ACT and Kyriba’s survey of nearly 300 treasury professionals on a wide range of topics, ranging from technology use to strategic initiatives, and key initiatives and risks for the coming year revealed some interesting results:
What do worst and best:
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“The treasury team is certainly becoming more involved in bigger strategic decisions, but is seems that its influence and analysis still does not play the needed role in major initiatives outside the finance department,” said Andrew Burns, director of Kyriba UK. “One reason for this could be that treasury is undervalued for the impact its deep financial insight can have on these major programmes. In the 17 years I’ve been in treasury, I’ve seen significant strides in it becoming a more strategic function, but this research highlights there is still ground to cover. As companies continue to move toward Proactive Treasury Management, treasury can automate and streamline a range of daily tasks and focus its efforts on driving value across the business as a whole.”
Risk Factors in next year
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CTMfile take: Corporate treasury is definitely becoming more strategic, but not as much as some corporate treasury members think. The corporate treasurers concern about the effectiveness of their financial decision making is a surprise.