Treasury is a broad concept and can assume different setups, depending on the context. The notion of “Treasury” is commonly associated with the word “Cash." It is generally the correct connotation, in the sense that Treasury management affects the cash position of the entity it supports. But if we refer to a bank, where the core business is focused on cash and managing liquidity, it becomes more difficult to identify the Treasury boundaries. Hence the question we want to provide an answer to: “What is the Treasury Function scope?"
In the non-financial sector, Treasury’s core function is to support the business through its life cycle, ensuring the required liquidity to run it in the short, medium and long term. At the same time, the Treasury assures an efficient use of cash in order to optimise the return on capital invested.
The Treasury function comprises structured planning and forecasting. It also involves cash management techniques, structured analytics as well as relies on strategic banking partnership. With the backing of these tools, the Treasury delivers an effective and efficient financing structure, aligns liquidity management to the company’s growth strategy and maximises returns for shareholders.