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Creighton Business Institute
College of Business
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza, Linn Bldg L14
Omaha, NE 68178

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Certified Treasury Professional

This certification covers what leaders should consider when making tough fiscal decisions and how to determine which ideas are best financially to implement. Based on the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) body of knowledge and written by experts, it is the preferred study resource for the CTP exam.

Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) - AFP Learning System   

As a professional development program, this CTP course teaches the essential principles and functional practices of corporate cash and treasury management. A team of subject matter experts in corporate treasury management positions developed this course, which is taught by AFP certified facilitator Dr. Melissa Woodley of Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.

The benefits of this CTP instructor-led format are:

  • Pre-test to gauge current knowledge
  • Calculation exercises to practice 50+ formulas
  • Definition and formula flashcards
  • 750+ “Describe and Differentiate” exercises
  • 450+ end-of module questions and answers
  • 900+ online questions modeled after the CTP exam
  • Access to online Resource Center offering printable flashcards, test-taking tips, related links, ask the expert, an index for printed materials and more.

Audience(s):

  • Practitioners executing treasury, finance or accounting functions
  • Bankers and other financial services providers developing and implementing products and services by corporate finance organizations
  • Technical and administrative staff supporting treasury and finance functions
  • CTPs seeking recertification credits

About the CTP® Examination (2014 - 2016)

Each question on the CTP exam is derived from Essentials of Treasury Management®, Fourth Edition, the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for the CTP exam. The computer-based exam includes 170 multiple-choice questions and is built according to the CTP Test Specifications. The professional experience requirement to sit for the CTP exam is a minimum of two years full-time work experience in a career-based cash/treasury management or corporate finance-related position.

Applicant Requirements:

All applicants must complete the Report of Experience and/or Education found at www.CTPcert.org/Eligibility. An advanced business degree from a graduate-level program is equivalent to one year of work experience. In order to qualify for this equivalent experience, a transcript or copy of the graduate degree must be posted to:

AFP
ATTN: Certification Department

4520 East-West Highway, 
Suite 750

Bethesda, MD 20814-3319

OR emailed to: certification@AFPonline.org

2014 CTP® Examination Testing Windows and Deadlines

Offered in two 60-day testing windows for greater flexibility and convenience for candidates. All forms and application fees must be submitted in writing and postmarked by the specified deadline. Forms submitted without appropriate fees cannot be processed.

CTP Examination
Testing Windows

Early Application
Deadlines

Final Application
Deadline*
Cancellation/Refund
Request Deadline
Transfer/Deferral
Request Deadline
June 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014March 21, 2014April 25, 2014May 2, 2014July 31, 2014
December 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015September 19, 2014November 14, 2014November 21, 2014January 31, 2015

*Applications received after the final postmark deadline will automatically be deferred to the next available testing window.

Print the 2014 Certification Candidate Guide through the Association for Financial Professionals®

Module 1: Introduction to Treasury Management
Program Overview
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Role of Treasury Management

  • Introduction
  • The Role and Organization of Treasury Management
  • Finance and Treasury Organization
  • Corporate Governance
  • Summary

Module 2: The Treasury Management Environment

Chapter 2: Regulatory and Legal Environment

  • Introduction
  • General Regulatory Environment
  • Primary Regulators and Standard Setters of International Financial Markets
  • US Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Tax Considerations
  • Bankruptcy (Insolvency)Laws
  • Summary

Chapter 3: Banks and Financial Institutions

  • Introduction
  • Financial Institutions: Functions and Services
  • Summary

Chapter 4: Payment Systems

  • Introduction
  • Payment Systems Overview
  • Cash Payments
  • Check-Based Payments
  • Large-Value Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)/Wire Transfer Systems
  • Small-Value Transfer or Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) Systems
  • Card-Based Payment Systems
  • Summary

Chapter 5: Money Markets

  • Introduction
  • Global Money Markets
  • Short-Term Money markets in the United States
  • Summary

Chapter 6: Capital Markets

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Capital Markets
  • Debt Market
  • Equity (Stock) Securities
  • Summary

Chapter 7: Relationship Management and Vendor Selection

  • Introduction
  • Relationship Management
  • Vendor Selection and the Request for Proposal (RFP) Process
  • Bank Compensation Practices
  • Assessing Service Provider Risk
  • Summary

Module 3: Working Capital Management
Chapter 8: Introduction to Working Capital Management

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Working Capital
  • The Working Capital Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
  • How Changes in Current Accounts Impact External Financing
  • Working Capital Investments and Financing Strategies
  • Management of Credit and Accounts Receivable (A/R)
  • Management of Inventory
  • Management of Accounts Payable (A/P)
  • Multinational Working Capital Management Tools
  • Summary

Chapter 9: Working Capital Metrics

  • Introduction
  • Basic Financial Concepts
  • Fundamental Working Capital Metrics
  • Calculation of the Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
  • Cash Discount Calculations
  • Accounts Receivable (A/R) Monitoring and Control
  • Collections and Concentration Calculations
  • Summary

Chapter 10: Collections, Concentration and Disbursements

  • Introduction
  • Disbursements
  • Collections
  • Concentration of Funds
  • Payments Fraud
  • Summary

Chapter 11: Short-Term Investment and Borrowing

  • Introduction
  • Managing Short-Term Investments
  • Pricing and Yields on Short-Term Investments
  • Managing Short-Term Financing
  • Debt Financing
  • Summary

Chapter 12: Long-Term and Capital Investments

  • Introduction
  • Managing Capital Market Investments
  • Valuation of Long-Term Securities
  • Summary

Chapter 13: Cash Forecasting

  • Introduction
  • Purpose of Cash Forecasting
  • Issues and Opportunities in Forecasting
  • Types of Forecasts
  • The Forecasting Process
  • Forecasting Methods
  • Best Practices for Cash Forecasting
  • Summary

Chapter 14: Information Technology in Treasury

  • Introduction
  • Information Technology for Treasury
  • Treasury Management Systems (TMSs)
  • E-Commerce
  • Summary

Module 4: Risk Management
Chapter 15: Operational and Enterprise Risk Management

  • Introduction
  • General Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Insurance Management
  • Summary

Chapter 16: Financial Risk Management

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Financial Risk Management in Treasury
  • Derivative Instruments Used as Financial Risk Management Tools
  • Foreign Exchange (FX) Risk Management in Treasury
  • Currency Derivatives Used to Hedge Foreign Exchange (FX) Exposure
  • Interest Rate Exposure and Risk Management
  • Commodity Risk Exposure
  • Other Issues Related to Financial Risk Management
  • Summary

Chapter 17: Treasury Policies and Procedures

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Treasury Policies and Procedures
  • Guidelines for Creating Policies and Procedures
  • Policy Development Example: Short-Term Investment Policy
  • Overview of Key Treasury Policies
  • Summary

Module 5: Financial Management
Chapter 18: Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Introduction
  • Accounting Concepts and Standards
  • Financial Reporting Statements
  • Accounting for Derivatives, Hedges, and Foreign Exchange (FX) Translation
  • Accounting for US Governmental and Not-For-Profit (G/NFP) Organizations
  • Summary

Chapter 19: Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Cost Behavior
  • Decision Evaluation
  • Developing Operating and Financial Budgets
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Performance Measurement
  • Financial Analysis and Rating Agencies
  • Summary

Chapter 20: Financial Decisions and Management

  • Introduction
  • Capital Structure of a Company
  • Raising and Managing Long-Term Capital
  • Cost of Capital and Firm Value
  • Lease Financing and Management
  • Equity Financing and Management
  • Other Topics in Financial Decisions
  • Summary

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