. They describe what debt compliance means in various terms and cover compliance ratios and compliance reporting. Listen in and learn a little bit about debt compliance.

Episode 101 – Technology: Experimentation & 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 including RPA, machine learning, and other applications are being leveraged to add profitable value to treasury today. Listen in to this insightful discussion to find out more.

Episode 11 – Global Recovery Monitor Series: Signs of Improvements: AR, Orders & Liquidity

Series Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the 10th period results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They cover insightful results from the micro-survey revealing signs of improvements with view to organizational liquidity, AR, orders, and economic shifts around the globe. Listen in to the discussion to find out what’s happening with recovery today and the weeks ahead.

Episode 100 – Foundational Visibility: Seeing is Knowing

On this 100th episode of the podcast, Host Craig Jeffery joins Jon Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss the concept and imperative nature around foundational visibility in disruptive times. They share valuable insights on cashflow requirements, cash visibility, eliminating blind spots, good corporate conduct and more. Listen to this timely conversation to see why visibility is the driver in any good decision making in treasury today.

Episode 99 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 8 – Being Intentional with Technology

Technology is a key tool in all areas of finance – treasury is no exception. On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, on being intentional with technology. They discuss why technology matters in today’s environment for existing and new treasurers, key disciplines to keep current on the latest developments, how to position yourself for success and more.

Episode 10 – Global Recovery Monitor: Staff Safety Concerns Rise

Series Host Meredith Zonsius meets up with Craig Jeffery and Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the ninth period’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. Listen in and learn about the significant economic improvements and new developments with view to staffing, finance projects, liquidity positions and more.

Episode 98 – The Treasurer Map: Plan the Work and Work the Plan!

Host Craig Jeffery joins Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical, to discuss what treasury professionals can do to prepare and manage through challenging times. They share profitable insights on how to design a “treasurer map”, a robust and tested plan to help navigate through uncharted waters while staying the course to meet fixed deliverables. Listen in to the discussion to find out how to plan the work and work the plan.

Session 14 – Coffee Break Session: What are Debt Instruments?

What are debt instruments? Coffee Break Session Host Alexa Cook catches up with Strategic Treasurer’s 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. Tune in and learn a little bit about debt instruments.

Episode 97 – #GoStrategic Series: Go Strategic with Planning: Cadence & Structure

On part 7 of the #GoStrategic series, Special Host Meredith Zonsius speaks with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on staying radically focused with a cadence and structure around planning and accomplishment. They explore leading practices for long-term planning, understanding cycles (similar to sprints for those indoctrinated in Agile), discipline methodologies for development and growth, having an intentional mindset to successfully manage projects during a crisis, and more. Listen in to find out how to help move yourself and your organization to the next level of accomplishment and focus.

Episode 09 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: Transitioning Out of Crisis

Episode Host Alexa Cook checks in with Craig Jeffery on the eighth week’s results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They discuss the shift from crisis to recovery. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are making this transition.

Episode 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.

Session 07 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: Improving Situation

Series Host Meredith Zonsius checks in with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on 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. Listen in to find out how treasury and finance professionals are weighing in as the situation unfolds.

Session 13 – Coffee Break Sessions: What Is a 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. Listen in and learn a little bit about business continuity plans.

Episode 95 – #GoStrategic Series: Go Strategic with External Relationships

On part 6 of the #GoStrategic series, Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Debbi Denison, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, on going strategic with external relationships. This engaging discussion covers key external relationships that treasury needs to care about, how relationships vary across different types of organizations, and what is required for relationship management to be strategic. Listen in on the discussion and enjoy the entire series.

Episode 07 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: More Daylight but Health Issue Extends

Series Host Meredith Zonsius checks in with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on 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. Listen in to this brief discussion as treasury and finance professionals weigh in during these shifting times.

Episode 94 – Being a Treasury Learner with Focus and Humility

Host Craig Jeffery interviews Todd Yoder, Global Treasury Head of Derivatives & Hedging Capital Management & Technology Strategy at 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.

Episode 06 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: 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.

Episode 93 – 2020 Outlook Series: How the COVID-19 Crisis Is Reshaping and Accelerating Regulations and Compliance

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery talks with Tom Leitch, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Ian McNaughton, Head of Product UK, at TreasuryXpress to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is reshaping and accelerating regulations and compliance. This wide-range discussion covers the top regulatory challenges with a focus on open banking, KYC solutions, corporate initiatives, LIBOR replacement, the impact of COVID-19 and more. Listen in to find out how rapid changes are driving innovations and how tech must rise to the challenge for the greater good in turbulent times.

Episode 05 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: Economic Distancing and Lockdown Length

Special Host Meredith Zonsius talks with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery and Consultant Alexa Cook of Strategic Treasurer on the fourth week of results from the COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new wave of responses from treasury and finance professionals reveals major issues impacting our industry this week around changes to investing allocations, hedging activities with view to exposure to foreign currency, economic outlook and more.

Session 12 – Coffee Break Session: What is a Data Lake?

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. Tune in and learn a little bit about data lakes.

Episode 92 – Making AR Undisruptable

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.

Episode 04 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: 1-Year Outlook Turns Negative

Special Host Meredith Zonsius catches up with Alexa Cook and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the third wave of results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. This new iteration of the micro-survey reveals how respondents feel about their organization’s outlook on liquidity positions, the timing for paying vendors and suppliers compared to typical times, and the biggest hurdle to overcome in order to maintain treasury processes amid the pandemic.

Episode 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.

Episode 03 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: 7 More Months Until Spring Arrives

Special Host Meredith Zonsius maintains social distancing by joining a web meeting with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to explore the second wave of survey results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. Topics of discussion center around participant’s outlook on the economy across three time domains, changes in the sentiment with regard to liquidity, movement of staff working locations and key activities treasury is focusing on.

Session 11 – Coffee Break Session: What is Simple Treasury?

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. They define the term and provide insightful recommendations on how to simplify a treasury. Tune in to this brief session to learn more.

Episode 90 – 2020 Outlook Series: Moving ERP into the Cloud: Understanding Connectivity Strategies

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook series, Host Craig Jeffery meets with Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert at Treasury Intelligence Solutions to discuss moving ERP into the Cloud. They engage in a wide-range discussion around the rapid growth of planned ERP migrations across organizations and banks today. Topics include the latest platforms, elements impacting connectivity, understanding connectivity strategies and plans, and options to make the ERP migration process a success. Listen into the discussion to find out more.

Episode 02 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: Growing Liquidity Concern

Special Host Meredith Zonsius meets virtually with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the first wave of survey results from the weekly COVID-19 Impact & Response Survey. They uncover significant insights on major factors impacting treasury and finance groups amid this pandemic.

Topics of discussion include the view on organizational- and country-level responses and performance during the crisis and the level of concern across various dimensions including: liquidity, family, and counterparties. Listen in to learn about this week’s results so that together, we can monitor the situation and best support our treasury and finance community.

Episode 89 – 2020 Outlook Series: Forecasting the Future of Treasury with 2020 Vision

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Tracey Ferguson Knight, Director of Solution Engineering at HighRadius to discuss forecasting the future of treasury. They unveil the top focus area for treasurers in 2020 and discuss how to profitably overcome its biggest pain point. Topics of discussion center around cash forecasting, accounts receivable, forecasting models, artificial intelligence, treasury management systems and more. Listen in to find out how you can better position your company for success using a brand-new approach in the year ahead.

Episode 01 – Global Crisis Monitor Series: A Special Podcast Series Amid Covid-19

Special Host Meredith Zonsius sits down at a socially safe distance with Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer to discuss the launch of Global Crisis Monitor, a special series featured on the Treasury Update Podcast. They discuss the purpose and importance of this new series amid the COVID-19 pandemic, its relevance to the global market, and the Treasury Coalition, a new group of treasury-oriented firms. Together, these firms promote a weekly global survey covering critical issues and responses whenever a significant disruption is underway. Listen in to this series every Thursday to learn timely insights and how treasury professionals can help take positive steps to move our organization and nation forward.

Session 10 – Coffee Break Session: 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. They provide an overview of the controller’s function, how the position can vary across the public and private sector and its different levels. Listen into this short discussion to learn more.

Episode 88 – Protecting Against Fraud: Insights from the 2020 Treasury Fraud and Controls Survey

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 around corporate fraud concerns, security spend, hacking tactics, criminal innovation and more key findings. Listen in to find out how to better protect yourself and your organization against fraud.

Episode 87 – #GoStrategic Series: The Human Element: A Vital Part of Secure Treasury

On part 5 of the #GoStrategic series, Guest Host Alexa Cook meets up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer, to discuss why secure treasury is vital across organizations today. From a system perspective to organizational access and human elements, they share valuable insights on several layers of security. Listen into the discussion to find out how to protect your organization’s assets against sophisticated criminal activities.

Session 09 – Coffee Break Session: What is Float?

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. They talk about what float is, who it impacts, and how it effects available funds. Listen in and learn a little bit about float.

Episode 86 – 2020 Outlook Series: What’s New in Cloud Adoption and Cybersecurity

On this episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery meets with Mark Tirschwell, Chief Information Officer of ION Treasury, to discuss what’s new in cloud adoption and cybersecurity. Topics of discussion include the major opportunities and challenges emerging with cloud adoption, cybersecurity trends that are driving companies to use the cloud, how treasury solutions are being leveraged and more. Listen into the discussion to find out what organizations are facing in the year ahead.

Episode 85 – #GoStrategic Series: Strategic View on Compliance

Compliance often takes companies by surprise when there are changes to requirements. On this episode of the #GoStrategic series, Guest Host Stephanie Villatoro interviews Melody Hart, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, on how to transform an administrative burden by taking a strategic view on compliance. Listen in as they navigate a wide range of both existing and new compliance areas, and share how companies can better safeguard their assets.

Session 08 – Coffee Break Session: What is FBAR?

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. They define FBAR and discuss who is required to file and the repercussions one can face for not filing. Listen into this short discussion on FBAR.

Episode 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.

Episode 83 – #GoStrategic Series: Solving for Transparency with Merchant Cards

On part 3 of the #GoStrategic series, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Senior Treasury Consultant Stephanie Villatoro on the challenges of merchant card processing. They discuss why transparency to the fees are often misunderstood resulting in overlooked payments. Listen in and learn what you and your organization should look out for using this revenue collection stream.

Session 07 – What Is Merchant Card Processing?

What is merchant card processing? Coffee Break Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Treasury Consultant at Strategic Treasurer, to discuss the overall structure of merchant card processing and why it could be beneficial to your organization. Tune into this bite-size conversation to learn more.

Episode 82 – 2020 Outlook Series: Perspectives on Major Themes and Changes in the Industry

On this first episode of the 2020 Outlook podcast series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Ranjana Clark, who serves as Head of Global Transaction Banking and Transaction Banking Americas, and Bay Area President at MUFG, which is the fifth largest bank in the world with $2.9 trillion in assets. They discuss the major themes and changes impacting the industry around the globe. Topics of discussion center around payment digitization, cyber security, process automation, globalization and more. Listen in as they share valuable insights on how to position your organization for success in the year ahead.

Episode 81 – #GoStrategic Series: Part 2 – Domestic and International Bank Fees

Managing bank relationships is an integral piece of treasury management and it impacts multiple areas globally. On part 2 of the #GoStrategic series, Host Craig Jeffery catches up with Senior Treasury Consultant Stephanie Villatoro to discuss bank fees on both an international and domestic level. Topics of discussion center around cash management services, merchant cards, credit, foreign exchange, and bank relationships. Listen into this insightful discussion to learn more.

Episode 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.

Session 06 – What Are Bank Fees?

What are bank fees? Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Stephanie Villatoro, Senior Consultant at Strategic Treasurer to discuss bank fees. They dive in and discuss the typical bank fee structure and why bank fee management is so important to all organizations. Listen in to this bite-size session on bank fees and their management.

Episode 79 – #GoStrategic Series: 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. Topics of discussion focus on three success factors including creating structure around planning, eliminating operational and repetitive tasks, and relentless disciplining on achieving treasury goals. Listen in and enjoy the entire series.

Episode 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.

Session 05 – What Is Liquidity?

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. They examine the basic factors of liquidity and why cash visibility is vital for all organizations. Listen in for a quick review of liquidity.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 04 – What is eBAM?

What is eBAM? Special Host Alexa Cook catches up with Craig Jeffery, Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer to discuss electronic bank account management. They discuss the foundational elements of eBAM and why it’s relevant to all organizations. Listen in and learn how eBAM can benefit you and your organization.

Episode 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.

Episode 74 – 2020 Treasury Fraud & 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.

Session 03 – What is EDI?

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. They share valuable insights on how data is transmitted, transferred between companies, and what role EDI plays. Tune in to this short discussion to find out more.

Episode 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.

Episode 72 – Free-Range Check-in with Kyriba’s Bob Stark

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.

Session 02 – What is Working Capital? (Coffee Break Sessions)

Special Host Alexa Cook talks with Managing Director Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer on the concept of working capital. They take a closer look at how accountants, bankers and treasurers define and utilize the components of working capital. Listen in to this bite-size discussion to find out more.

Episode 71 – Coffee Break Sessions

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.

Episode 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.

Session 01 – What is Cash? (Coffee Break Sessions)

On this first episode, Host Alexa Cook kicks off the new series interviewing Craig Jeffery on how businesses define and view cash and why “cash is king.” Tune in to their discussion.

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

Host Craig Jeffery sits down with CEO Rich Grossi of ION Treasury for an in-depth discussion on behind the scenes elements on the technology front. They take a closer look at cloud innovation, market feedback and product expectations. Listen in to part 2 of the discussion on the Power of ION.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 66 – Cyber and Payment Security Update CTP Credits Available

Cyber and Payment Security is a serious topic impacting companies and organizations today. On this episode, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner Craig Jeffery discusses some perspectives on security that matters to payment, IT and treasury professionals. Listen in as he shares valuable updates and insights on fraud and covers some recent cyber and payment fraud events.

Episode 65 – FAQ’s in Treasury Round #4: Payment Hubs and Treasury Aggregators CTP Credits Available

Listen to answers of some of the most frequently asked questions by treasury and finance professionals. Managing Partner Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer shares valuable insights into key elements of centralized connectivity for treasury and accounts payable. Topics of discussion center around payment hubs, treasury aggregators, the importance of these services, and more. Join us as we continue with FAQ’s in Treasury with Round 4.

Episode 64 – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Open Treasury CTP Credits Available

Changes in technology generally present opportunities for Treasury. Data is being generated at rapidly increasing rates resulting in challenges of access, analysis and sharing. On this episode of the Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series, Host Craig Jeffery talks with Tracy Kantrowitz, VP and Chief Marketing Officer at TreasuryXpress to examine these data challenges in light of Open Treasury – the ability to seamlessly connect systems and data. Listen in to find out more.

Episode 63 – Becoming a Treasurer Series: Part 7 – Adaptation and Overcoming Blind Spots CTP Credits Available

Nearly everyone runs to their strengths and leverages the things they know to achieve a certain measure of success. Growth can then cease, and one can become less effective than they otherwise would be. On this episode of the Becoming A Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery examines some common blind spots and identifies methods of effectively compensating for these deficiencies to position treasurers for success. Listen in to learn more.

Episode 62 – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: The Readiness of Treasury for New Technology Disruption CTP Credits Available

On this episode of Strategic Treasurer’s Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury series, Podcast Host Craig Jeffery leads the discussion on new technology disruption with Seth Marlowe, SVP Strategist at Wells Fargo, Treasury Insights Consulting Group. Listen in as they discuss the primary cause and effect of this disconnect on treasury and what practitioners need to know today to get ready.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 59 – Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury Series: Better Payments CTP Credits Available

In today’s digital ecosystem, there are numerous events that may disrupt treasury and payments processes. As the third installment of an ongoing series, this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast—entitled Seismic Shifts in Corporate Treasury: Better Payments—features host Craig Jeffery and special guests Jennifer Stanley, MUFG’s VP and Senior Product Manager of Real Time Payments, and Sachin Thakur, MUFG’s Manager of Product Management and Development Group. Listen in as they explore key pain points in the payments process, examine the new payment scheme landscape and discuss how these changes are transformative through business-to-consumer case studies with real-time payments.

Episode 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 which technologies and processes are top-of-mind now and will be important in the coming years. Listen in to find out more.

Episode 57 – FAQs in Treasury: Round 3 CTP Credits Available

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. Topics of discussion center around accounting, hedging, working capital and more. Join us for round 3 of this popular series!

• 01:20 – Does accounting matter in treasury? Where does it matter? Should treasury book accounting entries?
• 07:00 – Do you want your hedges to make money?
• 11:13 – Are there any differences between publicly held companies vs. private, specifically regarding hedging?
• 13:40 – Do you want more working capital or less?
• 17:08 – What are the different perspectives of finance?

Episode 56 – Seismic Shifts in Higher Education and Healthcare Treasury CTP Credits Available

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.

Episode 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.

Episode 54 – FAQs in Treasury: Round 2 CTP Credits Available

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 and finance. Topics of discussion center around APIs, working capital, robotic process automation and more. Listen in to hear this insightful Round 2 continuation of our popular FAQs in Treasury session (episode #4).

• 01:27 – How is a TMS better than Excel for forecasting?
• 05:26 – What are APIs, and why should treasury care?
• 11:54 – What treasury events should I attend?
• 16:22 – RPA is robotic process automation; what do I need to know?

Episode 53 – SWIFT gpi: Making Cross-Border Payments as Seamless as Domestic Ones CTP Credits Available

The field of cross-border payment services is not only growing rapidly, it has morphed significantly since initial conception. On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery talks to Daniel Lynch, SWIFT GPI Payments Innovation Manager, about the current status of international payments. Discussion topics include the uptake of gpi, new developments and plans for expanding the value of proposition. Listen in and learn how this changing landscape is important to corporate treasury groups and bankers.

Episode 52 – Payment Priorities: The 2019 B2B Payments Survey Implications CTP Credits Available

What are companies doing to improve efficiency, controls and the overall B2B payments process? On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Andrea Eaton, VP of Marketing at Bottomline Technologies, to discuss findings and implications after our 2019 B2B Payments Survey. This research was designed to reveal developing trends on technology adoption, plans to spend and organizational goal-setting. Listen in to find out more.

Episode 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. On this 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

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

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery speaks with Ernie Humphrey, CEO of Treasury Webinars on the topic of owning the Cash Conversion Cycle. With a focus on both relationships and technology, they 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.

Episode 46 – Global Payments: Massive Changes CTP Credits Available

Global payments are presenting organizations with new challenges and opportunities. On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery engages with Bob Stark, VP of Strategy at Kyriba on the massive changes underway in payments. They collaborate on financial strategies, technology changes, new tools and other key factors that are driving significant payment changes on a global scale. Listen in to the discussion.

Episode 45 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 5 – How to Develop a Team CTP Credits Available

What should a Treasurer think about when putting together a dynamic team? On this must-listen episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery shares team building tips you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re building a team or revitalizing an existing one, his valuable insights into handling each scenario, as well as well as any differences arising from an organization’s culture, category or complexity—will ensure you find the right people with the optimal skill sets to effectively support your treasury goals. Listen in to learn more.

Episode 44 – Global Trends in Treasury Talent

Curious about treasury talent trends and how they may impact your career? On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, 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. Listen in to find out more.

Episode 43 – Bank Fee Management 

Does managing bank fees seem like a daunting endeavor? On this episode of the podcast, 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.

Episode 42 – Key Factors of Forecasting Success CTP Credits Available

Nearly all organizations are keenly focused on forecasting. For well over a decade, it has been a top priority for companies. And, they spend far too much time working on their forecast. They run into a variety of pitfalls which impact their forecasting ability, accuracy, and value. Craig Jeffery talks with Mike Zack of GTreasury on the key factors of forecasting success. With a step-by-step approach, they discuss how to systematize your forecast, avoid pitfalls, enhance global visibility and maybe even reduce fraud losses. Listen in to find out how you can better position your organization for success.

Episode 41 – The Future of Treasury Talent CTP Credits Available

How is the future of treasury talent changing? Craig Jeffery sits down with Mike Richards of The Treasury Recruitment Company to discuss the future of treasury talent and what it takes to have a successful career path. From personal branding techniques to goal-setting, they explore what treasury professionals need to know to stay visible and marketable today. Listen in to find out how you can take your career to the next level.

Episode 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 discuss the 2019 Q2 corporate investment outlook. They 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. Listen in to the discussion.

Episode 39 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 4 – How to Communicate Effectively *CTP Credits Available

How can treasurers communicate effectively? On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery covers key principles to help treasurers navigate internal and external communication challenges. From working with CFO’s to banks, he shares a practical view on having a clear purpose in your communication that will help drive decisions and achieve overall success within your organization.

Episode 38 – The Impact of Fraud on Treasury Practices *CTP Credits Available

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery sits down with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson PLC to discuss the topic of the impact of fraud on treasury practices. This insightful interview covers the biggest challenges on cyber fraud today, treasury’s responsibility to protect, and the leading practices to safeguard corporates and banks from an array of vital threats. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 37 – How to Modernize Treasury Practices *CTP Credits Available

Although technology automation is being touted as the next pivotal step for treasury groups to maximize efficiency, such initiatives only work if the proper internal structure and workflows are established prior to implementation. On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery sits down with Lee-Ann Perkins, Assistant Treasurer of ION Geophysical to discuss how to modernize treasury operations from a decentralized and manual treasury structure to a centralized and automated structure as experienced working for a global geoscience company. Listen in as they explore enhanced treasury solutions.

Episode 36 – Diving into Data, Part 2: Mobile Banking, Treasury Compliance, & Financial Technology Spend CTP Credits Available

On this second episode of Diving into Data, Isaac Zaubi and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer examine an additional round of key findings uncovered through the company’s 2018 industry surveys. Topics of discussion center on how corporate preferences and uses of mobile banking apps have shifted over time, what areas of compliance treasurers are most concerned about heading into 2019, and where elevated spend in financial technology is projected to occur over the course of the next year. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 35 – 2019 Outlook Series: Supply Chain Finance Outlook CTP Credits Available

On this episode of the 2019 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery speaks with CEO and President Cedric Bru of Taulia on the continued evolution of supply chain finance. Growing awareness of and access to SCF technology has democratized financing options such that even small organizations can now benefit from the network effect of these tools. Cedric shares insights into Taulia’s global expansion as well as his take on how companies can manage working capital and optimize cashflow. Listen in to discover what organizations need to know about SCF in 2019.

Episode 34 – 2019 Outlook Series: Treasury Management & Technology Outlook *CTP Credits Available

On this episode of the 2019 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery sits down with Paul Higdon, Co-CTO, and Michael Kolman, Head of Business Development, of ION Treasury to discuss their expectations for 2019. Paul and Mike provide insight on the reemergence of money market funds, LIBOR, the rise of open banking, predictive technology and machine learning, while explaining their notable significance from a treasury management perspective. Why should treasurers be aware of these topics and what will be their impact on their organization? Listen in to find out.

Episode 33 – A Movement Towards Equilibrium: The Situation of Treasury Fraud & Controls *CTP Credits Available

In 2019, treasurers are feeling more secure and able to defend their organization against fraud, but fraud still exists. Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer sits down with Chris Gerda, Risk and Fraud Prevention Officer and James Richardson, Head of Market Development of Bottomline Technologies to discuss the 2019 Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey Results. They describe how making and receiving secure payments should and should not look, along with other ways some need to step up and take action to prevent fraudulent behavior occurring in their organization. Listen in to their discussion.

Episode 32 – 2019 Outlook Series: Maximizing the Speed of Treasury *CTP Credits Available

How can treasurers maximize the speed of treasury in 2019 and beyond? On this episode of the 2019 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery interviews Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Leitch of TreasuryXpress on new methodologies and treasury systems that will increase speed dramatically, improve efficiencies, and scalability.  Listen in as they discuss real-life examples on how treasurers can remove friction and accelerate the speed of treasury.

Episode 31 – A Digital Strategy for Treasury CTP Credits Available

On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery sits down with Royston Da Costa, Assistant Group Treasurer at Ferguson PLC, to discuss the background of digital challenges facing treasury today. They provide valuable insights on how treasurers can harness potential technology to capture the data within their companies and groups to evaluate the forecast they desire more effectively. Listen in as they advise on a digital strategy for treasury.

Episode 30 – Diving into Data, Part 1: Cash Forecasting, Treasury Technology, & Fraud CTP Credits Available

On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Isaac Zaubi sits down with Craig Jeffery to analyze and discuss some of the key findings obtained through Strategic Treasurer’s 2018 industry surveys. Topics of discussion include the challenges associated with cash forecasting, trends related to treasury technology use, and how corporate fraud experiences differ according to company size. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 29 – 2019 Outlook Series: Global FX Outlook CTP Credits Available

On this episode of the 2019 Outlook series, Craig Jeffery sits down with David Pierce, Managing Director of Global Hedging Products at GPS Capital Markets, who has appeared on CNBC to discuss the impact of foreign exchange exposures on the US economy and worldwide.  Listen in as they share valuable insights into macro-trends and developments taking place for the coming year.

Episode 28 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 3 – What Do I Measure? CTP Credits Available

You can only keep your eyes on so many things. What do you need to focus on for operational activities, macroeconomic changes, and treasury projects you are driving? For optimal vision, we need depth perception.  And, for depth perception to be acute, we need measurements.  On this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery is interviewed by Meredith Zonsius on various types of measurements and standards while starting to explore the practice of setting goals and challenging your team. Listen in to the discussion on treasury measurement.

Episode 27 – Bank Relationships: Achieving a 360 Degree View CTP Credits Available

Managing bank relationships looks different, depending on the side of the table you are sitting on. Banks are quite formal in their approach to ensure a lasting, multi-level institutional connection. Most treasurers lean towards the informal side of the spectrum of relationship management, categorizing their relationships in tiers. On this episode of the podcast, Craig Jeffery and Stephanie Villatoro of Strategic Treasurer examine the business of bank relationship management. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 26 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 2 – What to Do When You Become the Treasurer CTP Credits Available

You got the job as Treasurer. Congratulations. What do you need to do now to lay the groundwork for success for the coming years? In this episode of the Becoming a Treasurer series, Craig Jeffery covers the conceptual roadmap to making your first few months in this role count. This discussion covers a variety of areas including staff planning, inventorying the issues and addressing them systematically, understanding differences required in your communication and establishing success.  Listen in on the discussion and enjoy the entire series.

Episode 25 – Compliance: Playing Catch Up CTP Credits Available

Since the financial crisis was well underway, the volume of regulations impacting treasury has been unprecedented. Are treasury groups current? Are they prepared to monitor impending regulations and emerging compliance requirements? In this episode of the podcast, Strategic Treasurer’s Craig Jeffery and Melody Hart explore some of the newer regulations and their impact: from KYC, Sanction Management, GDPR, Dodd-Frank and FBAR. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 24 – Becoming a Treasurer: Part 1 – How to Prepare CTP Credits Available

Part 1 in the Becoming a Treasurer series explores the varied and non-linear path of most treasurers and outlines two key areas a person pursuing the position of treasurer. Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer is interviewed by Meredith Zonsius on two necessary elements for everyone preparing to be a treasurer. This includes the mindset required and the varied experience or capacity needed. Listen in on the discussion.

Episode 23 – Working Capital Solutions CTP Credits Available

On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, 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.

Episode 22 – Treasury’s Journey in the Use of Robotic Process Automation CTP Credits Available

In this podcast Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer interviews Camille Felton and Steven Peterson of Chick-fil-A about their journey in the use of RPA and bots. The discussion covers what activities they targeted, the results that were achieved, and where they are looking next. Their use cases include managing banking statements and data, accounts payable activities, and sales & use tax reporting. Driving efficiency means reducing manual processes and errors. Listen in as we discuss bots in the treasury context.

Episode 21 – The OpenText Treasury Transformation Story ∗ CTP Credits Available

Ever wonder what it takes to make a treasury project an award-winning treasury project? OpenText recently won four major awards including: Alexander Hamilton, EuroFinance, Adam Smith and an AFP Pinnacle finalist. On this episode of The Treasury Update Podcast, Craig Jeffery, the Managing Partner of Strategic Treasurer discusses treasury transformation with Jon Burkhead, the Senior Director of Global Treasury at OpenText. This particular transformation included: banking relationships, treasury technology, and banking structures. Listen in as they discuss key elements of the ongoing OpenText transformation story.

Episode 20 – Faster and Better Payments CTP Credits Available

How much attention do payment transactions get in your day-to-day life? As a consumer, perhaps very little. As a treasurer, quite a lot – but will that always be the case? Can you envision a world in which payments are dead? On this episode of the Treasury Update Podcast, 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.  From enriched payment formats to faster and better payments, major shifts are occurring that will impact the future payment experiences of not only individual consumers, but also institutional transactions.  Listen in as they share valuable insights into the future of payments and how treasurers can be prepared for substantial and disruptive changes.

Episode 19 – Why Modern Treasury Technology Matters CTP Credits Available

Why does modern treasury technology matter? On this episode of the podcast, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner, Craig Jeffery, and GTreasury’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Alok Tyagi, discuss some of the largest challenges facing today’s digital treasury professional.  Listen in as they evaluate how technology is being leveraged to address these obstacles and learn of some ongoing innovations that will impact both the future use of these systems as well as future workflow realities for treasury operations.

Episode 18 – Empowering the Treasury Community ∗ CTP Credits Available

The role of the corporate treasurer is increasing in importance today.  On this episode of the podcast, Strategic Treasurer’s Managing Partner 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. They also discuss the benefits of the convergence of capital markets and the corporate community. Listen in as they explore how the treasury environment is being empowered through the innovative use of modern technology.

Episode 17 – What Makes Our Market Research Tick? CTP Credits Available

Over the past decade, Strategic Treasurer has worked diligently to develop an industry-wide treasury market research program, and today, nearly a dozen surveys are offered annually across topics including fraud, B2B payments, compliance, risk management, and technology. But what goes on behind the scenes? What is the ultimate goal of this research, and, most importantly – how is it being leveraged to drive greater understanding and awareness within the industry?

Episode 16 – Supply Chain Finance & Working Capital Insights for Treasury  ∗ CTP Credits Available

This podcast will discuss the modern-day advantages of supply chain finance, with a focus on the impact that such programs have on treasury. The discussion will draw on the 2018/19 Supply Chain Finance Analyst Report to highlight how technology and supply chain finance intertwine, analyze the ways treasury can use SCF Technology to optimize liquidity and working capital, and explore the data behind what is ultimately driving growth in the supply chain finance industry today.

Episode 15 – AFP Annual Conference Preparations

How can a person successfully plan for the 2018 AFP Annual Conference in Chicago?  Learn how to best manage multiple events, networking opportunities, and business connections that will produce positive results.

On today’s podcast, Strategic Treasurer’s Communications Manager Meredith Zonsius interviews Managing Partner Craig Jeffery on how first-timers can best plan for this conference and what they are doing to kick-off this exciting event.

Episode 14 – Is Your Treasury Technology Aligned with Your Needs? CTP Credits Available

Treasury and payment technology continues to rapidly develop while companies have been spending heavily in this area. Many firms find that their technology is not aligned with their needs resulting in costly inefficiency and frustration. Technology changes coupled with numerous complexity factors require treasury professionals to use an approach that fully contemplates current and emerging requirements across the full technology stack. Strategic Treasurer’s managing partner Craig Jeffery talks with Kristin Robertson and Jamie Florio of Bottomline Technologies on both the causes of technology misalignment and ways to address these challenges effectively.

Episode 13 – Unique Challenges to NGO Treasuries CTP Credits Available

Non-Governmental Organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, often operate globally, which involves a significant level of complexity. This complexity carries into treasury and dealing with remote banks, unique KYC requirements, and a wide-range of financial requirements. Strategic Treasurer’s Craig Jeffery interviews Stephen Zaubi of CARE International. Together they explore several challenges that NGO treasury groups address.

Episode 12 – Treasury Perspectives: Sensitivity to the Human Element in Security CTP Credits Available

Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer talks with Tom Gregory, TD Bank’s head of treasury management sales. They discuss the fraud environment and current statistics. Most interestingly, they explore a range of real-life fraud cases that have had either happy or unhappy endings and provide guidance to your organization to improve your odds for the former.

Episode 11 – Understanding When Tax Equity Investments Matter CTP Credits Available

Building on Episode 5 of the podcast, we move from examining the tax credit side of tax equity investing to making more involved tax equity investments. This will explore some of the structures and participants across the tax equity landscape which includes affordable housing and environmental investing (renewable energy). In addition to the economic side of these investments, the discussion covers the environment, social, and governance aspects which are key drivers for many organizations.  Craig Jeffery, the managing partner of Strategic Treasurer, discusses these topics with George Strobel, the head of Monarch Private Capital.

Episode 10 – Managing Your Technology Implementation CTP Credits Available

Adopting treasury technology can generate migraines no matter the type of technology. This session will focus on the primary challenges of a treasury tech implementation with an emphasis on treasury management systems. It covers the main technological changes and how these changes have had an impact on companies deploying this technology. The focus on challenges will be coupled with key recommendations and information on how to either solve or alleviate the pain of implementations. The discussion is guided by Isaac Zaubi as he interviews Craig Jeffery on the firm’s experience on projects and in the industry, incorporating data from several multi-year surveys to help the audience understand and identifying trends and changes.

Episode 9 – Stand Up Straight: A Proper Posture on Cyber Security CTP Credits Available

Discrete actions to protect the organization against cyber security threats are necessary. In order to be most effective an organization must take an appropriate posture that is directed to their entire operation. The entire operation includes the perimeter, interior and off-premises data and system. The IoT (internet of things) can’t be ignored as it sits within this domain. Craig Jeffery, Strategic Treasurer’s managing partner, continues the conversation with Craig Callé a former banker and CFO now founder of the security firm SourceCallé. This session builds upon their first podcast called: Understanding the 2nd chapter of the cloud.

Episode 8 – The Moral Reason for Security CTP Credits Available

Different reasons can motivate different behaviors. Security can be driven by a standard of which you meet the minimum level required. Security can be put in place to protect the organization against loss. What about the good of the client? Managing client data and assets and organizational responsibility should provide at least equal motivation to secure the data, systems, building and people. Using examples from personal experience and stories from movies the reasons and motivations for good security are discussed in depth. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery caught up with Mark Cuneo in our offices again. This time it was to dissect what he means by the moral reason for security. Mark is a card security expert from CardConnect, a First Data Company.

Episode 7 – Security: Understanding the 2nd Chapter of the Cloud CTP Credits Available

The movement of functionality and services to the cloud has been underway for over a decade. It began with sales management and has extended to every area of the corporate world. This has created an opportunity for better services to become available to more companies. At the same time the challenges that are raised need to be addressed. These include issues of data protection in all domains and understanding security must extend beyond the internal data center. Craig Jeffery, the managing partner of Strategic Treasurer discusses these topics with Craig Callé, founder of the security firm SourceCallé and a former CFO of Amazon Digital Services and other companies.

Episode 6 – Why Compliance Makes You Vulnerable CTP Credits Available

Setting your target as compliance with a security standard like PCI-DSS or SWIFT-CSP means you are accepting an older standard as your minimum. In this podcast, Craig Jeffery interviews Mark Cuneo a card security expert from CardConnect, a First Data Company to explore why that target is a problem and what the proper security viewpoint should be.

Episode 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.

Episode 4 – FAQs in Treasury – Round #1

Listen to some answers to some of the most frequently asked treasury questions. These are submitted by various treasury and finance professionals. Topics include: forecasting, PSD2 impacts, and more.

  • 01:15 – Why are TMS not as strong as Excel for forecasting?
  • 07:57 – What is PSD2 and does it have any impact on those in the US?
  • 13:52 – Is eBAM a growing trend? What will it take to get it going?
  • 18:13 – What will it take to make checks disappear from the payments landscape?
  • 21:52 – How do treasury ERP modules compare to TMS systems?
  • 28:41 – Do you think blockchain will be a standard treasury tool in the next decade?

Episode 3 – Treasury Fraud & Controls Survey

Isaac Zaubi and Craig Jeffery discuss the 2018 Treasury Fraud and Controls Survey results. This session reviews the 3rd annual instance seeing trends, changes, response and intent to spend on controls and combating fraud.

Episode 2 – Discussing Treasury Technology with Craig Jeffery CTP Credits Available

Treasury technology is rapidly changing. In this podcast we cover perspectives and thoughts on technology developments and plans uncovered from survey results and numerous client engagements. These perspectives come to us in the context of overall economic sentiment and after multiple years of significant technology improvements. Opportunities abound!

Episode 1 – Treasury Fraud: What You Should Know CTP Credits Available

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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