Treasurer Jobs Profile in Australia
Treasurers play a vital role in improving and maintaining the financial standing of a wide range of companies. Treasurers are often responsible for determining financial strategy and policy, advising on what businesses to invest in, arranging the appropriate funding and managing financial risks in the company.

Treasurers have a varied and responsible role that ensures a company has the cash and liquidity to meet its obligations, involving raising funds from banks, as well as debt and equity markets and, in some companies, actively trading in the foreign exchange, commodity and money markets.

Typical duties include:

  • ensuring that a company's cash flow is adequate to allow it to operate effectively
  • forecasting cash payments and anticipating challenges arising from limited cash flow
  • undertaking risk management activities to protect a company's financial well-being
  • analysing the impact of financial markets on the performance of products or services
  • making decisions on company finances, for example, the funding of company operations
  • progressing specific financial projects, such as acquisition of another business
  • evaluating financial impact of new business ventures
  • negotiating loan or overdraft terms with company bankers
  • creating solutions to new financial challenges by applying financial/treasury knowledge
  • liaising with other departments, such as tax and accountancy, on a range of issues

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