We’ve got a wonderful special guest joining us on this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, and that’s none other than the incredible Lynda Heywood, the Group Treasurer at Tesco PLC.
As you’re probably well aware, Tesco is the UK’s leading retailer with over 400,000 employees across eight different countries. Lynda has over 20 years of experience across the treasury function and is an MCT and ACA qualified FTSE 100 Corporate Treasurer.
Lynda and I talk all about her career within treasury from her early days working as a Treasury Accountant at Willis to her role as an Assistant Treasurer and then Global Treasurer at Kingfisher PLC. We also dive into the details of her existing role as the Group Treasurer at Tesco.
It’s a fantastic discussion that explores what it takes to work in corporate treasury as well as an insider’s perspective on the recruitment ethos behind employing new candidates for treasury roles within such a large organisation.
On the podcast we discuss…
Lynda’s journey from working in accountancy to her current role as Group Treasurer at Tesco
The benefits of taking MCT and ACA qualifications
How King Fisher grew and developed with help from Lynda leading the treasury team
Working part-time and how it impacted Lynda’s role as Assistant Treasurer
The challenges of working as a part-time treasurer
How Lynda’s treasury roles evolved and how she adjusted to new roles within her treasury career
The importance of finding a role that always challenges you and gives you opportunities to develop
How to put yourself on the “job market” when searching for a new role
Overcoming challenges within Tesco’s treasury department
The daily tasks and struggles of managing a treasury team
What to expect from a job interview with Lynda
Why recruiters should try and challenge candidates in job interviews to help ensure the job matches the candidate’s career aspirations
Lynda’s prediction for the future of treasury
Advice for people in the early stages of their treasury career
If you’d like to get in touch with Lynda, you can reach out to her via her LinkedIn profile.
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