I´'m Anni Kauria, graduated from LUT School of Business 2014 from Strategic Finance and currently working as Treasury manager in Helsinki. During my study time I spent holidays working on banking sector and publicly listed companies´ treasury departments. I really enjoy the corporate treasury environment where you can really help the company to succeed. Already then LUT appeared to me as a versatile university, so I ended up writing my master´s thesis regarding the Nordic electricity market (even though it was not typical finance theme).

After studies I worked for Valmet Corp. for 5 years including variety of Group treasury dealer tasks (FX risk management, liquidity etc.) and one year heading an ERP rollout, that was totally different but exciting compared to treasury field. Since, I have gained experience of supervising treasury team within the recycling company Kuusakoski and now for one year I have been establishing centralized treasury function in private family-owned investment company Conficap Oy. I highly enjoy solving problems and managing development projects, which enables at same time learning new things continuously. Recently the focus has been in implementing i.e., the sustainable financing and improving the cash management operations.

When I was studying, I didn´'t have that much view on what the work life could offer on finance sector so I would have attended to this similar mentoring program myself. Honestly, I would have needed some encouragement, and someone to tell me, that you learn pretty much all relevant things and most importantly people at work, so no worries. I have been mentored and mentoring earlier, and I really enjoyed of both programs. Both Finnish and English as mentoring language works fine.

On free time, I like playing tennis and singing, and doing some forest management tasks on countryside. I hope you are easy-going, preferably a finance student with open mind.

Studies at LUT: Business Administration, 2014
Mentoring language: Finnish or English

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When I was studying I would have needed someone to tell me that you learn all relevant things at work.
Anni Kauria
Treasury Manager, Conficap, Suomi