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Building a Well-Rounded Treasury Career with Robert Lau


About this episode

What motivates you in your treasury career? Being an expert in one particular area or branching out to different areas of finance and treasury? The latter is the path that Robert Lau, Vice President and Treasurer at Informatica, chose for himself. He joins the Treasury Career Corner podcast to give some insights into his diverse and well-rounded career. Robert also shares some tips and pointers for treasury professionals looking to build a career as well-rounded as his. In addition to his treasury responsibilities, Robert was previously responsible for Investor Relations and Stock Administration when Informatica was a private company. Prior to joining Informatica, Robert held treasury and finance roles at Yahoo! Inc. and Agilent Technologies and was a tax professional at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Robert received a Masters in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Robert also has a Masters in Tax from Golden Gate University and is a CFA Charterholder and CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Informatica believes that data is the soul of business transformation. Their vision is to create a world where every organisation’s data is poised for greatness, ready to deliver outcomes of unprecedented brilliance at a scale never imagined.

On the podcast Robert Lau and I discussed…

  • How Robert got started in finance and made his transition to treasury
  • Robert’s experience working at Agilent
  • Why a diverse educational background and training is beneficial
  • Treasury as a service centre vs. profit centre
  • The role of organisations in building well-rounded treasurers
  • Why it’s important to volunteer for new opportunities
  • Why your career should be an ongoing learning experience
  • Robert’s advice for treasury professionals
You can connect with Robert 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!