treasuryXL expert Lee-Ann Perkins tells us that treasurers have a critical role in protecting finances, managing risk, and ensuring funding, all while considering the board’s policies and shareholder needs.


A treasurer’s primary responsibility is to safeguard and protect the return on financial assets, control the financial risks and ensure funding within parameters of board policy and shareholder needs. Given the complexity of the role, treasurers should think about and plan for risk in a comprehensive and strategic manner.

Identify and mitigate threats by:
managing liquidity to meet obligations,
monitoring financial market volatility,
assessing customer credit risk,
assessing operational and compliance risks.

Risk does not respect organizational structure and solutions should be global in nature.

Tip: If you don’t manage risk, it will manage you in one way or another!

Lee-Ann Perkins

Seasoned Treasury Professional 

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