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The Treasurer's Toolkit 2 FOREWORD How did treasurers become the guardians of business risk? n the aftermath of the financial crisis, as banks' appetite to lend waned and businesses prioritised cashflow, corporate treasury teams were thrust into the spotlight. Since 2008, the role of the corporate treasurer has evolved, moving from diligent back-office function to more of a strategic advisor to the board. Today's corporate treasurers have a much broader remit, with the onslaught of regulations like Basel III, Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and the International Accounting Standards confirming their critical role in ensuring the survival and success of a business. To sustain this advisory relationship with senior stakeholders and further develop as a strategic lead in the global business landscape, corporate treasurers must understand the vital skills and relevant experiences that will not only help propel their careers but differentiate them from others in the market. In this ground-breaking report, Refinitiv has identified key trends in how corporate demands have shaped the skillsets, desired experience and typical profiles of the modern corporate treasurer. The research incorporated the views of 250 chief financial officers (CFOs), heads of finance and recruitment professionals across five continents, in businesses ranging in size from fewer than 100 employees to more than 5,000. This report takes a deeper dive into the research, unpacking the DNA of the successful treasurer, now and in the future. 78% of respondents agree that treasurers across the world are now expected to do more with less I

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