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Why You Need a Variety of Skills and Experience in Treasury with Sean O’Connor


About this episode

What skills do you need for a successful treasury career?

The truth is that a variety of different skillsets and experiences will help you get the most out of your career.

If you can marry technical skills with soft skills, you’ll go far. If you pair back-office experience with experience in the front office, you’ll be able to tackle anything that comes your way. That’s the advice that Sean O’Connor, the Global Treasury Director at, gives in this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast.

Sean and his team are responsible for all aspects of Corporate Treasury within the HR Tech SBU group of Recruit Holdings Co Ltd. Prior to joining Indeed, Sean worked as part of the Corporate Treasury team in Aer Lingus and Xerox and spent a number of years in the banking industry.

Sean is a qualified ACCA Accountant with extensive experience in cash & liquidity management, M&A, FX, interest & commodity risk management, investments, and debt management. In addition to this, Sean has led a number of system and technological implementations in areas such as TMS, in-house banking, and cash concentration.

Launched in November 2004, Indeed is an American worldwide employment website for job listings. It is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd and is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas, and Stamford, Connecticut, with additional offices around the world.

As the world’s number one job site, with over 250 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work.

On the podcast Sean O’Connor and I discussed…

  • How Sean first got started in banking and accounting
  • Why you should aim to build experience in many different sectors
  • Sean’s experience with hiring treasurers
  • What it takes to be a good treasurer
  • What the future of treasury looks like
  • Why Sean recommends developing a variety of skills

You can connect with Sean 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!

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