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The Treasury Career Corner - Mike Richards EPISODE 139, 9th February 2021
How to Develop Skills and Experience for a Treasury Career with Hailey Laverty
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How to Develop Skills and Experience for a Treasury Career with Hailey Laverty

How do you develop the skills and experience necessary for a treasury career?

In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner Podcast, I speak with Hailey Laverty, Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotel Group plc (IHG). We discuss how she first started her treasury career in accounting, how she developed the necessary skills and experience to build her career, the importance of always going above and beyond the job description, and so much more!

Hailey has been Group Treasurer at InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG) since 2016. She has over 10 years’ experience in a wide range of treasury areas, including funding, cash management, systems, treasury control, and accounting. She completed the AMCT in 2012. Hailey started her career at Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 before moving to Rolls-Royce plc, where she spent ten years in various accounting and treasury roles.

IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone, making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. They franchise, lease, manage or own nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, their global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. Their brands are well-known and loved the world over and include Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, to name just a few!

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Hailey first started her finance career
  • How she switched from accounting at Deloitte to engineering and then IHG
  • What Hailey enjoys most about working in treasury
  • How different industries have different working cultures within treasury
  • The impact of the pandemic on the hotel industry and cash flow
  • How to gain experience and skills outside of your usual job role
  • What treasury professionals look for when hiring new talent

You can connect with Hailey on LinkedIn.

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