Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals

Association of Corporate Treasurers
Course summary
3 to 6 Months
650 GBP
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Course description

Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals

The perfect first step into treasury and corporate finance equipping you with knowledge and tactical ‘hands-on’ skills.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no entry requirements for this certificate.

Perfect for you if you are:

  • considering a career in treasury or corporate finance
  • in the early stages of your career and need to know about treasury
  • in a role that works closely with treasury
  • moving to a treasury role

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completing unit one you will be able to:

  1. Describe the environment in which a treasury professional works, including knowledge of relevant accounting, tax, regulation and legislation.
  2. Explain the fundamental importance of governance, ethics, compliance and audit to the treasury function and how this contributes to the organisation as a whole.
  3. Describe the key tools with which risk is identified, assessed, managed, mitigated and reported in practice.

On completing unit two you will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of treasury in an organisation and the importance of internal and external relationships required to fulfil this role.
  2. Describe how a treasury function is structured and the processes and controls needed to enable its effective running.
  3. Explain the types of treasury technology that are available and how technology can be used effectively when carrying out treasury activities.
  4. Describe how the organisation’s cash and short term liquidity are managed on a day to day basis.

On completing unit three you will be able to:

  1. Explain the main financial markets, market participants and products used by treasury when looking at ways of raising funds for the organisation (including the equity and debt markets).
  2. Outline the key considerations when undertaking money market, foreign currency and interest rate transactions.
  3. Define corporate finance (the relationship between risk and return and the principles of present value when selecting investments) and demonstrate awareness of how funding decisions are made.

Training Course Content

The Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals is made up of the three units below. For full ACT accreditation you will need to complete all three units and sit the assessment.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the financial world
  • Unit 2: Principles of treasury operations
  • Unit 3: Overview of financial markets and corporate finance

Why choose Association of Corporate Treasurers

Only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter

Over 1500 ACT students from over 100 countries

Established for more than 40 years



Course fee £650

Student membership fee £105

Assessment fee £105

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Association of Corporate Treasurers

The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) is the only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter, setting the global benchmark for treasury excellence and leading the profession through internationally recognised qualifications and training in treasury and cash management.  The ACT...

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Association of Corporate Treasurers

69 Leadenhall Street
EC3A 2BG London

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 3 reviews.

C Masters
This qualification isn't just a feather in the cap, it's evidence that I value my education and I am motivated in my desire to change my career. It proves to employers that I can do this and that I’m  interested in treasury."
E Tamakloe
CertTF helped me develop relevant technical skills. It really serves as a confidence booster in addition to giving you a competitive edge.
T Tshipinare
CertTF has helped me to be aware of liquidity and tax issues as well as risks inherent to companies with whom I am consulting
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