As 2022 comes to a close, I wanted to look back at what has been a difficult year in many ways, but a successful one, nonetheless.
When I think back to the beginning of year, we were turning a corner in terms of Covid, with us offering the team the ability to work remotely or in the office – whatever they’d prefer. A lot of the time, the team have elected to come into the office for the social aspect, which I must admit I prefer myself. A trend we’ve seen across Treasury and with our clients is remote working being offered far more than years prior to Covid as the demand for remote Treasury jobs has skyrocketed. The businesses that have recognised this and evolved have had huge success in securing the best possible Treasury talent available, as well as retaining their staff. This is a trend I expect to continue in 2023.
Throughout 2022, I’ve had some absolutely amazing guests on The Treasury Career Corner Podcast. The podcast has grown from around 40,000 downloads at the beginning of 2022, to around 100,000 downloads as I write this. The podcast has been running for 4 years now and it took 3 years to get to 40,000 downloads, so to get 60,000 in a single year in 2022 is incredible! A special thank you to all our listeners and guests to whom it wouldn’t be possible without.
In terms of the Treasury markets geographically, the UK sprung to life when we kicked off 2022 before slowing down slightly. There was a bit of uncertainty around the war in Ukraine and the rise in inflation to name a couple of things. That said, we’ve still been busy and made some key hires across the UK, notably for Anglian Water who we’ve supported successfully on numerous hires throughout 2022.
Across Europe, we’ve had a number of assignments that have kept us busy, particularly across The Netherlands, Belgium and more recently, Luxembourg and we’re currently recruiting for a number of roles for Porsche – Wolfgang and the team have been incredible to work with.
The US market has taken off and we’ve seen real growth over the pond! We’ve recruited in Texas, the East Coast and the West Coast as well as hiring for a number of remote roles that have kept us really busy.
To support the growth we’ve seen across these markets, we’ve grown the team with Holly Jefferys and Sophie Holland joining us. Both have been great additions to the team as I’m sure any of our candidates or clients that have spoken with them can vouch for!
We’ve continued with our Salary Survey which we’ve been doing for several years now. We’ve seen some great growth here too with around 500 – 600 participants at the end of Q2 rising to just shy of 1000 participants in December which is incredible. Again, thank you to everyone that has taken part. For those that haven’t and want to receive a full breakdown of Treasury salaries across all levels and locations, please visit our Treasury Salary Survey – it only takes a few minutes to fill out and you’ll thank us for the value you receive in return!
The beginning of the year was a little different for Treasury conferences, with many of them done virtually as we saw a lot in 2020 and 2021. We did Chicago and New York events virtually in the first half of the year but then we were able to attend conferences in person from June onwards, which was great! We attended Euro Finance Leaders at Pennyhill Park in the UK, EuroFinance in Vienna, AFP in Philadelphia, IACT in Dublin to name a few, and then hosted our own event, The Treasury Career Corner Live in London. It was great to get out and about to speak to you lovely people and we’re looking forward to doing so again in 2023.
The team here at The Treasury Recruitment Company have again been fantastic this year, so a massive thank you to Carly, Craig, Katie, Holly, Sophie and Joe for all your hard work and dedication. I’m really excited to see what 2023 has in store for you all!
Looking forward to 2023
We’ve got big plans for next year, and despite the recession on the horizon, 2023 promises to be another great year.
We have plans to develop and grow the Treasury Career Corner podcast further and have plans already for some amazing guests in the new year, so keep an eye out for that!
We’ll continue to develop the Salary Survey and already have our events for The Treasury Career Corner Live planned for April and November. If you’d like to attend, or even be one of the panellists, I’d love to see you so get in touch to book your spot.
Q1 of 2023 will be a quieter one for me in terms of conferences but then we’ve already planned for US trips to New York in September and hopefully AFP in San Diego too. We’ll also be in Barcelona for EuroFinance which I’m very much looking forward to and hope to see many of you there across these events.
Our aim is to add value to Treasury professionals globally and I hope through the podcast, the salary survey, the conferences we attend and speak at, and our own live events we host for you, that we’ve been able to do that. It’s been an absolute pleasure to have you with us on this whirlwind of a journey – we couldn’t do it without our amazing candidates and clients, so thank you! Looking forward to seeing and speaking to many of you next year and continuing onwards and upwards in 2023!