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Treasury and Risk Management

At what point in time do you believe the CFO needs to hire or create a treasury and risk manager/management departments?


Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: VP, Thought Leadership
Company: Stampli
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For risk, it depends on the industry in terms of identifying and understanding risk exposures. In terms of Treasury, it depends on what you view as the role. I think crossing international borders is a tipping point for both. In terms of industry, retail can be a bit tricky for Treasury. Normally, until a company has an issue because they lack this expertise they will "manage" without it. A well rounded Treasury professional can handle traditional treasury (cash, bank relationships, access to capital, payments, etc.), and much more including risk management (financial, operational, reputation, etc.).

Title: CFO
Company: C-Suite Services
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(CFO, C-Suite Services) |

My answer is depends on the size of the company where the CFO can no longer "manage" them and taking too much of his time to the detriment of other functions or responsibilities. Treasury is usually the first to be created in this situation because it involves cash and risks.


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