Corporate Treasury

Increasing strategic importance of corporate treasury

As part of our e2e treasury consulting (from strategic alignment to implementation), BDF gains the following insights into the future role of treasury. Thomas Dohmen, Partner Treasury & Finance at BDF, will be happy to inform you about the most important trends.

Corporate treasury is becoming increasingly important among CFOs. The Management Board is increasingly calling on the treasurer to take on the role of a strategic business partner. Strategic and value-enhancing treasury is increasingly coming to the fore. Purely transactional treasury is becoming more and more and almost completely automated, and is thus increasingly moving out of focus.

Phases like now are certainly good times for treasurers to position themselves. This is where the finance department has to show what it can do. Especially in times like now, from inflation and geopolitical crises to interest rate turnarounds, cash and liquidity management, funding and the management of financial risks are at the top of the list of topics for CFOs and those responsible.

Focus Topic: Cash Management

According to our observations, cash management and the associated up-to-date cash visibility are becoming the focus of attention among corporations. This is the case, for example, in the high-investment industries (mechanical and plant engineering, automotive, energy, etc.), which are already undergoing a massive transformation. Cash generally has a price again, which is why cash and liquidity management are coming back into focus. Treasury must create, centralize and manage transparent, up-to-date cash visibility in a cost-effective manner.

There is still a lot of work to be done, especially when it comes to cash transparency, and it varies greatly from company to company. For example, reporting processes for liquidity positions are still partly manual – not daily, but on a reporting date at the end of a week or month. However, the goal should be to automate as much as possible, so that a group-wide financial status is best available at the push of a button.

Thomas Dohmen - Director


We would like to show you how to get there. In addition to the value-enhancing process-related orientation, the right technology mix plays a major role. A critical success factor here is an end-to-end view of the organization of bank and bank account structures, through the process-related best-of-breed processes, to the application and technology mix in the SAP environment.


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