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Cash Management

What needs to be considered from a professional and legal point of view?

Cash pooling for Swiss corporations

Zurich

In our seminar, we discuss with you all the design options with their advantages and disadvantages so that cash pooling can be successfully integrated into your corporate structure. In the process, different strategies are adapted to your business requirements and all implementation details are carefully considered. We also go into detail about the legal risks as well as the tax limits and conditions in order to demonstrate the potential of cross-border cash pooling from the perspective of Swiss corporations.

All about modern organization, visionary trends and the challenges of an ISO 20022 migration

The new world of payment transactions

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

The harmonization of global payment traffic on the basis of XML formats, new EU regulations and the effects on one's own company, the acceleration of payment traffic (instant payments), protection against fraud attempts and new control obligations (compliance screening) are just a few examples of current challenges in payment traffic. In the future, new technologies (such as blockchain or machine learning) and new providers (such as fintechs) will influence payment transactions - but how and with what consequences for your own company?

Freeing up liquidity through efficient cash management

Cash and liquidity management

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Good cash management frees up liquidity and increases the value of a company! The seminar demonstrates this connection by means of concrete examples, shows the tasks and techniques in national and international cash pooling structures as well as starting points for optimization in disposition, payment transaction control and short-term liquidity planning.

Tax and legal aspects of the use of cash pooling

Cash pooling from a legal perspective

Frankfurt | ONLINE

Group financing by "pooling" excess liquidity at a central location and balancing this liquidity within the group of companies is common practice. However, in view of the economic advantages of cash pooling, the legal risks resulting from its operation are often misjudged. Tax limits and conditions are also often not given sufficient consideration. The establishment of a cash pool, the corporate actions in such a pool and its effects are regular topics of discussion. The seminar deals with the legal situation in Germany.

Further development of attack patterns as a challenge

Security in payment transactions: making processes and technology secure

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Payment security is a topic that is constantly evolving and has thus become one of the biggest challenges in corporate treasury. Companies are constantly challenged to protect themselves against increasingly sophisticated attacks - media reports on spectacular attacks confirm that it is worthwhile for fraudsters to invest criminal energy in further developing their attacks. Since we are constantly confronted with new fraud cases in our consulting projects, we always have an up-to-date overview of the latest attack patterns. Together with our long-standing IT security partner, HACKNER Security Intelligence, we present these and present the best practices on processes and technology in payment transactions.

A guide to efficient liquidity management

Cash pool implementation

ONLINE

From the different types of cash pooling to system support, financing components to transfer pricing and intercompany clearing - in our seminar we discuss with you all design options with their advantages and disadvantages so that cash pooling can be successfully integrated into your corporate structure. In the process, different strategies will be tailored to your business requirements and all implementation details will be carefully considered.

Establish customer-oriented payment methods efficiently and future-proof in stationary and online retail and learn to understand the world of payment service providers (PSP)

Point-of-sale payments and e-commerce as success factors

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Shopping becomes an experience - customer expectations of the "shopping experience" have risen sharply. Customers want to pay using their preferred payment method (such as credit card, PayPal, etc.) and their preferred means of payment (such as plastic card, smartphone, or wearable) - both at the point of sale (POS) and online in an app or in the web store (i.e., multichannel). For the payments area, this means that payments must be as quick and easy as possible. In this seminar, you will learn how these requirements can be met as efficiently as possible on the company side, or even better, how a competitive advantage can be achieved with the right payments offering.

Corporate Finance

BOND ISSUE, IPO OR PROMISSORY NOTE LOANS AS SOURCES OF FINANCING AND SUCCESS FACTORS

Capital market financing - products, processes and stumbling blocks

Vienna | ONLINE

In the seminar, the financial markets are divided into two main parts: Debt Market and Equity Market. The focus is on a comprehensive look at products such as bonds as well as private placements and capital increases in the equity market, including an in-depth analysis of the IPO process.

Gain basic regulatory knowledge about "sustainability" in the financial sector and discover practical ways to shape Sustainable Finance.

Sustainable Finance

Vienna

The financial sector is assigned a key role in the EU in the financing of targeted climate and environmental goals. In this context, investments in climate protection are to be favored and the financing of climate-damaging activities is to be avoided in order to support the European transformation to a sustainable economy.

Creditworthiness as the basis for financial strategy considerations and its influence on financing options and contract content

Financial strategy, rating and credit agreements

Vienna | Stuttgart | ONLINE

The way to a suitable financial strategy is through the issue of creditworthiness. It is the central control variable in all financial strategy considerations and, in addition to the conditions, also influences the financing options and contract contents. For example, certain financing instruments are only available to companies with a good credit rating. However, the content of financing agreements is also crucially dependent on the creditworthiness of the borrower.

What to look out for when setting up modern liquidity planning

Liquidity planning: simple, system-supported, future-proof

Vienna | Stuttgart | ONLINE

Securing liquidity on a sustainable basis is considered to be the essential goal for the financial management of companies. One prerequisite for this is meaningful and reliable liquidity planning. This must take into account the individual requirements of the business model and should be as efficient as possible. This is ensured by lean, digital processes, the targeted use of the right data and suitable system support. We present different methods and approaches, discuss current trends, and cover everything from Excel to predictive analytics.

Structure, content, scope for design and stumbling blocks

Credit agreements from a financial perspective

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

This seminar deals with the structure, regulatory content and structuring options of bilateral bank loans and syndicated financing agreements. The focus is always on a financial analysis and not on a legal assessment. Case studies will be used to work out the best possible contractual structure, taking into account various initial situations.

Development of an integrated financial model in Excel to simulate scenarios, liquidity requirements as well as financial covenants and rating implications

Financial Modeling for the Finance Department

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

It was not only the Covid crisis that underlined the importance of integrated corporate planning for simulating a wide range of scenarios. Sound simulation results "at the push of a button" are also crucial when evaluating investment projects or savings programs. In this 2-day training, participants build their own financial model. The financial model includes flexible input factors as well as automatic checks for model consistency. The results of the financial model provide the answers to the central treasury questions: liquidity requirements, financial ratios and rating.

Recognize, understand and realize potentials

Supply Chain Finance & Working Capital Management

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

This seminar deals with the components and influencing factors of active working capital management along the cash conversion cycle. The first part is primarily concerned with identifying and realizing potential through internal process optimization, with a focus on accounts receivable and accounts payable. The second part builds on this and deals with further optimization opportunities through the use of supply chain finance solutions. Case studies are used to develop practical problems, taking into account various initial situations.

A practical guide to dealing with banks for community leaders and community-owned businesses

External financing of municipalities and municipal enterprises

Vienna | ONLINE

Basic considerations of what factors are involved in external public financing, what finance officers should look for in planning, bidding, negotiating, and documenting financing, and reporting requirements.

Risk Management

Identifying, limiting and managing potential risks

Currency and interest rate risk management

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Currency and interest rate fluctuations can cause considerable earnings volatility for companies and in some cases even jeopardize their continued existence. In the course of the seminar, the process of market risk management is prepared in a structured manner. It identifies which positions are exposed to risk and analyzes how the risks affect the company. Different quantification methods are presented and the advantages and disadvantages are discussed in detail. On the basis of this information, it is possible to make well-founded decisions on risk strategy and subsequently implement them.

Identifying, limiting and managing potential risks

Interest rate risk management

Vienna | Stuttgart | ONLINE

In the seminar "Interest Rate Risk Management", we shed light on the various manifestations of interest rate risk. Theoretically and with the help of case studies, the origin of interest rate risks will be discussed as well as the quantification of the risk by means of different approaches and the management by means of hedging instruments such as forward rate agreements, swaps and options. 

Identifying, limiting and managing potential risks

Currency Risk Management

Vienna | Stuttgart | ONLINE

In the course of the seminar, the process of market risk management is prepared in a structured manner. This involves identifying which positions are subject to risk and analyzing how the risks affect the company. Different quantification methods are presented and the advantages and disadvantages are discussed in detail. Allthis information allows well-founded decisions on risk strategy to be made and subsequently implemented. The potential importance of these risks requires careful management. Not only on the basis of legal requirements but also within the framework of sustainable corporate management.

From simple interest to the valuation of an interest rate swap

Financial mathematics and interest calculation

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Even if calculation tasks in treasury are largely performed by systems, the basic knowledge of the mathematics behind it is absolutely necessary for a deeper understanding. To this end, the seminar teaches the different types of interest calculation (simple, exponential, mixed interest) and provides the tools to recalculate the banks' interest calculations according to different interest rate conventions (such as Actual/360 or 30/360). On this basis, an example is calculated for the valuation of bonds and an interest rate swap.

From theory on risk and return to policy and performance measurement

Portfolio management for investors and debtors

Vienna | Stuttgart | ONLINE

Investments in stocks, bonds or funds require a systematic approach to return targets and risk appetite. But debtors are also confronted with cost targets and risks in financing. Since the treasurer's task is mostly to define the corresponding targets, the seminar addresses the tension between risk and return (in the sense of Markowitz's portfolio theory), possible portfolio targets and performance measurement. Furthermore, the question is addressed which components a complete guideline must contain in order to fulfill this task.

Presentation of derivatives and hedging relationships in the balance sheet according to HGB/BilMoG, UGB and IFRS

Hedge Accounting and Accounting for Treasurers

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Depending on the accounting standard (HGB/BilMoG, UGB, IFRS), the basic concepts of accounting for derivatives, hedging relationships and valuation units differ. This seminar offers a practice-oriented introduction to these issues and shows the different possibilities and requirements for the presentation of valuation units or hedge accounting according to IFRS. Particular emphasis is placed on conveying the theory using practical case studies. Finally, the opportunities and limitations of systemic support in the context of digitization projects will be discussed.

Exposure determination, risk calculation and strategy development with smart hedging

Risk management for advanced users

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

Professional risk management is important and feasible for both large and medium-sized companies, regardless of their size. The seminar deals with how to determine the positions for financial risks and how to present and interpret risks from them. Subsequently, it is necessary to decide whether and how risks are to be hedged. Modern methods for "smart" and efficient hedging can be used. Meaningful reporting rounds off risk management.

The optional third module (half day) covers risk calculation in Excel.

Systems

AI

Increased efficiency, risk reduction and visions for the future

Use of AI in treasury

ONLINE

In our seminar, we take a deep dive into the world of artificial intelligence in treasury management. We start with basic concepts and explore various possible applications together. Using practical examples, we show how AI algorithms can analyze complex financial data and generate forecasts. We also discuss ethical and regulatory aspects as well as potential impacts on the financial industry. Whether you are an experienced expert or a newcomer, you will gain valuable insights and tips on the use of AI in treasury. Join us and help shape the future of financial management!

The path to a modern, future-proof treasury system landscape

Treasury Management Systems: Benefits, function and integration

Vienna | Mannheim | ONLINE

The development of a modern treasury system landscape offers immense advantages in terms of automation, transparency and security - but is also associated with a number of challenges. We show what state-of-the-art treasury system landscapes look like, what functions treasury management systems (TMS) offer and how successful implementation can be achieved. We not only look at the functions in the various departments, but also examine the question of how the processes must be designed in order to be mapped by the system.

We help you find the right strategy

SAP: S/4HANA - what you need to know in Treasury

Düsseldorf | ONLINE

Many companies are currently dealing intensively with the changeover to SAP S/4HANA. Treasury departments also have to deal with this, regardless of whether SAP has been used in treasury to date. This is because there will be changes for everyone - even if they use their own treasury management system (TMS): At the very least, the interfaces and data sources will change. Many companies are using the changeover to S/4HANA to integrate their system landscape more closely. In this respect, the question of system support in treasury also arises anew. This can be an opportunity to make treasury processes more efficient with a new or optimized system solution.

Automation options in R/3 and S/4HANA

Payment transactions in SAP: simple, secure, inexpensive

Düsseldorf | ONLINE

With SAP S/4HANA, not only has the Cash Management module been significantly improved - bank accounts can now be transparently self-managed and the cash position can be created automatically. The functionalities in payment transactions have also improved significantly. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of various bank connection solutions and the effects of converting payment formats to ISO20022. In addition to external payment transactions, we also address internal group payments. We will show you all seminar content live in S/4HANA and also go into the previous mapping in R/3 (ECC 6.0) and the differences to it.

Get to know the treasury management functionalities of SAP

Financial transactions, accounting and risk management with SAP    

Düsseldorf | ONLINE

Learn live in the S/4HANA system how SAP Treasury and Risk Management (TRM) works from financial transaction management to risk management and gain insights into the strengths and weaknesses of SAP Treasury Management mapping as well as implementation tips. Differences to R/3 (ECC 6.0) are also highlighted. Please note: Disposition preview and cash management topics are covered in the seminar "Cash management and payment transactions in SAP S/4HANA".

Use the integrated data management for optimal reporting

Treasury reporting with SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)

Düsseldorf | ONLINE

The "SAC Treasury Reporting" seminar shows you in a practical way how to create treasury reports in SAP. We start with an introduction to SAP Treasury data and its extraction to SAP Analytics Cloud. You will create your own treasury data model in SAC and learn how to create reports. We discuss formulas, scripts and implementation challenges.

Evaluate, plan and forecast liquidity with SAP

Liquidity planning and cash flow analysis in SAP

Düsseldorf | ONLINE

The complete SAP package of liquidity planning and cash flow analysis is now easy to implement and can be regarded as the industry leader in terms of functionality. We will explain why this is so and what you can do with it for your company in our seminar "Liquidity Planning and Cash Flow Analysis with SAP". We will first discuss what system-supported liquidity planning and analysis in SAP can (and cannot) do for you.

CONCRETE DIGITALIZATION PROJECTS, BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW FUNCTIONS ON THE TREASURY SYSTEM MARKET

Digitization in Treasury: Technologies and System Functionalities

ONLINE

FinTechs and new technologies (artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, predictive analytics, robotics or blockchain) have brought a breath of fresh air to the finance industry. The seminar offers an update on the status quo of digitization in corporate treasury, basic knowledge of the new technologies in finance, and an overview of relevant FinTechs. Participants will analyze their treasury processes with regard to their potential for digitization and receive an overview of the new developments from treasury system providers.

Treasury Organization

Establish and review treasury management policies, guidelines and limit systems

Treasury Audit

Vienna | ONLINE

A lack of guidelines or inadequate organizational requirements in the treasury area contribute significantly to increased risks or losses. The timely identification, limitation and professional management of operational and financial risk potential is therefore of particular importance. Recommendations from associations, new legal regulations and requirements from supervisory authorities increasingly require the establishment of an early warning system for risk management in the company. The seminar will focus on the implementation of these proposals in practice and their operational impact on corporate treasury management.

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