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Career Pointers for Newcomers to the World of Treasury with Thomas Balish


About this episode

Being a newcomer in any field can be as daunting as it is thrilling. What skills do you need? What’s expected of you? How do you make your mark? The list of questions is endless. In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, Tom Balish, the Global Treasurer at Boston Consulting Group, shares his interesting “origin story” as well as strategies for newcomers looking to build a career in treasury. Tom’s career has had its fair share of “twists and turns,” but it’s made for an interesting journey. He started out in the military, then transitioned into an investment banker role at J.P. Morgan, and even had a brief stint as a writer. It wasn’t until after his teaching career that he landed a treasury role at Harvard University. Since then, he’s gone on to work at Staples as an Assistant Treasurer and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. in various high-level treasury roles. Established in 1963, the Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the organisation has a presence in over 50 countries with up to 22,000 employees. As a pioneer in business strategy, the firm currently partners with business leaders to leverage their best opportunities and solve their tasking problems in the process.

On the podcast Thomas Balish and I discussed…

  • Tom’s diverse career and how he got started in treasury
  • How his goals and ambitions motivated his career moves
  • How he navigated his first treasury job
  • The result of taking advantage of opportunities to grow
  • Tom’s advice for people starting a new treasury career
You can connect with Tom 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!