Introduction to Treasury Series

Introduction to Treasury Series

Are you, or do you know someone who would like to know more?

This Webinar Series looks to both help inform and educate the broader community about some of the functions of Treasury


Session 1: Cashflows and Budgeting (Accountants vs Treasurers)

Presenter: Kirsty Dent, CFTP – Group Treasury Analyst, Corporate Travel Management AU/NZ

Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Time: 12:30PM – 1:00PM AEST



Session 2: Basics of Forecasting (Risk/Return)

Presenter: Toby de Riter, PMFTA – Corporate Finance Analyst, Fulton Hogan

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Time: 12:30PM – 1:00PM AEST



Session 3: General overview of the effects on Coronavirus in the financial markets

Presenter: Toby de Riter, PMFTA – Corporate Finance Analyst, Fulton Hogan

Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Time: 12:30PM – 1:00PM AEST



Session 4: Challenges in KYC for Treasury Teams

Presenter: Mary-Jane Carcasona, CFTP – Investor Solutions Sales Associate, ING Bank

Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Time: 12:30PM – 1:00PM AEST



Session 5: About Treasury Management Systems

Presenter: Piero Cabrera, CFTP – Senior Treasury Analyst, Austal Ltd

Date: Friday, 29 May 2020

Time: 2:30PM – 3:00PM AEST




Message from the CEO: Here to Help

Dear Members,

In these uncertain times, the Treasury function is as important as ever to every Australian business. If you have been impacted in your role by the current pandemic, we want to help.

Just as individuals have been impacted, so too have many Treasuries been impacted with extra responsibility and are as such resource poor. The FTA would like to bring together prospective employees and employers to match up capabilities and needs on both sides.

So if your team needs an extra set of hands to help with the day to day; or if you are looking for work, contact the FTA, Australia’s Treasury Community.

Do not hesitate to contact us at


Ben Leaver

Chief Executive Officer

Finance and Treasury Association 

Sydney Senior Treasurers Session

A fantastic continuation of our sessions with Senior Treasurers last night, this time via Zoom with Senior Corporate Treasurers from Sydney (and Perth!). 

Obviously the conversation was dominated by discussion on corporates current realities in time of crisis via COVID-19.  Was great to hear what a strong position many Australian corporates are in, and also the peer support for those whose business has been impacted greatly by circumstance from industry to industry.  What was very interesting, but not surprising, was how many lessons were learned by our Senior Treasurers from the post 2008 period, being put in practice over the past ten years to ensure liquidity as best can be.  Treasury truly is front and centre right now and we are lucky in Australia to have a very strong and experienced cohort.

Some really interesting conversations about the support mechanisms in place – RBA, Govt, Banks – and the inconsistency amongst these institutions, both domestically and in comparison to what is happening overseas, particularly in the UK and US.  Also discussed was the issue of who’s role it is to support corporates – RBA, Govt, Banks and the messaging coming out around that.

With Liquidity being the key risk issue to be addressed right now, it was fascinating to hear differing views around direction from Boards on drawdowns of approved facilities, Bank attitudes to new facilities (and the order of who get’s priority) and the need by corporates to balance not contributing to the overall liquidity problem with their own requirements –taking timely, proactive steps being paramount.

Overall the message was that on the whole, corporates have been very well served by Treasurers over the past ten years, but that doesn’t remove the challenges that will now exist for some time, including the uncertainty around budgeting and the way out over the next period.   We can’t forget that while this is about corporates, there are many, many small businesses in the ecosystem of our corporates who are affected, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of people employed.  Our Treasury teams are vital to ensuring we all emerge from this in a good position, and even a better one as we learn to adapt to new ways of thinking and working.

At the FTA, we have a role to play in co-ordinating any government approach to this situation, and would welcome any feedback or contributions.

Many thanks to Sarah Scopel, Blathnaid Byrne, Michael Larkin, David Rowe, David White, James Berne, Carol Lydford, Darren Lake and Tim Cipolloni.


Message from the CEO: COVID-19

Dear Members,

I’m writing to update you on the FTA response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  Given the amount of information you are already receiving, I will keep this brief.

From a resource perspective, we are very small, but we are now working separately to each other, while maintaining member servicing.  While this is important for the well being of the team, it is vital that we play our part in restricting the spread of the virus through our communities, and therefore to those most vulnerable people.  This is something we feel very strongly about and believe everyone should be undertaking where possible.

For our members and Treasury community, we are working hard to ensure ongoing value and a continuing viable business.  To that end we are

  • Not holding any face to face meetings or functions from March 16 until May 31 unless advised by authorities that it has become safe to do so.  We will further advise any addition to this.
  • Working  hard on delivering an increased online CPD program via increased numbers of webinars and content sharing
  • Exploring ways to deliver other educational programs in a virtual or online environment
  • Finalising improvements to our website including a communications forum to facilitate online networking and discussion

On behalf of the Board, I thank you all for your ongoing support, and while we consider these steps to be the only option for our wider community, we do apologise for any disruption this may cause.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Stay safe, take care of each other – we look forward to resuming normal programs as soon as possible.



Ben Leaver

Chief Executive Officer

Finance and Treasury Association 



The Finance and Treasury Association invites you to join us as APLMA provide a general update and takle the following APLMA documentary issues arising out of recent market developments:

  • Green Finance

This will include a review of the green loan principles published by the APLMA in support of environmentally sustainable economic activity.

  • Competition law issues for syndicated loans

This will include a review of ‘cartel provisions’ and exceptions, and an analysis of key risks during the syndication process.

  • IBOR Reform

This will include a summary of developments leading to the removal of the LIBOR benchmark rate and the rate mechanisms that may be used in future.

Dates and Locations: 

Register here: SYDNEY – 10 FEBRUARY 2020

KWM – Sydney – Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000


Register here: PERTH – 11 FEBRUARY 2020

KWM – Perth – 30/250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000


Register here: BRISBANE – 12 FEBRUARY 2020

Allens – Brisbane – 26/480 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Register here: MELBOURNE – 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Allens – Melbourne – 37/101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Thank you to our hosts

  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Allens


All Seminars commence at 12:00pm (local time) and will conclude at 2:00pm

Essential Treasurer Series 2020

Essential Treasurer Series 2020

The Finance and Treasury Association together with EY, will again present the Essential Treasurer Series for 2020.

The Essential Treasurer Series is the FTA’s annual session to update its members and other interested parties in what is important and topical right now. 

The Essential Treasurer Series will take place in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne and with speakers from Greensill, Bloomberg, and EY discussing:

  • Key market information
  • Technology – automation, TMS implementation, NPP/Payments
  • Benchmark rates – practical to do’s, regulation, options
  • Preparing for a zero interest rate environment
  • Innovative alternative funding solutions

Register now to ensure your place – networking drinks will follow the program.

Dates and Locations:

The Series will be hosted at EY in each respective city.

Sydney – Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Brisbane – Tuesday 10th March 2020

Perth – Thursday 12th March 2020

Melbourne – Monday 16th March 2020


Essential Treasurer Series: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (local time)

Networking Drinks: 6:00pm – 7:30pm (local time)


FTA Members have access for free to the Essential Treasurer Series.

Non-Members can access the Series for a fee of $50 (inc GST).

Full-Time Students interested in Treasury can access the Series for a fee of $20 (inc GST)