Level: Advanced

Audience: Banks, service providers and corporates

Description: For those who have already achieved the AFP's Corporate Treasury Professional (CTP) or
CCM credential the next level of achievement is the ACT's Certificate in International Cash Management
(CertICM). The CertICM is one way of building a solid knowledge base of the international cash
management environment.

What is the CertICM?
The CertICM is recognized throughout the world as the leading international cash management
qualification. It is a very rigorous program from which the students will gain:
  • A detailed understanding of international cash management from both a corporate and a
    banking perspective
  • An understanding of the wider context in which cash management fits in corporate treasury and
    international banking
  • An extensive toolkit for practical international cash management, including the use of
    instruments and strategies for optimizing cash management efficiency
  • The ability to add real value in the negotiation of international cash management arrangements

The assessment can be taken from anywhere in the world, wherever there is a reliable internet

Should You Consider the CertICM?
The CertICM is particularly useful if you are:
  • A cash manager in a company who wants to demonstrate your expertise and dedication with a
    globally recognised qualification
  • Have recently moved into a cash management role (or would like to), either within corporate
    treasury or as part of a general finance remit
  • Want to expand your understanding of how cash management works at an international level
  • Are a banker, relationship manager or a consultant who needs to understand international cash
    management from the perspective of the corporate in order to advise clients more effectively.

The Certificate in International Cash Management is made up of the six units below. For full ACT
accreditation you will need to complete all six units and sit (and pass) the assessment.
  • Unit 1: The International Cash management (ICM) context and role of banks
  • Unit 2: Managing liquidity - visibility and availability
  • Unit 3: International cash management tools and techniques
  • Unit 4: Risk management of ICM  
  • Unit 5: The impact of accounting, tax and regulation   
  • Unit 6: Developments in ICM

The program is fully supported through an e-learning site on the Web with interactive exercises,
discussion forum and sources for further reading.

For more information go to:
Allman-Ward Associates, Inc.
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