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优化分散型跨国企业的现金管理 (Streamlining Cash Management in a Decentralised Global Company)

Marco Schuchmann - 阿克苏诺贝尔集团财务运作及支付平台主管

通过2010年对阿克苏诺贝尔集团财务主管Peter van Rood的系列访谈和2011年3月的文章,TMI的读者都知道,该公司开始进行文化和业务机构的重大转型。从财务部角度来看,这涉及将部门的职能从支付操作转变为企业的战略伙伴,从而提高财务效率,降低风险,以利于公司进一步发展。

现金管理效率的重要性

提升现金管理基础设施是财务部转型项目的重要内容。首先,我们意识到交易银行基础设施是成功转型的基石之一。其次,2008年收购ICI为集团带来了大量新的银行帐户和银行关系。由于现金管理银行超过120家,我们在现金可见性和可得性、银行通信和资本效率等方面遇到很大挑战。

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Streamlining Cash Management in a Decentralised Global Company

Streamlining Cash Management in a Decentralised Global Company

by Marco Schuchmann, Head of Treasury Operations and Payment Factory, AkzoNobel

As readers of TMI will be aware following the series of interviews with Peter van Rood, Corporate Director, Treasury, AkzoNobel during 2010, and the article in March 2011, the company embarked on a major cultural and business organisation transformation. From a treasury perspective, this involved taking the department from an operational function conducting payments to a strategic partner for the business, providing the financial efficiency and risk mitigation that positions the company for the next stage in its development.

The importance of cash management efficiency

Enhancing our cash management infrastructure was a key element of our treasury transformation project. Firstly, we recognised that the transaction banking infrastructure would be one of the cornerstones of a successful transformation. Secondly, the ICI acquisition in 2008 brought a large number of new bank accounts and bank relationships into the group. With over 120 cash management banks, we were experiencing considerable challenges in terms of visibility and access to cash, bank communications, and capital efficiency.