CTP Exam Preparation
CTP Course 1: Essential Learning for CTP Candidates
5/23/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session will cover common misconceptions about the CTP Exam that lead candidates to make assumptions that are incorrect. Learning how Essentials of Treasury Management (ETM5) is created and how the CTP Exam is developed is the starting point for enabling candidates to learn what they need to in order to earn the credential. This session also offers candidates proven tips and techniques for preparing for the CTP Exam and for ensuring the best chance of passing.
CTP Course 2: Banks, Payment Systems and Relationship Management (Ch 3, 4 & 7)
5/23/2018 • 9:30 AM-10:20 AM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session begins the coverage of the specific materials from ETM5. In this session, banks and financial institutions will be discussed, as well as how various payment systems (both U.S. and global) operate. The session ends with a detailed discussion of relationship management, vendor selection and the calculations involved in bank account analysis statements.
CTP Course 3: Working Capital Management (Ch. 10 & 11)
5/23/2018 • 11:20 AM-12:10 PM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session covers both the basics and the metrics (calculations) used in the area of working capital management. These topics include: cash conversion cycle, management of key working capital accounts (accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable), and the investment and financing of working capital. The section on working capital metrics covers many of the important calculations used in the area, including days sales outstanding, aging schedules and payment pattern analysis.
CTP Course 4: Financial Statements, Analysis & Decisions (Ch. 8 & 9)
5/23/2018 • 2:10 PM-3:00 PM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session will cover the basics of financial planning and analysis, as well as other key financial and accounting concepts. The standard financial statements (balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows) are outlined as well as the use of ratio analysis to determine the financial health of the company. The important ratios covered include those related to liquidity management, debt management/coverage and asset management. In addition to financial analysis, this session will discuss varjious key performance measures.
CTP Course 5: Review of Basic CTP Calculations
5/23/2018 • 4:00 PM-4:50 PM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session will involve an overview of CTP math. Any math associated with the relevant topics covered in the earlier sessions will have already been discussed in context. The difference is that this session will focus on the more challenging formulas and calculations found throughout ETM5. Along with math tips and techniques for all CTP candidates, the instructors will specifically address overcoming the “fear factor” for those CTP candidates who have had little exposure to financial mathematics.
CTP Course 6: Money and Capital Markets (Ch. 5, 6, 13 & 19)
5/24/2018 • 8:30 AM-9:20 AM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session opens with the basics of money markets and how they function, including coverage of the different instruments and techniques used for short-term working capital needs. Also included is coverage of short-term financing from the borrower’s perspective (bank lines of credit and commercial paper). The session continues with a discussion of the basics of the long-term side of financial and treasury management, including: the role of investment bankers, the pricing, valuation and yields on long-term securities.
CTP Course 7: Collections, Concentration and Disbursements and Cash Forecasting (Ch. 12 & 14)
5/24/2018 • 9:30 AM-10:20 AM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session covers the basic areas concerned with how organizations collect, concentrate and disburse their funds. Included in this session is coverage of field deposit systems, lockbox collections, cash pooling and different bank disbursement products. This session continues with a detailed discussion of cash forecasting, focusing on the calculations involved in this area.
CTP Course 8: Risk Management & Capital Structure Decisions (Ch. 16, 17 & 20)
5/24/2018 • 10:30 AM-11:20 AM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
The session provides a general overview of risk management in treasury, including concepts such as financial risk, operational risk and enterprise risk management. The session concludes with coverage of the use of financial derivatives such as forwards, futures, options and swaps in the area of financial risk management. The focus is on how companies use these instruments to hedge their exposures in various areas and markets. This session also covers the decisions related to capital structure of the firm.
CTP Course 9: Advanced CTP Math
5/24/2018 • 12:20 PM-1:10 PM • Room 201 • Audience: Beginner
This session will review the calculations from ETM5 that were NOT covered in the earlier Basic CTP Math session. The instructors will demonstrate math shortcuts that will enable candidates to logically eliminate some of the answers on a math problem or to derive the answer without having to go through all of the steps. We will briefly discuss the materials from ETM5 that are NOT covered in these sessions, but which ARE covered in the supplemental handouts.