Written by Niki Kinkelaar, Windy City Summit Conference Manager
The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation sets the standard in the treasury profession and is a global symbol of excellence. The 2021 Virtual Windy City Summit is offering a CTP Prep Course included with the registration at no additional cost. You can participate in live sessions weekly or catch them on-demand at your convenience.
It can be a big decision in deciding to take the CTP exam. So, we had an opportunity to interview Evelyn Martinez on her journey to earn her CTP, demonstrate her comprehensive knowledge of corporate treasury management, pledge to meet continuing education requirements to stay current and commit to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
Why I Earned My CTP
Can you briefly describe your current position?
I am a Senior Treasury Analyst with LSC Communications. My job responsibilities include daily cash management, debt reconciliation, cash forecasting, and bank administration.
When did you become a Certified Treasury Professional? June 2019
What was your primary motivation in deciding to become a CTP?
My co-worker and fellow TMAC member had passed the exam a year before and encouraged me to earn my CTP. During this period our company was in the process of being acquired and job security was uncertain. I felt that becoming a CTP would make me more valuable to my current company as well as more marketable if I needed to search for a new job.
How did you prepare for the CTP exam?
I began preparing eight months before I took the exam. I studied the old school way, writing down lots of notes, and highlighting key information. I am a mom of two school-age kids, both in sports, so I would study during my lunch hour and carve out time over the weekends. I also attended the CTP Exam Preparation Course at the Windy City Summit which was super beneficial and provided additional study material.
In what ways has the CTP benefited you and your career?
It has given me greater confidence in my abilities as a treasury professional. You also get insight into other areas that might not be part of your current job requirements, but common in other treasury roles.
If you were to give advice to a peer interested in earning their CTP, what would you tell them?
Go for it! It truly gives you a better understanding of all aspects of treasury management.
Prepare for the CTP Exam
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