How important is networking to getting ahead in a treasury career?
In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, I speak with Remco de Vries, Group Treasurer at Experian, about networking in a treasury career. He discusses his accounting background and how trying new things and getting out of his comfort zone got him to where he is now.
Experian is an Anglo-Irish multinational consumer credit reporting company. Experian collects and aggregates information on over 1 billion people and businesses, including 235 million individual U.S. consumers and more than 25 million U.S. businesses.
Based in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates in 37 countries with offices in Brazil, the UK, and the United States. The company employs approximately 17,000 people and reported revenue of $5.2 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March 2020. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Remco has been Experian’s Group Treasurer since 2015 and is responsible for Experian’s global corporate treasury activities, which include funding, risk management, and cash management. Remco began his career with accountancy firm PwC in the Netherlands, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Remco worked for two years at PwC Birmingham, working mainly with large corporates. He then joined GUS plc in 2005 and was involved in setting up Experian’s treasury operations at its corporate head office in Dublin in 2007 after the group’s demerger. Remco holds a master’s degree in Business Economics, is a member of the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA), and is an Associate Member of the ACT.
On the podcast, we discussed…
- Remco’s background in accounting and finance
- The benefits of starting with back-office treasury experience
- The challenges of recruiting the right people for treasury roles
- How Remco progressed in his career
- Why events and conferences are so useful to getting ahead in treasury
- Why it’s essential to get out of your comfort zone and try new things.
You can connect with Remco on LinkedIn.
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