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Treasury Career Corner Live in London

In this LIVE version of the podcast Mike Richards hosts a fireside relaxed chat style session where he interviews three leading Treasury professionals about how they achieved their career success, the mistakes they made along the way, what you can do to avoid them, and we talk about where they see the treasury profession going to next.

At the event, guests get to hear about the career highs and lows for three treasury professionals and get real practical advice they can use to enhance their career prospects.

A special thanks to our event partners Herbert Smith Freehills.

Seeing three leading Treasury professionals at the peak of their careers talk about how they achieved success is important to treasury professionals at whatever stage they are in their treasury careers.

Join us as we discover:

- What career goals/plans did they set for themselves?
- How important do they consider treasury qualifications to be in relation to their careers?

We discuss/explore other areas such as;

- How important do they think having a personal brand is to their treasury career?
- Is it worth investing in a Mentor or professional career Coach?
- What value have they seen from developing their own professional networks?
- Where do they see the world of corporate treasury developing in the future?
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The Treasury Recruitment Company at EuroFinance 2022 latest

International Treasury Conference, EuroFinance, Vienna 2022

Mike & Katie recently attended the EuroFinance Conference in Vienna, the video that accompanies this video shows what a great conference it was!

If you want some of the key takeaways from the conference, then READ ON…

Eurofinance, Vienna was great conference as the team got to meet both clients and candidates face to face for the first time in 3 years!

We kept being asked ‘we desperately need people can you help us?’

I explained ‘that's exactly why we're here!

We were giving people advice about how they need to change their recruitment processes. They need to be flexible.

We spoke to the Austrian Treasury Association at the beginning of the conference. It was a great session, but we were saying, working remotely / working from home and flexible working are here to stay!

You've got to embrace it. If you don't, you won't find the right people.

They're also looking at using LinkedIn.

‘Then asking, why can't we find those people? I said it’s because you're looking at people that are looking for a job.

As a company we speak to treasury professionals who aren’t actively seeking a new role instead they are open to their next career enhancing move through us!

We met a massive range of candidates and clients talked to them about their lives and what is next in them for their careers and who they wanted to recruit next for their team.

The other major topic at Eurofinance was salaries.

People have been asking where should they move to?
How are treasury salaries stacking up well?

The fact is they're stacking up well.

In the UK there is upwards pressure. The cost of living is increasing as it is across Europe.

However, in Europe, salaries are rising rapidly.

Say you have a temperature chart in the UK.
It's very warm, a little bit red.
You go into Europe, it’s red hot.

In the US, it's 'WHITE-HOT' where we are recruiting a series of positions, we are getting lots of roles coming through!

We also have our newest recruiter starting with us in the USA next week, more news to follow!

I have been seeing 20 to 40% pay increases and wide differences according to locations in basic salaries throughout the USA for the same job.

9 months ago, I might have been recruiting;

- a USA based Treasury Analyst role for $95,000 and
- say $120,000 Senior Treasury Analyst

You can add $10,000 to $15,000 for each role now.

So, in 2022;

- a USA based Treasury Analyst role for $105,000 to $110,000 and
- say $130,000 to $135,000 Senior Treasury Analyst

It was interesting to talk to lots of delegates about how their salaries are stacking up, several of them have sent us their CVs / resumes since the conference.

The final conference take away was that there is a real lack of understanding from many of the clients and candidates when they've asked us, where do you operate?

The answer is as I previously mentioned, EVERYWHERE!

We have the lovely Craig and Sophie heading up the UK desk and they are covering all levels right the way through from Treasury Analyst to Group Treasurer.

Then in Europe, the amazing Katie also covering roles at all levels too.

Moving on to the USA, there’s myself, Holly, and our newest recruit – announcement next week!


I also got asked “how long have you been doing this?”

We do have rival recruiters; however, they don't really invest in treasury.

For them Treasury is one of the things they do.

For us it’s the only thing we do!

That’s our SUPERPOWER!

Treasury recruitment is our business and we've done it for 20 as of the beginning of October 2022.

I also spoke about how I love talking to treasurers on my weekly podcast www.treasurycareercorner.com

It’s been going for 4 years, I thought I would do it for 10 episodes.

We're now over 240 episodes and 90,000+ downloads, I keep talking to some incredible treasury professionals out there.

Let me know if you want to be my next guest on the podcast.

Next year’s conference is going to be in Barcelona. We'll do a great stand like this again; it was an amazing conference, and we can't wait to see you again soon.
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Highlights of the 2022 Global Treasury Salary Survey

The Treasury Recruitment Company Global Treasury Salary Survey 2022

We released the latest set of results of our Global Treasury Salary Survey at the end of 2021.

Since then, the survey has continued to grow, currently numbering over 600 treasury professionals, our dream is to expand the survey to over 1,000 participants.

Recent improvements include;
- a review of current market sentiment in terms of the rise of hybrid working i.e., what employers are expecting versus what employees are telling us they would prefer in terms of work-life balance
- further sub-division of the categories of Treasury Consultant & Senior Treasury Consultant and Group Treasurer & Global Treasurer / Treasury Director providing greater insight into the difference in terms of responsibility and relative scale of the positions
- details of the conversion factors used within the survey itself

Take part at www.TreasurySalary.com
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8 Useful Tips to Nail that Job Interview

In this video I give my top tips about what to do when you are actually there in the interview itself.

Tips include;

- dressing to impress, being positive but without being arrogant
- why being loyal to your current employer is important
- get to the point and answer the question!
- why you need to know your CV / resume inside out and you need to be able to explain why you want this job
- why you need to always have a question for them!

0:00 intro
0:16 dress to impress
0:54 be positive
1:20 be confident not arrogant
1:42 why you should still be loyal to your current employer
2:15 answering their questions
3:15 knowing your cv/resume
3:40 knowing why you actually want the job
4:45 asking your own questions
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Building Longevity in Treasury with Rando Bruns

Where do you see your career in the next five years?

This is a question that many have a rehearsed answer to in their heads. Some have even learned to answer quite creatively. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty and the ever-changing landscape of treasury, the path towards career longevity can be a bumpy one.

In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner, Rando Bruns, the Group Treasurer at Merck KGaA, shares some of the principles he’s stuck to that have contributed to his impressive treasury career. He gives some background on his time at Merck and how he learned to think long-term and hone in on core processes that have contributed to their organisational longevity.

Founded in 1668 in Darmstadt, Germany, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. As a vibrant science and technology company, they believe in science as a force for good, and they aim to make a positive difference in millions of people’s lives every day.
Merck's passion for science and technology is what drives its 58,000 employees in 66 countries to find solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges and create more sustainable ways to live.

On the podcast we discussed…
● What inspired Rando’s move from banking to treasury
● How Rando’s banking experience fed into his treasury role
● The difference between the 90s and modern-day treasury
● The benefit of more global and diverse roles
● Why Rando has worked with Merck for 17 years
● What Rando looks for in new hires
● Rando’s advice for treasury professionals at all stages

You can connect with Rando Bruns on LinkedIn, here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rando-bruns-5a77a751/

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: treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs

Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!

To listen to the full podcast episode go to treasuryrecruitment.com/podcast/
If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on.

#treasurycareercorner #treasuryrecruitment #treasurycareeradvice
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Wolfgang Ratheiser the VP, Treasury & Corp Fin at PORSCHE shared with me “His definition of success”

Wolfgang Ratheiser the VP of Treasury & Corporate Finance at PORSCHE shared with me “What was his definition of success?”

He explained that;
“Everybody has to define it by themselves and find a way which should really drive and make him, you know work hard. And you need to enjoy what you're doing.

You need to enjoy resolving problems or challenges and having intellectual discussions. That's what I do and talking about things which you need to find new solutions.

And what makes it successful is that you are open enough when doors are opening that you take this door and you go through it. And that sometimes you are getting out of your comfort zone, but that's how you learn.

Sometimes its really important that you get out of your comfort zone.

The younger you are, the more experience you should try to gain because eventually that makes you more competitive and that's where the difference is and differentiates yourself to others too.”
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Podcast Video of Wolfgang

Link to the podcast https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/episode-168-the-evolving-nature-of-an-international-treasury-career-with-wolfgang-ratheiser/

Treasury is a career path with many twists and turns along the way. For some, this is a perfect opportunity to experience new environments, learn new skills, and grow your career. That’s exactly what Wolfgang Ratheiser wanted in his career.

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, we spoke with Wolfgang, the Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasury at Porsche.

Wolfgang has held many impressive roles, including Finance Director PG Metal Europe at Johnson Controls, where he got to work in both Germany and China. His roles at Henkel KGAA included Acting Finance Manager and Finance & Controlling Manager, which saw him move between Germany, China, and Thailand.

Wolfgang is also an entrepreneur and owner of the Ratheiser Estate in Hüttenberg, Austria.

Porsche AG, the world-famous German automobile manufacturer, specialises in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans.

Headquartered in Stuttgart, the company is owned by Volkswagen AG, a controlling stake of which is owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Porsche's current line-up includes the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne, and Taycan.

On the podcast, we discussed…
• How Wolfgang moved from farming to finance
• Why Wolfgang wanted to go international with his career
• How leadership and treasury differ between Europe and Asia
• What you need to be successful in treasury
• What the future holds for treasury

You can connect with Wolfgang on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wolfgang-ratheiser-b96589/

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: treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs

Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!

To listen to the full podcast episode go to https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/episode-168-the-evolving-nature-of-an-international-treasury-career-with-wolfgang-ratheiser/

If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on.

#careercorner #treasurycareers #treasuryrecruitment
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The Evolving Nature of an International Treasury Career with Wolfgang Ratheiser

Link to the podcast https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/episode-168-the-evolving-nature-of-an-international-treasury-career-with-wolfgang-ratheiser/

Treasury is a career path with many twists and turns along the way. For some, this is a perfect opportunity to experience new environments, learn new skills, and grow your career. That’s exactly what Wolfgang Ratheiser wanted in his career.

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, we spoke with Wolfgang, the Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasury at Porsche.

Wolfgang has held many impressive roles, including Finance Director PG Metal Europe at Johnson Controls, where he got to work in both Germany and China. His roles at Henkel KGAA included Acting Finance Manager and Finance & Controlling Manager, which saw him move between Germany, China, and Thailand.

Wolfgang is also an entrepreneur and owner of the Ratheiser Estate in Hüttenberg, Austria.

Porsche AG, the world-famous German automobile manufacturer, specialises in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans.

Headquartered in Stuttgart, the company is owned by Volkswagen AG, a controlling stake of which is owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Porsche's current line-up includes the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne, and Taycan.

On the podcast, we discussed…
• How Wolfgang moved from farming to finance
• Why Wolfgang wanted to go international with his career
• How leadership and treasury differ between Europe and Asia
• What you need to be successful in treasury
• What the future holds for treasury

You can connect with Wolfgang on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wolfgang-ratheiser-b96589/

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: treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs

Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!

To listen to the full podcast episode go to https://treasuryrecruitment.com/podcasts/episode-168-the-evolving-nature-of-an-international-treasury-career-with-wolfgang-ratheiser/

If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on.

#careercorner #treasurycareers #treasuryrecruitment
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