Corporate Treasurers manage corporate funding, liquidity and financial risk associated with the profitable development and operation of an organisation. They may be involved in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.
Controls treasury and treasury systems and establishes and reviews risk management objectives and treasury policies.
Identifies, manages and reports on financial risks.
Assists with equity management, debt management, securities and taxation planning issues.
Collects, analyses and interprets information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations.
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 92% of people employed as Corporate Treasurers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 26 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 45 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Corporate Treasurers||All Jobs Average|
Around 94% of Corporate Treasurers live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
New South Wales and Victoria have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
- Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby
- Melbourne - Inner
- Sydney - City and Inner South
- Sydney - Inner West
- Sydney - Eastern Suburbs.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Corporate Treasurers is 39 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.
Females make up 40% of the workforce. This is 8 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Corporate Treasurers||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||1.0||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
A bachelor degree in commerce or business administration is usually needed to work as a Corporate Treasurer. Many workers have a postgraduate qualification.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Corporate Treasurers||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||36.2||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||0.7||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers who have strong attention to detail, are organised and work independently.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
75%Management of financial resources
Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
64%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Reading work related information.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
59%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Using maths to solve problems.
Talking to others.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
54%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
54%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
89%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
85%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
63%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
60%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
54%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
51%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
48%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
34%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
31%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
28%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
28%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
27%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
18%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
13%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Communicate by speaking.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
63%Working with numbers
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
Read and understand written information.
Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Listen to and understand what people say.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Write in a way that people can understand.
55%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
45%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
45%Speed of recognition
Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
See details that are far away.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
87%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
82%Managing payments and orders
Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.
80%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
79%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
78%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
78%Giving expert advice
Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.
78%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
78%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
77%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
76%Coming up with systems and processes
Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
76%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
75%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
71%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
70%Coaching and developing others
Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.
68%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
66%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
66%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
61%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
58%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
100%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
Use electronic mail.
Talk on the telephone.
Talk with people face-to-face.
93%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
91%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
89%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
Work with people in a group or team.
85%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
85%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
83%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
83%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
Work to strict deadlines.
83%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
79%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.
67%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
63%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
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