Back to all episodes

The Value of Learning on the Job with Steve Beckley


About this episode

With an extensive career in the energy sector, my latest guest has a wealth of experience building, leading, and advising private and public companies on key Treasury responsibilities.

Steve Beckley, Former Assistant Treasurer at Strike LLC., has many insights into the Treasury related challenges he faced in his roles as he progressed in his Treasury career. We discuss the oil and gas industry in particular and evaluate whether or not industry experience is a relevant prerequisite to being hired in a Treasury role.

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Strike is one of the fastest-growing privately-held pipeline, facilities, and energy infrastructure solutions providers in the country. Partnering closely with clients across North America, they deliver a full range of integrated engineering, construction, maintenance, integrity, and specialty services that span the entire oil and gas lifecycle.

Today, Strike employs over 4,000 experienced employees nationwide, operates 24 service locations across the country, and leverages more than 5,600 pieces of equipment company-wide.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How the energy sector shaped Steve’s career
  • How challenging roles help you grow personally and professionally
  • How Steve handled the job of starting a Treasury department from scratch
  • Steve’s advice on the things you need to get right in Treasury
  • Why industry experience does not determine success in a Treasury role
  • Steve’s top three tips for a successful career in Treasury

If you would like to connect with Steve, you can find him on LinkedIn.

Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?

Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here. Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!

If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts click here!