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Pushing the Boundaries in Treasury with Rebecca Hirschboeck


About this episode

To truly get satisfaction from your treasury career, it’s important to push the boundaries of what you can offer.

Rebecca Hirschboeck, Director of Finance – International Treasury at The Kraft Heinz Company, went from being unsure of her career goals to becoming a fully-fledged international treasury professional within 15 years.

Rebecca joins The Treasury Career Corner this week to discuss her career choices, realising her passion for finance and economics, learning treasury from scratch and tackling a new role during COVID.

She graduated with a B.A. in French and International Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later received an MS in Accounting and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Rebecca has a wealth of experience in corporate treasury and financial analysis.

She began her career in finance as a Senior Financial Analyst at Performics in 2010 before becoming Senior Treasury Analyst at Mettler-Toledo International, Inc., the following year.

Rebecca then continued on her treasury path with roles as Treasury Manager and Treasury Senior Manager at Whirlpool Corporation from 2014 to 2020.

During the pandemic, she decided to embark on a new challenge with The Kraft Heinz Company, taking on a role as Director of Finance – International Treasury.

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. The company is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Rebecca entered the world of treasury
  • Why she decided to find a new challenge with Kraft-Heinz
  • What Rebecca looks for in budding treasurers
  • How she took a new challenge during COVID
  • Missing out on office culture through COVID
  • Why treasury experience isn’t always crucial in the industry

You can connect with Rebecca Hirschboeck on LinkedIn.

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