X - Executive, A - Advanced, I - Intermediate, B – Basic, F- FP&A Renewal Credit, G - GTOT Credit
CTP Review Sessions are not available for CTP or FP&A credit.
Receivables Optimization: A Client Perspective on Receivables Automation with Current and Futuristic Technology (I)
- Tim Reed, Director, Treasury Product, Bank of America
- Doug Dunlap, CCE, Director – Credit to Cash & Assistant Treasurer, Basic Energy Services
- RaShawn Washington, Accounts Receivable Supervisor, Allied Electronics & Automation
Wednesday, April 14th
3:45pm - 4:45pm
This presentation is about the optimization of receivables leveraging technologies created from banking and Fintech partnerships to solve the challenges presented in accounts receivable processing by the broad emergence of electronic payments and their associated remittances evolving into multiple types of data channels and sources.
Attendees will learn how AR staffs have benefited from higher posting rates, lower DSO and time savings associated with adopting machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies available today.
Tim Reed is a Director with Bank of America in Global Treasury Services, based in Dallas. In his role as a Product Sales Specialist, he is focused on Receivables Products such as Lockbox, ACH, Wires, electronic delivery of information (EDI) and Internet-based applications. He is also knowledgeable in traditional Treasury Management service offerings. He specializes in developing solutions for corporate clients across the country. Tim has 16 years of banking experience in operations, including check processing, systems maintenance and Lockbox operations as well as 22 years in treasury management. Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Dallas Baptist University and is a SWIFT Qualified Specialist as well as a former Certified Treasury Professional.
Doug Dunlap is currently Director-Credit to Cash & Assistant Treasurer for Basic Energy Services in Fort Worth. Prior to joining Basic Energy, Doug has held the position of Director – Credit & Collections at TETRA Technologies, Archer Well Company / Quintana Energy Services, Select Energy Services, and BJ Services/ Baker Hughes. Prior to being a Director, Doug started his Credit & Collections career in 2001 and had continued increasing responsibilities. Doug has served on the Board of Directors for NACM-South Texas in 2005 through 2007 and served on the PESA-CID Operating Committee from 2008–2018 and as Chairman the last 3 years. Doug attended the University of Houston, and he also participated in the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) certification program, received his Certified Credit Executive (CCE) in November 2004, and successfully met the requirement thought 2023. He also participated in the NACM’s Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management in 2018- 2019, receiving his Executive Award upon completion.
RaShawn Washington is Allied Electronics & Automation’s Accounts Receivable Supervisor. In this role RaShawn manages all incoming deposits which may be received in the form of check, ACH, wire, or credit card. She contributes substantial participation with continuous improvement (CI) resolutions within the business. RaShawn has 12 years of business accounting experience, including maintaining the general ledger, reviewing and completing financial statements, and account reconciliations. During her 9-year career at Allied Electronics RaShawn has held Collections Supervisor, Staff Accountant and Accounts Receivable Supervisor roles. RaShawn is set to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Summer, 2021 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Inspiration from several continuous improvement projects fueled the change of focus from accounting to how to apply technology to the business. She has also commenced Lean Six Sigma certification training.
Wage Payment Challenges Today and One Company’s Ability to Turn it into an Opportunity (I)
- George Mavrantzas, Vice President of Strategy & Thought Leadership, ADP
- Martin Armstrong, CPP, MBA, DBA, Vice President, Payroll Shared Services, Charter Communications
- Steve Helms, Vice President Emerging Payments Solutions, Visa
Wednesday, April 14th
3:45pm - 4:45pm
The existing global healthcare crisis has instigated many changes to the workplace, and with these changes came a wave of new wage payment preferences and trends. Now more than ever, employees want fast, reliable pay options and the ability to control their own financial wellness. Likewise, employers want a compliant and cost-effective way to deliver upon these expectations.
We invite you to join ADP, Visa, and Charter Communications in a lively panel discussion where we will discuss the importance of electronic pay, particularly during a crisis and financial tools your employees can benefit from. You will also learn best practices for safe, compliant and efficient pay and will gain valuable insights into how the world and future of pay are changing.
- The ease of compliance navigation and security benefits of digital payments
- How cardholder spending behavior has been impacted & the latest payment trends
- The benefits of offering electronic pay, and in particular pay cards, from a financial wellness perspective
- Best practices from a leading telecommunications organization on how they have successfully navigated pay challenges during the existing crisis.
Charter Communications services 25 million customers in 41 states with approximately 90,000 employees nationwide.
George Mavrantzas is a seasoned payments executive with over two decades in the prepaid industry with the last 16 years specifically in payments. Prior to ADP, George held several executive and senior level positions at firms including Global Cash Card, rapid! PayCard, Incomm, ITC Financial Services, T-Mobile, and Powertel. He has worked in all facets of prepaid and payment operations including but not limited to: Executive Management, Business Development, Project Management, Customer Service, Implementation, Relationship & Account Management, Thought Leadership and Social Media Expansion. As Vice President of Strategy and Thought Leadership at ADP, George is a member of the Wage Payments Executive team. He devises and executes strategic decisions for the business & delivers thought leadership and on-site presentations. George is a recognized expert and prolific speaker in the payments industry, and he is invited to speak at over 50 industry conferences a year to educate professionals on the ever changing payments landscape & benefits of electronic pay. He is a national member of the American Payroll Association. In addition, he is a member of the APA’s National Speakers Bureau and received the APA’s Citation of Merit from 2014-2019. George is a graduate of the University of North Florida and resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Martin Armstrong is the Vice President of Payroll Shared Services for Charter Communications. Charter Communications serves more than 25 million customers in 41 states, has 36 operating divisions, and pays more than 90,000 employees. Martin has 30 years of accounting experience and has held positions as a Senior Accountant, Internal Auditor, Tax Manager, Payroll Manager, and Payroll Director. He also has extensive training in management, benchmarking, process improvement, change management, best practices, strategic tax planning, and mergers & acquisitions. Martin has been a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) since 1990, holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a MBA degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Argosy University. His dissertation concentrated on employee readiness for organizational change.
Steve Helms is a Vice President at Visa. He is an executive of the Emerging Payments Solutions organization and leads a team responsible for the business development and account management of Financial Institutions and Program Managers. His team focuses on consumer, small business, corporate, health care and government segments. Steve has been with Visa for 21 years in various sales and managerial roles. Prior to joining Visa, Steve worked for General Mills for 16 years. Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Marketing degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Navigating Your Treasury Career – 4n’s Approach (I) (F)
- Lee-Ann Perkins, CTP, FCT, CEO, The Passionate Treasurer
Wednesday, April 14th
3:45pm - 4:45pm
The quantitative nature of Treasury is well understood and there are many companies providing successful services, ideas, and tools to support this aspect. However, during my almost 2 decades in the field I became aware of the often-missed creative aspect of the field. I believe this has equally as important impact to both the individual and industry as a whole. Combining the qualitative aspects with the more traditional quantitative understanding of Treasury can help new and experienced treasury professionals add substantial value to their own career aspirations, their organizations, and the exciting field as a whole.
Treasury is an in-demand skill that has been in the spotlight this past year. CFO’s and Treasurers need strong, passionate, and agile employees who are ready and willing to step up to the challenge and navigate this turbulent time. Utilizing the trademarked “4N’s” approach I developed will give treasury professionals a fresh perspective and guide to successfully navigating their chosen field.
Lee-Ann Perkins is the CEO and owner of The Passionate Treasurer, a treasury specific consulting company aimed at guiding treasury professionals in their careers. Lee-Ann has almost two decades of treasury experience. Lee-Ann has held the positions of President and Chairman (2014) , Director, policy chair and various other leadership positions with the Houston Treasury Management Association. She is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the Association of Finance Professionals (AFP) and writes and formulates test questions for the international CTP exam for treasury professionals.Lee-Ann is a current NACHA Advisory Board member and current member of the AFP national Treasury Advisory Group (TAG) for treasury executives charged with advising the AFP leadership team on matters impacting the industry from regulatory to geo-political risks. She also represents Corporate Treasurer practitioners for the Alternate Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) for Libor transition. Lee-Ann participates in multiple speaking engagements including 2020 and numerous other nationwide AFP conferences and TEXPO treasury conferences. She presented on Dodd Frank regulations with Super-Derivatives and the Girls leadership (GLAMS) conference in Arkansas. She has participated in and been featured on multiple treasury podcasts for Strategic Treasurer and Treasury Recruitment Company and collaborated on webinars with Turningpoint Communications. Lee-Ann earned the Certified Treasury Professional designation for both USA and Canada. She also holds a Bachelor of commerce in Management Accounting, MBA with honors, Financial Compliance Law Certificate from Chicago-Kent Law and will earn the Chartered Fellow qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in 2021.
CTP – Review of Advanced Calculations (B)
- Dubos Masson, Ph.D, CTP, CertICM, President - The Treasury Academy
- Tyrone Gant, CTP, SVP, Director of Treasury Management, Vectra Bank
Wednesday, April 14th
3:45pm - 4:45pm
This session will demonstrate methods used by test-makers to reverse equations. This does not apply to all formulas; however, it does apply to formulas that can be expressed algebraically. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate math shortcuts that will enable candidates to logically eliminate some of the answers on a math problem or to derive the answer without having to go through all of the steps.
D.J. Masson, Ph.D., is President of The Treasury Academy, a training and consulting firm specializing in treasury management, international finance, business forecasting, and risk management. Over the past 25 years, D.J. has provided business and financial consulting and training services to a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Finance at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and is a trainer and curriculum developer for programs with Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), GT News and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the U.K, and Citibank’s Global Transactions Services unit. D.J. has extensive experience in developing curriculum for a wide range of teaching and training environments, both residential and on-line. He has developed classes and taught at all levels of higher education: undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and in-house, custom-designed courses. D.J. has worked with professional associations to develop workshop, training materials, and certification programs in the areas of Treasury Management, Credit Management, Global Cash Management, Financial Forecasting, Commercial Banking, and Risk Management. D. J.’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business from the University of New Orleans and an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University. D.J. earned his Certified Cash Manager (CCM/CTP) credential in 1988. D.J. also earned the Cert ICM, an international cash management certification, from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the UK in 1999.
Tyrone Gant, CTP, is the Director of Treasury Management for Vectra Bank Colorado, a division of Zions Bancorporation. Tyrone is a results oriented financial professional with 25 plus years’ experience in the banking industry including leading and executing growth and sales strategies, new business development and treasury management consulting.