How do you develop the skills and experience necessary for a treasury career?

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Hailey Laverty, Group Treasurer at IHG Hotels & Resorts. We discuss how she first started her treasury career in accounting, how she developed the necessary skills and experience to build her career, the importance of always going above and beyond the job description, and so much more!

Hailey has been Group Treasurer at IHG Hotels & Resorts since 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in a wide range of treasury areas, including funding, cash management, systems, treasury control, and accounting. She completed the AMCT in 2012. Hailey started her career at Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 before moving to Rolls-Royce plc, where she spent ten years in various accounting and treasury roles.

IHG Hotels & Resorts  is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone, making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. They franchise, lease, manage or own nearly 6000 hotels and approximately 890,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG also manages IHG® Rewards, their global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

Their brands are well-known and loved the world over and include Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, to name just a few!

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Hailey first started her finance career
  • How she switched from accounting practice at Deloitte to Rolls-Royce and then IHG
  • What Hailey enjoys most about working in treasury
  • How different industries have different working cultures within treasury
  • The impact of the pandemic on the hotel industry and cash flow
  • How to gain experience and skills outside of your usual job role
  • What treasury professionals look for when hiring new talent

You can connect with Hailey on LinkedIn.

Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?

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