Corporate Treasury & Risk Advisory

Transforming your Treasury function

In today’s ever-changing and challenging business environment, corporate treasurers in particular play a pivotal role in managing financial risk and advising on business strategy decisions. Our clients increasingly face foreign exchange, commodity, and liquidity risks in volatile and competitive markets. They are also impacted by regulatory changes, as well as an increasingly automated treasury environment delivering efficiencies and better control mechanisms with new technologies.

Our Corporate Treasury and Risk Advisory team consists of experts who leverage their extensive treasury and risk management experience to serve a broad range of corporate clients across every industry sector. We support the Treasurer and the CFO, advising on treasury strategy, governance and reporting, accounting, cash management and risk management in a corporate setting. We also support management in identifying the optimal allocation of financial resources and efficiently managing asset liability risk and liquidity profile.

Treasury Strategy

We support our clients in their transformation of Treasury into a strategic function. This does not only entail expanding the scope of treasury activities, but requires a continued emphasis on designing, implementing, and maintaining the right policies, infrastructure, people, organization, decision support tools and systems to deliver on organizational goals. We assess the current maturity level of the Treasury department by applying our framework: Deloitte Treasury Cube. Moreover, since both internal and external stakeholder management is critical to success, we support our clients to define, design, implement, and monitor a stakeholder management system. We assist clients to link corporate treasury metrics to financial metrics that are important for the company.  In addition to traditional liquidity management metrics, we focus on strategic risk metrics (e.g. risk management solutions that enhance returns), strategic business metrics (e.g. structuring initiatives, value chain financing) and external stakeholder management (e.g. excess of return on equity vs return on equity or company WACC vs industry WACC).

Governance and Reporting

We provide specialist independent advice and assist management on all aspects of the governance and control environment for the Treasury function. This includes: governance structure and reporting requirements, delegation of authority matrix design and its implementation, controls assurance, controls framework review, controls monitoring, end-to-end process and controls review, and controls benchmarking. Additionally, we provide treasury specialist support on internal audits.

Treasury Accounting

We provide practical accounting solutions from assessment to implementation including transaction support, accounting & valuations, implementation of new standards and treasury accounting outsourcing. We support clients on  debt issuances or restructures, derivative restructures, hedge accounting and FX accounting. We prepare management position papers and provide specialist accounting opinions.

Cash Management

We assist our clients in the selection and implementation of cash management solutions, efficient cash pooling framework, optimizing working capital, assessment on the working capital needs, cash forecasting and development of analytics and forecasting tools to understand liquidity issues and support decisions on financing.

Systems & Data

As technological change continues unabated, optimizing efficiency and control in the Treasury function through automation is critical. Deloitte helps businesses rationalize their digital platforms to ensure their treasury technology is 'future-proofed'. We assist client in who life cycle of system implementation and collaborate with the system vendor for smooth implementation and business as usual processes.

Capital Structure and Funding

We advise on capital structure and funding strategy, including project finance, supply chain finance, business case analysis and debt/equity analysis. We can develop a long-term strategic forecast model to assess the impact on financial key ratios of different financial strategies and investments. We can also assist our clients assess the various trade-offs that are inherent in any funding plan.

Risk Management, Strategy and Operations

We help treasurers identify and quantify their exposure to financial risks, determine appropriate risk management strategies and policies, and help quantify the economic implications of specific treasury transactions. We also help the treasury function itself run more efficiently. 

Bespoke support

Includes treasury specialist secondments to non-audit clients, training on accounting matters, tax advisory support and provision of market insights impacting treasury functions. 

The Team

Our Corporate Treasury and Risk Advisory team comprises experienced and advisory specialists, including qualified Chartered Accountants, CFA Charter holders, Financial Risk Management (FRM) Charter holders and Treasury Consultants. They each have extensive experience researching the implications of changing environment and the associated risks. 

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Zulfiqar Patel

Zulfiqar Patel

Partner | Regulatory Advisory Leader

Zulfiqar is the Regulatory Risk Leader for Deloitte in the Middle East. His overall experience of more than 23 years encompasses a thorough background of Finance, Risk and Regulatory Matters. Over the... More

Syed Sohaib Moid

Syed Sohaib Moid

Director | Risk Advisory | Treasury, Market & Liquidity Risk

Sohaib is a Director within Deloitte Middle East’s Risk Advisory Practice. He has over 14 years of experience supporting Banks, Organizations, and Regulators on various advisory projects. He is a memb... More