About the Author Ken Parkinson

Kenneth Parkinson is managing director with TIS. He is an experienced consultant, educator, writer, and financial manager. His experience as a consultant and as a corporate treasury manager includes the development and implementation of major treasury systems in both mainframe and PC environments. As a treasury manager, he evaluated and selected treasury services from commercial and investment banks and other providers worldwide. As a treasury consultant, he has worked closely with clients to select appropriate banking services, evaluate bank service charges, and design effective treasury systems.

Mr. Parkinson has been a visiting/adjunct professor of finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University for more than a decade. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory finance, working capital management, financial e-commerce, and (long-term) corporate finance. In addition to his teaching at Stern/NYU, he has also taught at and trained executives at Duke University, University of North Carolina, New York Institute of Finance, New York Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and state CPA societies across the country, American Management Association, Association for Financial Professionals (with its predecessor groups), Treasury Management Association of Canada, regional treasury management associations across the U.S. and in Canada, National Association of Credit Management, Operations Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Science, Business International, and IBC (London, UK).

Mr. Parkinson has authored, co-authored or made major contributions to more than a dozen books on treasury management, including Cash Flow Forecasting: A Hands-on Approach, Cash Flow Forecasting Templates, RFP Questionnaires for Financial Services, Preparing for Treasury Management Certification, How to Prepare an RFP for Treasury Services, Corporate Cash Management Handbook, Managing Bank Relations, Corporate Liquidity, Cash Management Templates, Essentials of Cash Management (2nd and 3rd eds.), and Treasury Manager’s Guide to the Internet. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cash Management, technology editor and contributing editor with Corporate Cashflow magazine, senior editor with Business Credit magazine, and co-editor of The Treasury Pro, a monthly newsletter.

Mr. Parkinson holds a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA degree in international business from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was part of the team that originally developed the CCM exam and is a permanently certified cash manager. His prior experience includes RCA Corporation, where he served as a corporate financial manager (assistant treasurer), and Deloitte & Touche, where he served as a management consultant.