My Life in Treasury: Aimee Cullen
Aimee Cullen, Head of Treasury, CarTrawler, is on a mission. As a committee member of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers (IACT), she is leading an initiative to raise awareness about the world of treasury “in the hope it will attract more people to the field”. She talks to TMI about her motivation and what the profession means to her.
A career in treasury offers an abundance of positive attributes – and for many professionals who have featured in TMI’s My Life in Treasury profiles over the years, the fact that there is no such thing as a typical day is one of its strongest. Of course, for some individuals this may be a challenge too far. But for those, like Cullen, who have taken up the mantle of treasury, it really is a source of constant satisfaction.
Head of Treasury, CarTrawler
Summing up the profession in three words – real-world, challenging, variety – she feels that treasury offers the kind of career that will suit anyone with an interest in lifelong learning and problem-solving. The diversity of duties, she notes, is due in part to treasury being a support function for the whole business. The department has a vital strategic role in understanding events from a macro perspective, and taking timely action to protect the organisation from an ever-changing accumulation of risks.