Cashflow & Working Capital Management Program

Overview

Effective cash flow management is a crucial aspect of every business entity as it concerns the management of current assets and current liabilities. Since current assets are potential cash inflows, these groups of current assets has to be converted into cash flows as quickly as possible so as to ensure the liquidity of the firm. It has also been recognised that there is significant potential for improved financial performance from the more effective management of working capital – both directly from immediate cash gains and reduced net interest costs, and indirectly through its impact on increased profitability and return on capital employed.

Moreover, looking at the present economic situation, it is important to equip yourself with the knowledge and ways to manage your company’s cash flow effectively. A key challenge in achieving these performance improvements results from the fact that actual levels of working capital and delivery of cash flow are effectively determined by the day-to-day actions of a great many managers and staff, which in large corporations often run into tens of thousands.

This highly participative 2-day course covers the principles, techniques and skills involved in the effective management of cash flow and working capital in any business, blending a clear theoretical framework with extensive use of real-life examples and case studies. This course is fully accredited by the Institute of Financial Consultants of Canada. Upon completion of the course, participants receive the Certificate in Cash Flows and Working Capital Management awarded by IFC Philippines.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of effective management of cash flow, including the optimisation of the level of working capital.
  • Develop practical experience of how to manage cash flow and optimise working capital to facilitate such delivery in real life business situations.
  • Increase personal financial skill levels
  • Develop confidence through understanding the major drivers of successful financial performance.
  • Learn a number of technical skills, all of which lead to the ability to calculate the required figures and implement them into value adding business decisions

 

Organisational Impact

Organisations will benefit from trained managers who will:

  • Manage cash and working capital more effectively (including inventory and accounts receivable)
  • Be pro-active in seeking and finding approaches to improve both cash and working capital management
  • Communicate the importance of improving cash and working capital management to colleagues
  • Help others to improve cash and working capital management
  • Better budget and plan cash and working capital

Organisational Impact

  • Understand the basic concepts of finance as it relates to their businesses
  • Read and understand balance sheets and profit-and-loss statements
  • Be aware of the singular importance of cash as the life blood of a business
  • Focus on key management areas of inventory, accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Understand how to control and manage the cash flow of a business
  • Forecast cash flows and draft a cash budget
  • Evaluate projects based on their expected cash flows
  • Incorporate risk into financial decision

 

Who Should Attend

  • Members of the treasury departments of companies who have responsibilities for managing cash flow and working capital.
  • Business professionals, strategic and business development planners, and project professionals who wish to refresh their understanding and enhance their skills in managing and improving cash flow and working capital performance.
  • Personnel employed in the banking, insurance and the general financial services sector where the management of cash is of prime importance.
  • Any operational, engineering, commercial, marketing, technical, or financial personnel whose work impacts on cash flow or working capital, and who wish to develop their expertise in these areas to support their current roles or for career development.

All professionals attending this seminar will benefit from refreshing their understanding and enhancement of their skills in managing and improving cash flow and working capital performance.

Program Agenda

Module 1: Understanding Cash Flow Management

Topic 1: Managing Short Term Finance Decisions
Topic 2: Managing the Collection System
Topic 3: Managing the Disbursement Systems

Module 2: Managing Corporate Liquidity

Topic 1: Measuring and Managing Liquidity
Topic 2: Managing the Short-Term Investment Portfolio
Topic 3: Managing Short-Term Borrowing from Commercial Banks
Topic 4: Managing Nonbank Sources of Short-Term Credit

Module 3: Managing Working Capital

Topic 1: Managing Credit and Collections
Topic 2: Managing Credit Policy and Accounts Receivable
Topic 3: Managing Accounts Payable and Accruals
Topic 4: Managing and Financing Inventories

 

Module 4: Managing and Forecasting Cash Flows

Topic 1:   Exploring Cash Flow Dynamics through the Financial Statements
Topic 2: Projecting Cash Flow Decisions

 

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