AHA Overall Winner: Microsoft

Alexander Hamilton Awards recognize excellence and innovation in corporate treasury and finance.

Microsoft was recognized for its overall achievement in corporate treasury at the 2011 Alexander Hamilton Best Practices Summit and Awards (AHA), sponsored by Treasury & Risk magazine, the leading monthly business publication for senior financial executives.

Now in its 16th year, the program recognizes excellence and innovation in finance and treasury management at corporations and organizations around the world. More than 220 senior finance executives attended the event held this week in New York City

This overall win marks the fourth time Microsoft has taken top honors in the competition. Microsoft’s team, led by treasurer George Zinn, was recognized for its creative application of the company’s technology to treasury functions. The overall winner is selected among the finalists in 10 categories for project(s) showing a cumulative standard of best practices or a particularly innovative approach and execution. The winners, in gold, silver and bronze order, are:  

Best Green Strategy: Google, Kellogg, RTI International

Capital Management: Ford Motor, Pfizer, PPL Corp.

Cash Management: Microsoft, Sun Chemical, Thomson Reuters

Enterprise Risk Management: Mayo Clinic, Paychex, Toyota Financial Services

Financial Risk Management: McDonald’s, Flextronics International, Honeywell International

Liquidity Management: Toyota Financial Services, Microsoft, Omnicom

Solution of the Year: Wall Street Systems & BNY Mellon, Microsoft, Travelex Global Business Payments

Strategic Investing: Honeywell International, Hewlett-Packard, Covidien

Technology Excellence: Google, Toyota Finanacial Services, Omnicom

Working Capital Management: Visa, Caterpillar, DRS Technologies



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