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Certified Treasury Professional

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Course Overview

The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) is the premier certification for finance professionals worldwide who aspire for excellence within the banking, finance, investment, and treasury areas. The CTP exam is sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), and it is designed to test mastery of knowledge and skills required by treasury professionals to execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management. Upon completion of this course, students will have the requisite knowledge needed to navigate and successfully complete the CTP examination, and be better prepared for increasing responsibilities and roles within finance and treasury management.

Key Takeaways

Have a firm foundation in the areas of treasury management, risk management, and investment management
Obtain the knowledge needed to successfully navigate and pass the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) examination
Apply best practices in treasury management that will serve as a foundation for future growth and advancement within the finance profession
Create value in organizations through more efficient and effective application of treasury principles and best practices

Association for Financial Professionals
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The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves a network of more than 16,000 treasury and finance professionals. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, AFP provides members with breaking news, economic research and data on the evolving world of treasury and finance, as well as world-class treasury certification programs, networking events, financial analytical tools, training, and public policy representation to legislators and regulators. AFP is the daily resource for treasury and finance professionals. AFP’s global reach extends to over 150,000 treasury and financial professionals worldwide, including AFP of Canada, London-based gtnews, an on-line resource for the treasury and finance community, and bobsguide, a financial IT solutions network. The Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA), an AFP affiliate, represents more than 110 of the largest corporate pension funds in the U.S. with over $1.5 trillion in retirement plan assets

Course Outline

Part I – Introduction to Treasury Management
Chapter 1: The Role of Treasury Management
→ Introduction
→ The Role and Organization of Treasury Management
→ Finance and Treasury Organization
→ Corporate Governance
Part II – The Treasury Management Environment
Chapter 2: Legal, Regulatory, and Tax Environment
→ General Regulatory Environment
→ Financial Regulatory Regime
→ National/Regional Approaches to Legislation and Regulation
→ Tax Considerations for Treasury
→ Bankruptcy/Insolvency Laws
→ Trends in Regulation
Chapter 3: Banks and Financial Institutions
→ Financial Institutions: Functions and Services (Banks and Non-Banks)
Chapter 4: Payment Instruments and Systems
→ Payment Overview
→ Payment Instruments
→ Payments Systems
Chapter 5: Money Markets
→ Money Market Participants
→ Money Market Instruments
Part II – The Treasury Management Environment (Cont’d)
Chapter 6: Capital Markets
→ Structure of the Capital Markets
→ Debt Markets
→ Equity Market
Chapter 7: Relationship Management and Financial Service Provider (FSP) Selection
→ Bank Relationship Management
→ FSP Selection
→ Assessing the Risks of FSPs
Part III – Financial Reporting and Analysis
Chapter 8: Financial Reporting and Analysis
→ Uses of Financial Statements
→ Accounting Concepts and Standards
→ Financial Statement Reporting
→ Accounting for Derivatives, Hedges, and Foreign Exchange
→ Accounting for Governmental and Not-ForProfit (G/NFP) Organizations
Chapter 9: Financial Planning and Analysis
→ Time Value of Money
→ Capital Budgeting
→ Budgeting
→ Cost Behavior
→ Financial Statement Analysis
Part IV – Working Capital Management
Chapter 10: Introduction to Working Capital
→ The Link between Cash and Working Capital
→ Components of the Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
→ How Changes in Current Balance Sheet Accounts Impact External Financing
→ Strategies for Investing and Financing Working Capital
→ Management of Trade Credit and Accounts Receivable (A/R)
→ Management of Inventory
→ Management of Accounts Payable
→ International Working Capital Management Tools
Chapter 11: Working Capital Metrics→ Fundamental Working Capital Metrics
→ The Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
→ Calculations for Trade Credit Decisions
→ Accounts Receivable (A/R) Monitoring
Chapter 12: Disbursements, Collections, and Concentration
→ Disbursements
→ Collections
→ Concentration of Funds
Chapter 13: Short-Term Investing and Borrowing
→ Managing Short-Term Investments
→ Pricing and Yields of Short-Term Investments
→ Managing Short-Term Borrowing
→ Debt Financing
→ Market Information for Investors and Borrowers
Part IV – Working Capital Management (Cont’d)
Chapter 14: Cash Flow Forecasting
→ Purpose of Cash Flow Forecasting
→ Types of Forecasts
→ Forecasting Process
→ Forecasting Methods
→ Best Practices in Cash Flow Forecasting
Chapter 15: Technology in Treasury
→ Information Technology for Treasury
→ Treasury Management Systems (TMSs)
→ Project Management
→ Communication and Technology Developments
Part V – Risk Management
Chapter 16: Enterprise Risk Management
→ Risk Management
→ Categories of Risk
→ Techniques Used to Measure Risk
→ Managing Insurable Risks
→ Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Chapter 17: Financial Risk Management
→ Types of Financial Risk
→ Managing Financial Risk
→ Derivative Instruments as Financial Risk Management Tools
→ Managing interest Rate Exposure
Part V – Risk Management (Cont’d)
Chapter 17: Financial Risk Management (Cont’d)
→ Managing Foreign Rate Exposure
→ Managing Commodity Price Exposure
→ Accounting and Tax Implications of Financial Risk Management
→ Hedging Policy Statement
Chapter 18: Treasury Policies and Procedures
→ Overview of Treasury Policies and Procedures
→ Creating a Treasury Policy Document
→ Overview of Key Treasury Policies
Part VI – Financial Management
Chapter 19: Long-Term Investments
→ Valuation of Capital Market Securities
→ Managing Capital Market Investments
Chapter 20: The Capital Structure Decision and Management
→ Capital Structure
→ Raising Long-Term Capital
→ Managing Long-Term Capital
→ Alternative Financing

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Senior Treasury Analysts, Treasury Managers, Cash Managers, Directors, and other professionals with responsibilities in finance, treasury, and risk management. This course is also excellent for senior leaders who desire a firm foundation in treasury and its role in supporting business objectives.

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