Summary of The Well-Connected Treasurer

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To be effective, today’s corporate treasurer must collaborate with colleagues and peers.


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Gone are the days when people viewed corporate treasurers as behind-the-scenes functionaries who simply controlled bank accounts and wrote checks. Today, with more companies maintaining a global presence and upping their M&A activity, treasurers shoulder a variety of responsibilities that put them front and center in a firm’s tactical and strategic picture. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s up-to-the-minute survey of corporate treasury staff across a broad industry spectrum shines a light on how the treasurer’s role has changed and how savvy professionals can prepare for their future. getAbstract recommends this article to treasurers, their staff and nonfinancial executives.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the role and image of corporate treasurers are changing,
  • How treasurers can maximize efficiency and work with operating departments, and
  • What treasurers must do to keep pace with their evolving roles.


The role of the corporate treasurer is changing, and treasurers are adapting in a variety of ways. While forecasting and controlling cash flow is still a central part of the job, doing so often involves centralizing data from a variety of sources, both domestic and foreign. For many treasurers, the ...
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