Continued education and qualifications for career development

We asked two ACT members to describe their learning paths to date and how they supplement their workload through continuous learning. As we start the new year many of us will be looking at what we may need to do to develop our skills. We usually start this by looking at what we want to achieve and then think about how to get there. The end goal can often seem unobtainable but if we break this down into smaller, more manageable steps we can see how we can get there. Increasingly, members are looking to take control of their development

Journeys to success begin here

Every year the ACT helps grow skilled expertise in the treasury profession by awarding bursaries through the ACT Educational Trust charity. We are committed to providing world-class education and supporting students living in countries with developing economies, to gain relevant qualifications that are highly desired and sought after by employers. By giving students access to training and education that they would have otherwise not been able to access, the ACT Educational Trust Bursary scheme helps to lessen the current knowledge and skills gap between people and countries. This levelling up of access to opportunities allows students to specialise and go

The Year Ahead with the Future Leaders group

As we start a new year, and as I start my term as the Chair of the Future Leaders group, I thought it was a good opportunity to give you a brief reminder of what the group does. The ACT Future Leaders group is designed to support you while you are building and developing your knowledge and reputation. This dynamic and interactive forum will hopefully help you to grow and network with those in a similar position to you. We have a small working group, made up of individuals from various industries, that drives the agenda for the wider group.

2019 – The year of learning

As the new year kicks off, now is the perfect time to reflect and review your learning and development needs for this year (we know you have been meaning to do it). WE CAN HELP We train over a hundred of treasury and finance professionals every year and our face-to-face courses are the ideal way to learn valuable skills in a very short space of time – and action them as soon as you return to your desk. View all our courses at treasurers.org/training 2019 TRAINING SCHEDULE The A-Z of Corporate Treasury | 28-31 January 2019, Zurich   Advanced Cash

Season’s greetings

The year might be drawing to a close, but we are continuing to look forward. Over the past few months, we have been working hard to continually improve the ACT learning experience and are looking forward to sharing the changes with you. CHANGES HAVE BEEN IN THE MAKING Early in the new year we will be enhancing the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals, the Certificate in Treasury and the Diploma in Treasury Management study materials with additional webinars. Student feedback has indicated that the existing webinars are really useful in providing another perspective on challenging topic areas, so we hope you

The benefit of volunteering

In the spirit of International Volunteering Day on 5 December, you might be interested in the results of the recent NED and volunteering snap poll. The poll was part of a wider initiative looking at how members volunteer and followed a discussion at a recent volunteering member evening. As qualified treasurers, ACT members have a unique mix of experience and knowledge, underpinned by their ACT membership. Finance and treasury skills are in high demand from boards of both corporates and not-for-profits. Snap poll: The NED and volunteering snap poll was completed by 70 members and showed: Overall, there is a

Neuroscience and Resilience

Are you resilient or not? Resilience is our ability to bounce back when things don’t go as planned. It’s a quality that we all possess to some degree, but some of us can draw on it more easily than others can. Resilience is important because it keeps us on track until we reach our goals, it allows us to deal with difficult situations, and it helps us to grow by encouraging us to look at the positives and to manage stress. Neuroscience helps us to understand that the level of resilience we have is depended on our experiences and the

Non-executive directorships

Non-executive directors are essentially guardians of good corporate governance. They need to be aware of legal and regulatory issues, culture and business ethics, disclosure and transparency, risk management, monitoring, communication and trust as well as understanding and appointing the board of directors and committees. Being an NED is not a linear process, but a dynamic one. You need to be involved in all areas and focus on the strategy and direction of the company while not getting too focussed in the mechanics. Your role is to act as a sense check to the Board. The boardroom framework is made up