A deeper dive into the Treasurer Test Technical Knowledge part
Different from the multiple-choice questions in the Big5 Personality Profile assessment, a number of treasury technical questions require you to make calculations. Furthermore, there is a time pressure component: there are more questions than you will be able to answer within the limited time. You will have to balance between answering questions right and answering as many as possible. It is not possible to skip questions.
In previous blogs and in the Treasurer Test example report we mention the four corporate treasury sub-disciplines we work with. For each discipline you will have a limited time of 10 minutes to answer the questions.
In the below summary you can see what topics you can expect:
- Risk Management: future contracts, FX, interest, inflation, hedging, ALM, derivatives
- Corporate Finance: various bond types, valuation, equity, dividend calculations, rating agencies, bank loans
- Cash Management: zero balancing, liquidity management, bank account management, notional pooling, netting
- Treasury Miscellaneous: transfer pricing, withholding taxes, capitalization rules, investments, treasury organization, reporting & analysis, accounting & accounting principles, treasury technology and tender processes.
Together with industry and university experts we continuously work on updates of the questions catalogue. A challenge is to balance what is always relevant in corporate treasury, what is new and what will remain relevant.
It is possible to send your input for the further design of the questions catalogue. We are currently discussing topics like tax reforms, trade finance, treasury technology, alternative funding sources.
On behalf of Team Treasurer Test,
Wout van Wijlick
Marketing Coordinator, treasuryXL