Rafael Andrade, CTP
I came from public accounting. While still within finance, treasury is totally different. When I came to treasury I really needed to get away from the looking back mentality of auditing. When you're an accountant you look at historical data. On the other hand, treasury looks into future, whether it is forecasting liquidity or reviewing projected interest rates, you are looking forward.
Taking the CTP really allowed me to put that accounting mentality behind and really jump into treasury with my feet running. It was clear to me, after earning my certification, that my supervisors entrusted me with higher level projects suited for someone with more years of experience based on my knowledge obtained preparing for the CTP. In other words, the accreditation allowed me to demonstrate my commitment and passion for the treasury profession.