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GWAFP January 2015 Monthly Meeting

  • 14 Jan 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ICF, Virginia


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January 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting


12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks.

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Topic: ”What Are the Characteristics of the U.S. Banking System that Fuel Economic Crises – Over and Over?

This presentation will take a deep dive into banking and see how the system has contributed to financial instability in the past and examine the current state of banking.

Speaker:. Robert Hajduch, Principal Credit Research Analyst, US Bankcorp Asset Management, Inc.

In his role as Principal Credit Research Analyst, Rob brings over 20 years of experience to bear on credit research within the global financial sector. He also covers bank-related sectors and any bank-sponsored ABS. Rob regularly represents our firm speaking with clients and at conferences. In addition, he serves on the Taxable and Tax-Exempt Credit Committees. Rob began his financial industry career in 1988. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp Asset Management in 2010, Rob was a senior counterparty credit research analyst at Fannie Mae and also served as a senior credit research analyst at Ameriprise Financial.

Rob earned a B.S. in business administration from Marquette University and an M.B.A. from De Paul University – Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Topic: “Cash Forecasting Using Excel”

This presentation will focus on how to create a cash forecast by discussing why to forecast, what drives cash flows, what are the sources and uses of cash and what information is available for forecasting as well as discussions of cash forecasting methodology and making decisions from cash forecasting

Speaker: Lawrence Hirsh, Assistant Treasurer, The AES Corporation

Lawrence Hirsh, Finance professional; BS in Finance and MBA in Finance and IT from University Maryland; 15+ years in treasury.

Treasury Operations Management

  • Cash management, asset/liability management, debt, risk, cash forecasting, systems, policy, compliance, contract negotiations

Financial Operations Management

  • Model development, analysis, dashboard reporting

Process change, Optimization, Controls

  • Continual improvement efforts, increase operating controls

  • Improve efficiencies / transform processes, systems, reporting

  • Policies and controls, monitor compliance, resolve findings

The AES Corporation, $16B global power company, electric generation and distribution in 20 countries

  • Assistant Treasurer, 2005 – Present, Arlington, VA

Ahold, €63B multinational grocery operator, 5,600 retail stores and distribution companies in 28 countries

  • Royal Ahold, Internal Treasury Consultant, 2002 – 2005, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Ahold USA, Corporate Treasury Manager, 2000 – 2002, Chantilly, VA

Ratner Companies, 800 store, 10,000 employee retailer operating as Hair Cuttery, Bubbles, Salon Plaza Treasurer, and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, 1997 – 2000, Falls Church, VA

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Cash Management, 1996 – 1997, Falls Church, VA

Senior Business Analyst, 1993 – 1996, Falls Church, VA


Please register by January 12, 2015 using our online meeting registration form (

Members: $35

Non-Members: $55


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE or CTP credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417.  Website:


Sessions generally will be cancelled only for inclement weather. If the U.S. Government closes due to severe weather, the session will be cancelled.  Every effort will be made to notify registered participants of the cancellation by email. In the event of advance payments, participants may request funds be applied to the next upcoming meeting provided 48 hours of notification are given.

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