The treasury department: the heart of a company


Classes taught in:
Start of classes:
03 June 2020
End of program:
17 June 2020
Class times:

Wednesday, June 3rd, 10th and 17th from 5 to 9 pm

Tuition fees:

Considering that 80% of companies go bankrupt due to a lack of liquidity rather than issues related to prices, salaries or products, knowing how to manage a company’s treasury is fundamental.

In order to boost a company’s liquidity management, knowledge is required of the treasury’s instruments and how and when to apply them, based on criteria to be studied in this Executive Education program.

By means of an essentially participative methodology, real situations in businesses will be debated with the program content as follows:

  • The importance of the treasury: roles and interrelationships
  • The ‘liquid’ itself: how to manage national and international monetary flows
  • The grounding principle: the cashflow forecast and how it helps in the decision-making process
  • The banks and how to fund deficits: the main banking instruments
  • Is funding available from sources other than banks?
  • And if liquidity is in excess, what should be done? Criteria for managing liquidity surpluses
  • And how can all this be negotiated with the banks?
  • Cashpooling as a form of centralising the management of a group’s treasury

What will you learn?

  • The ability to define the responsibilities, interrelationships and roles of the treasury for the company’s financial management
  • Improve decision-making in the field of liquidity
  • Develop efficient organisation strategies, selecting the best management instrument at each point in time
  • Forecast expected liquidity in order to fund deficits and capitalise on monetary excesses, effectively managing the techniques of banking negotiations

Who is it for?

  • Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Financial heads
  • Bank staff

Director of Studies

Xavier_OlsinaXavier Olsina, with a BSc in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona, is a Professor of Finance at the UPF Barcelona School of Management, the University of Barcelona and at the Institute of Financial Studies (IEF), and is former head of the treasury at ENHER/ENDESA, SEAT Volkswagen and the Grupo AGBAR, as well as founding partner of ASSET (Spanish Association of Financial Managers and Company Treasurers).