Publications

Treasury Alliance Partners author articles and presentations on cash, payments, risk, structures and technology. A selection of their work can be downloaded in Adobe pdf format. Publications are provided free of charge by Treasury Alliance Group LLC and should not be construed as specific advice for individual companies or situations. Following is a directory of publications you’ll find on this page.

CURRRENT TOPICS

Fundamentals of Payment Systems is a newly updated version of our classic paper first released in 2014. It is a useful guide for new and experienced finance professionals on global payment systems, including new payments alternatives.

Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) Strategy This article takes a fresh look at FBAR including a strategic approach to compliance along with checklists and pro-tips. Sponsored by TIS (www.tis.biz).

There is technology element to virtually every activity performed in the modern treasury. “Achieving Optimal Treasury Technology ” helps make sense of the options and potential on the market and coming in the future.

Bank account management is an important treasury task that demands comprehensive and strategic focus. This guide, sponsored by TIS , covers the dimensions of the challenge and offers a strategic vision for dealing with bank account management. A German version of the same document is also available.

Treasury Management in China – The treasury environment in China is complex and changing rapidly. This guide, sponsored by DBS, covers key areas that treasury professionals need to know.

The Request for Proposal Process: A Treasurer’s Guide is a completely updated version of the earlier White Paper. It outlines the RFP process, its essential elements and the project administration requirements. It’s designed to provide the corporate treasury professional with a guide to successfully initiating, managing and completing an RFP. 404K pdf.

Cash Pooling A Treasurer’s Guide updates an earlier edition and provides considerably more information including tax considerations. 485K pdf.

Treasury Systems: A Treasurer’s Guide describes some of the technology available to Treasurers today and how to take advantage of new capabilities. It includes sections on functionality and selection. 514K pdf.

FBAR FAQ FBAR FAQ contains easy to understand answers to basic questions on Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR).

Ten Keys to a Successful RFP – The Request for Proposal is a great opportunity for treasury departments and for the vendors that support them. Following are ten keys that will help you make the most of the RFP process.

Cash Forecasting—A Primer – Cash forecasting is an important part of treasury management and it is a task many treasury practitioners admit is challenging to do well. The good news is that several steps can help turn cash forecasting from a difficult chore to an efficient and essential tool for treasury and the entire enterprise. This paper covers key elements in developing a forecasting process from scratch or to improving current cash forecasting procedures.

Five Steps to Excellence in Cash Forecasting outlines five key steps that can ensure excellence in cash forecasting. 19K pdf.

Have you had a “check-up” recently? Treasury Risk Assessment – Brief presentation on the types of assessments and their benefits.

Treasury Risks and Uncertainties 2017 Risk and the management of risk are central to the treasury function and there is no shortage of risks in 2017. But uncertainties, where there is only the subjective probability of something happening, could well provide more significant issues for treasuries in the coming year. This paper offers TAG’s assessment of some key risks and uncertainties that treasurers will face in 2017 along with suggestions to manage and mitigate them

Cybercrime – Stealing in the Connected Age Survey Results This report summaries findings from a group of 188 treasury professionals related to their experience of cybercrime and actions they are taking.

Intercompany Liquidity Management Compliance – Brexit, Basel III, BEPS and US Section 385 make for a set of interesting treasury challenges. Treasury Alliance offers 10 things that should be on the agenda of global treasurers in this brief paper.

Treasury Impact of Proposed Regulations under Section 385 -The proposed new rules under section 385 of the federal tax code present concerns for many corporate treasurers. This brief article analyzes the proposal and the possible impact on common treasury management techniques.

Working With Supply Chain -The global focus on working capital management has raised the profile of corporate purchasing managers. Recast as supply chain management or strategic sourcing, these professionals are a key element in controlling costs, assessing supplier viability and ensuring objective decision-making. This brief paper helps treasury managers understand how to work with these professionals and get the best for their companies.

OFAC: This Means You – OFAC is a four-letter acronym for the Office of Foreign Assets Control and understanding OFAC is important because of its power to levy significant criminal and civil penalties. There is the perception among some that OFAC compliance is a matter for the ever-growing compliance departments of banks. This is most definitely not the case and in a brief article we discuss four steps Treasurers can take to stay on the right side of OFAC

Electronic billing has become more popular in North America but has yet to approach European levels of usage. This brief article by the Treasury Alliance Group team provides treasury professionals with an overview of eBilling system characteristics. It also includes some vendor selection tips and a five-step model to help make sure that your project is a winner.

TMS Implementation: A Strategic Approach demonstrates the value of taking a strategic approach to what is often considered a lower-level, tactical task.

ARCHIVES

Escheatment Issues and Best Practices – Unclaimed property is a matter that doesn’t get much attention until the state auditors present their demand for back payments and penalties. This brief paper outlines issues and best practices surrounding escheatment.

Basel III – New Rules, New Game – Basel III is going to change treasury management in a major way. This presentation provides some examples along with actions you can take to protect your company and the most recent listing of globally systemically important banks.

Basel III and Bank Relationship Management – Basel III imposes major new requirements for bank balance sheets that will have a significant effect on the cost and availability of credit and treasury services. This brief paper describes two actions companies can take to minimize the impact on their banking network.

Basel III – Pooling – Basel III may spell the end of notional pooling. This article explores the impact that Basel III will have on this popular technique – and why.

How to be better off at no extra cost by Susan Hillman and Dan Blumen explores the benefits of getting under the hood of your company’s working capital. It’s an excellent tool to get you thinking about how to tackle a working capital project. 149K pdf.

Global Cash Management Banking in Risky Times by Susan Hillman deals with bank relationship management and how companies are allocating their banking business in risky times. 81K pdf.

A Strategic Approach to Treasury Technology is a brief paper that describes how taking a strategic approach to technology can improve the effectiveness of your treasury.