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The Transition From Treasury to CFO with Topi Jokiranta


About this episode

For some, treasury isn’t a lifelong career. It can be a springboard to a variety of different positions. And, on this episode of The Treasury Career Corner, a previous guest tells us the story of how treasury set him up for his new role.

We are joined by Topi Jokiranta, CFO of Rettig Group. He first featured on the show in 2019 and re-joins this update episode to tell us what he’s up to now.

Topi shares some excellent tips, highlighting the emphasis on ownership in small treasury teams, the differences between working for public and private companies, and how he transitioned from Head of Group Treasury to CFO in 2021.

Plus, he provides some superb advice on why treasurers should try new things.

Topi Jokiranta, joined the firm in 2013. His previous roles at Rettig Group included Treasury Manager and Head of Group Treasury.

Before Rettig Group, Topi worked internationally in various Treasury roles at Cadbury Plc, Diageo Plc, Tesco Plc and Carestream Health Inc.

Topi holds an MBA from Aalto University Executive Education (Helsinki, Finland) and AMCT certificate from The Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK).

On the podcast we discuss…

  • Topi’s career to date
  • How technology can support the future of treasury
  • Pros and cons of working for a public and private company
  • Why you should try new things in treasury
  • Updates on his career
  • Topi’s transition from treasury to CFO

You can connect with Topi Jokiranta on LinkedIn.

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