Thousands of students choose finance as their desired profession every year. To become a high flyer in the world of business and finance, you need an edge that will help you stand out in the competitive job market. Help your students and clients get noticed by letting them know that adding treasury to their financial skill set will put their resume at the top of the pile. 

Treasury functions ensure the business has the money it needs to manage its day-to-day business obligations and helps develop long term financial strategy and policies. It does so by focusing on how and where to put money – while managing any associated risks – to drive business success. Every business whether they realise it or not, performs treasury activities.   

Individuals with treasury qualifications are very well rewarded in the work place, have dynamic finance roles often with an international reach and operate at the heart of the organisation‘s objectives. 

New, accessible entry point into treasury

Now it’s even easier to get a taste for or to enter the profession. As the chartered body for treasury, we’re delighted to introduce the Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF). This entry level qualification takes only three months to complete, is delivered online and costs as little as £395. Even the exam is taken online from the comfort of home. With no entry requirements, there are no barriers and it really is the perfect first step! 

Developed in conjunction with industry experts, finance professionals, ACT members and academics, the content holds the latest progressive thinking and is designed to be practically applied in the workplace. The feedback from our first cohort earlier this year has been overwhelmingly positive from both students and employers alike, so you can recommend it with confidence. 

If you like more information on the full ACT qualification pathway or if you’d like to speak to a member of our team for further information or advice, contact us on  +44 (0)20 7847 2525 or at

This article forms part of October's Spotlight newsletter for careers advisers and others working with young people to promote the professions. You can see the full newsletter and subscribe here.