A strategic treasury focus boosts cash flow and minimizes risks

Treasury operations manage the lifeblood of their companies: cash liquidity. CFOs know that their treasury teams are critically important, handling everything from cash flow forecasts to optimizing working capital, along with foreign exchange currency risk and investing and borrowing. The team’s performance has a direct impact on the bottom line. Yet, 22 percent of CFOs and senior finance executives say they don’t see their treasury team as a profit center, according to a recent survey by CFO Research and Kyriba. And only a quarter of the executives say their treasury operations are operating at a high level with a strategic approach. This report examines what the survey says about the links between treasury and overall performance, the obstacles that treasury teams face and how CFOs can boost their treasury performance to improve overall profitability.

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