Episode 077 – Running Treasury on a Global Level with Erik Smolders

In this week’s episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined by Erik Smolders, the Extended Treasury Solution Offering Lead at Deloitte. He has vast experience within the finance sector, which spans corporate treasury, global cash management, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and business unit CFO.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, or just ‘Deloitte’ to you and I, is a multinational professional services network which is regarded as one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting organisations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals.

To give you an idea of the scale of Deloitte, in FY 2019, the network earned a record US$46.2 billion in aggregate revenues and its subsidiaries operate from around 120 offices across 100 cities, employing more than 11,000 accountants.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Erik was the VP and Treasurer Corporate at Micro Inc., the largest wholesale technology distributor with revenues exceeding $45 billion. I think it’s fair to say, Erik has had a career that we can all aspire to replicate.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Erik got into Treasury
  • His progression to the top
  • How moving from Europe to the US elevated him
  • The importance of cash management
  • What Erik was like as a boss
  • What advice he would give to people looking to have a similar career path

If you would like to get in touch with Erik, you can connect to him via his LinkedIn profile

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2019-12-03T09:16:24+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Talking Treasury Careers

In this weekly podcast, I interview treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers. I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing.

Other areas we talk about include; Career highlights and lowlights. Where they got their big break? What do they see as key to their success? Where do their careers go from here? What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession?