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Association of Corporate Treasurers
The chartered body for treasury professionals
ACT sets the global benchmark for treasury excellence. With members and students in 100 countries, ACT’s globally-recognised qualifications are highly regarded by employers worldwide. Being ACT qualified means people have the expertise to manage money and risk effectively, while planning long term financial strategies. It’s a dynamic and lucrative career where people can make a real difference to the success of any business.
Website: http://www.treasurers.org
Recruitment link: http://www.treasurers.org/learning/profession
Qualifications and Training
Confidence in treasury management begins with ACT qualifications. Being ACT qualified is a benchmark of competence; a standard upon which employers, colleagues and clients can rely which is why we have members in 89% of the FTSE 100. Our treasury and finance training courses suit people of all levels. Whether corporate, banking or advisory, we focus on providing technical and practical skills that can be put to immediate use to bring instant benefits to the individual and the business.
Career Resources
ACT professional network is the route to treasury excellence. As the leading professional body for treasury, we provide a wide range of career development and networking opportunities centred around qualifications and training courses; conferences, breakfast briefings and thought-leadership forums; publications, technical updates and best-practice guidance. From graduates to seasoned practitioners, you can keep up-to-date with current treasury practice, find the latest treasury jobs and get practical career advice from the ACT website and The Treasurer magazine
Type of Roles and Salaries
Corporate treasurers manage the company’s financial risk and are integral to the development of business strategy. Future steps on the career ladder could include Group Treasurer, Finance Director and even Chief Executive. If you want to work in a fast-paced environment and be one of the top earners in finance, treasury is for you. Qualified treasurers with experience can expect a six-figure salary with additional higher earning opportunities.

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Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
UK's only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries.
Actuaries are highly regarded professionals; they are excellent problem solvers and strategic thinkers with a deep understanding of financial systems. An actuarial career is enormously intellectually satisfying. Actuaries possess unique mathematical, analytical, communication and management skills. These skills lie behind many high-level strategic decisions made by large companies and governments, and can have a significant impact on legislation, businesses and peoples' lives.
Website: http://www.actuaries.org.uk
Recruitment link: http://www.actuaries.org.uk/become-actuary/routes-qualifying

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We are the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000* members committed to championing better work and working lives. We've been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research, we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we're the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the expertise to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.
Website: http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-careers
Recruitment link: http://hr-jobs.peoplemanagement.co.uk

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Institute of Physics
IOP is a scientific membership charity with a mission to advance physics
Recruitment link: http://www.brightrecruits.com/

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