The Treasury Update Podcast

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Treasury Update Podcast is provided for informational purposes only.  Statements made by any representative of Strategic Treasurer LLC during these podcast recordings are not intended as legal, business, tax or consulting advice. Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views, opinions or projections of Strategic Treasurer.