Corporate Treasury Solutions

The recent global financial crisis has emphasised the importance of core treasury activities such as funding, cash management and financial risk management. These activities are critical during period of market volatility and uncertainty to secure companies as going concern. Apart from these day-to-day challenges, corporate treasuries are increasingly expected to contribute to shareholder value with sophisticated financial risk management strategies. Treasurers need to consider how to leverage their existing resources to optimise their operation in steering toward company goals and expectations.

How can we help

At PwC, our Corporate Treasury Solutions is a dedicated team of treasury, financial risk, accounting and system specialists who address your individual challenges, opportunities and perspective with a customised approach to the following treasury value chain:

Treasury operations

Design and implementation of framework(s) for corporate treasury functions, including policies, strategies, planning, budgeting, processes and methodologies. This also includes the reviewing, benchmarking and restructuring of the treasury functions.

Cash and working capital management

Cash and liquidity optimization structures, including: cash flow forecasting, cash centralization, netting and payment factories. Working capital and investment portfolio management improvement. Bank account structure optimization and bank RFPs design.

Financial risk management

Conceptualisation and implementation of processes and methods to identify, measure, analyse, report and manage FXs, credits and interest rate risks and the overall process improvements.

Commodities risk management

Design and implementation of processes and methods to identify, measure, analyse, report and manage commodity risks (gas, power, oil, metals, coffee, wheat etc.)

Treasury accounting and controls

Implementation of accounting and disclosure framework(s) for financial instruments (local GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS), advisory on hedging strategies and application of hedge accounting.

Risk valuation

Pricing of financial instruments, validation of clients’ valuations, implementation of valuation models for complex contracts, measurement of hedge effectiveness.

Treasury technology

Technology vision and strategy definition, development of functional requirements and RFPs, selection, design and implementation of treasury & commodity systems, SWIFT business cases, bureau selections and implementations.