Treasurer

Job description

The treasurer role requires excellent communication, technology, problem-solving and analytical abilities. Candidates for treasurer usually need at least 10 years of professional experience, and public accounting experience is a plus. Companies seek applicants who possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics, and prefer advanced credentials such as a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a financial certification.

Typical duties of a treasurer

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with commercial bankers, allowing open discussion on terms of available financing
  • Researching and analyzing financing alternatives and providing recommendations
  • Structuring debt arrangements
  • Ensuring debt covenant compliance
  • Directing investments of corporate cash
  • Monitoring operating cash requirements
  • Communicating the company’s operating and financial performance goals and strategies to external investors and creditors
  • Hiring, training and retaining skilled staff