Ernest L. Smith is senior vice president, North Texas regional sales manager at BBVA Compass. Smith is responsible for a staff of 10 TM professionals, providing TM product sales and support to clients in the North Texas region. Before joining BBVA Compass, Smith spent 16 years at JPMorgan Chase, including six years as a Commercial Banker and three years as a Private Client Advisor. Prior to Chase, he spent three years at South Main Bank as Credit Officer and Compliance Officer. Smith has 23 years of banking experience and 15 years of treasury management experience. He received his B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arizona and his MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Smith has been teaching CTP exam preparation at the University of Dallas since 2011. He is active in the local AFP chapter and has been part of the committee that reviews test questions on the actual CTP exam.
Here is some general information about this course. Please visit the appropriate section below for more details about tuition fees, discounts, and registration deadlines. Class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today!
Class Dates: August 22 - November 14, 2023 (skips September 19)
Times: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. CT(星期二晚上)
Modality: Online live instruction via Virtual Classroom
Recommended CTP Test Window: December 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
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Tuition includes the twelve virtual Tuesday evening online live courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the CTP certification exam.
STANDARD REGISTRATION TUITION RATES:
$1,625 - Standard Tuition
$1,463 - Discounted Tuition
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION TUITION RATES:
Students can qualify for an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. To qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online application form and submit payment before the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information).
$1,463 - Standard Tuition
$1,301 - Discounted Tuition
OTHER DISCOUNTS: The University offers discounts to 亚博yaboApp Alumni and Students, 亚博yaboApp Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), US Veterans, and AFP or FPA Dallas members. To qualify for the discount, students must provide an active .edu or .gov email, 亚博yaboApp ID, or membership number.
The maximum class capacity is 20 students. We reserve seats in class on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure a spot in the course, you must fill out the online application form and submit your payment. Application forms without payment do not guarantee a spot in class.
Early-bird registration deadline: July 22, 2023
Standard Registration deadline: August 12, 2023
The University of Dallas accepts the following forms of payment:
How payment arrangements work: Payments are billed monthly. You submit the first payment when you sign up for the payment arrangement. You can make all subsequent payments before the due date. The University must receive all payments in the agreement before releasing any certificate or transcript.
Payment arrangement amounts:
|Payment 1||Payment 2||Payment 3||Payment 4|
|Full Tuition $1625||$500||$500||$500||$125|
|Discounted Tuition $1463||$500||$500||$463||n/a|
|Early-bird Tuition $1463||$500||$500||$463||n/a|
|Early-bird Tuition with Discount $1301||$500||$500||$301||n/a|
Payment arrangement due dates:
|Month of Payment Arrangement Setup||Payment 1||Payment 2||Payment 3||Payment 4|
|March||Immediately||Apr. 30||May 30||June 30|
|April||Immediately||May 30||June 30||July 30|
|May||Immediately||June 30||July 30||Aug. 30|
|June||Immediately||July 30||Aug. 30||Sept. 30|
|July||Immediately||Aug. 30||Sept. 30||Oct. 30|
|August||Immediately||Sept. 15||Oct. 15||Nov. 4|
The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification, sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), sets the standard in the finance profession and is a symbol of excellence in corporate treasury. Earning the CTP credential signifies that you have demonstrated mastery of the treasury management body of knowledge and skills required to effectively perform critical corporate liquidity, capital and risk management functions.
Whether you’re looking to safeguard your career or seeking a promotion, earning the CTP certification can open various doors, regardless of the economic climate. CTPs can boast:
For more details about the CTP, visit AFP's website.
For more details on the benefits of earning the CTP, visit AFP's website.
The CTP Body of Knowledge is based on the Essentials of Treasury Management, 6th Edition. A list of the chapter title is below.
1. The Role of Treasury Management
2. Regulatory and Legal Environment
3. Banks and Financial Institutions
4. Payment Systems
5. Money Markets
6. Capital Markets
7. Relationship Management and Financial Service Provider Selection
8. Financial Accounting and Reporting
9. Financial Planning and Analysis
10. Introduction to Working Capital Management
11. Working Capital Metrics
12. Disbursements, Collections, and Concentration
13. Short-Term Investing and Borrowing
14. Cash Flow Forecasting
15. Technology in Treasury
16. Enterprise Risk Management
17. Financial Risk Management
18. Treasury Policies and Procedures
19. Long-Term Investments
20. The Capital Structure Decision and Management
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Individuals who have 1-2 years of full time professional career experience in finance, and who wish to take their career to the next level.
Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the CTP exam. The CTP is highly recommended for experienced treasury management professionals looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed in "Eligibility requirements to qualify for CTP" section, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the CTP Exam.
Course materials are included in the price of tuition and include the following:
Please note: Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by AFP examinations. AFP recommends using the AFP sponsored Exam Prep Platform as a tool for study of the AFP body of knowledge, although no course of study can guarantee or ensure an individual's success on the AFP certification exams.
Features of the CTP Exam Prep Platform:
You must meet one of these professional experience categories to be eligible to take the CTP exam. (Pulled directly from AFP's CTP eligibility requirements webpage).
|Work Experience||Education||Teaching Experience|
|A||2-year or more||None||None|
|B||1-year or more||Completed||None|
|C||1-year or more||None||2-years|
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