- Receive training from a management professional with 30+ years of experience.
- Four ways to learn: public class, webinar, self-study, or on-site training.
- Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
- Certificate issued on completion.
- Cost: Three-day class $1999.00. Available Discounts.
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CASH MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Learn cash management in-person or online in this three-day class.
In the Cash Management Training Course, you will learn best practices to manage your firm’s working capital (cash available for day-to-day operations) to improve the firm’s liquidity position, financial health, and reduce risk to allow management to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and to qualify for bank loans and favorable trade credit terms.
What will I learn in Cash Management Training?
Introduction to Cash Management
In Module One, you will learn cash management involves optimizing current assets and liabilities to ensure the firm has sufficient liquidity. Optimization also includes releasing trapped cash from the cash components. Subsequently, cash management is one of the primary responsibilities of treasury professionals.
Cash management is influenced by the firm’s daily operating activities, which consist of ordering and paying for goods and services and making and collecting on sales. These operating activities create various cash accounts (e.g., inventory, accounts payable, and accounts receivable), impacting cash flows and liquidity. The ebb and flow of this operating cycle result in the cash conversion cycle.
The aspects of cash management examined in this module include:
- Operating cash flows
- The concept of float
- The cash conversion cycle
- Cash investment and financing strategies
- Management of accounts receivable (A/R), inventory, and accounts payable (A/P)
Cash management refers to the firm’s use of current assets and current liabilities. In Module Two, you will learn cash management is important as it impacts a firm’s liquidity, efficiency, and overall health. This module discusses several key metrics that provide treasury professionals with the tools needed to assess cash management practices’ effectiveness.
The cash metrics described in this module allow the user to determine the:
- Composition of current assets relative to current liabilities
- Dependence on short-term and long-term financing for funding current assets
- Length of time that funds are held in operating cash
- Appropriate payment decisions when offered a trade credit discount
- Financial impact of extending a discount to customers
- Proportion of accounts receivable (AIR) that are past due
Specific metrics covered include the current ratio, quick ratio, cash conversion cycle, and cash turnover. Although a general discussion of the cash conversion cycle is presented in the previous module, the current module provides a more detailed discussion of the associated calculations. The module closes by examining specific calculations that are helpful when managing the use of trade credit financing.
Disbursements, Collections, and Concentration
Disbursements, collections, and concentration refer to the movement of funds throughout the various cash accounts. Subsequently, these aspects represent the primary types of cash management services offered by banks to their customers. It is important to note that a given firm’s disbursement of cash represents another firm’s cash collection. As a result, many of the same banking services and products are relevant to disbursements and collections. Concentration refers to funds’ movement throughout the firm’s various accounts following cash collection into one centralized account.
Module Three opens with a discussion of products and services commonly used by treasury professionals to disburse funds. The disbursements section also describes tools used to deter payments fraud. Next, the module describes key aspects related to collections, including lockboxes and international collection issues. The module closes with a discussion of cash concentration, including the concepts of notional and physical pooling.
Short Term Investing and Borrowing
The previous module described the importance of the collections, concentration, and disbursement policies in allowing the treasury department to determine the firm’s current liquidity position. Once the liquidity position is known, treasury personnel can determine whether the firm has either excess cash available or a cash deficit.
Module Four begins with key issues related to short-term investing. Since the short-term investment portfolio consists of excess cash the firm may require for future liquidity management purposes, most treasury professionals focus on preserving principal instead of seeking higher yields by taking on more risk. For this reason, the vast majority of the short-term investment portfolio will consist of money market securities with a maturity of one year or less.
Next, the module describes pertinent short-term borrowing topics, which may be required when the firm has a cash deficit. Specifically, the characteristics of several short-term borrowing instruments are covered, as well as the calculations involved in determining the effective borrowing cost for lines of credit and commercial paper. The module closes with a discussion of credit ratings and the agencies that provide them.
Cash Flow Forecasting
The goal of cash flow forecasting is to optimize future cash resources. In Module Five, you will learn cash flow forecasting assists a treasury professional in planning cash management activities. These activities include scheduling cash concentration transfers, funding disbursement accounts, making short-term investing and borrowing decisions, managing target balances for bank compensation purposes, managing covenant restrictions, and abiding by regulatory requirements. Despite its importance, cash flow forecasting remains an inexact science, primarily because of forecast cash assumptions. For this reason, the assumptions underlying the cash forecast should be reviewed and updated frequently with the most current and complete information available.
Cash forecasts are different from the broader financial models that are often used for financial planning and analysis. Cash forecasts are more concerned with cash flow projections than accounting statements that must comply with US GAAP (US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) or IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) requirements.
Cash flow forecasting requires a treasury professional to take four essential steps:
- Establish assumptions.
- Estimate future cash inflows and outflows.
- Generate a pro forma cash position.
- Identify how to finance cash deficits or invest cash surpluses. The shortfall or surplus is measured relative to the predetermined, minimum desired target cash balance.
This module describes the benefits of cash flow forecasting and the types of forecasts commonly performed by the treasury function. Next, the module provides an overview of the forecasting process and introduces some of the principal cash flow forecasting methods. The module concludes with a discussion of best practices in treasury forecasting.
Technology of Treasury
The treasury function manages its diverse responsibilities using various forms of technology. While many treasury professionals still rely on spreadsheets and personal computers, the available technology has grown to include:
- treasury management systems (TMSs),
- bank-specific workstations,
- cloud-based systems,
- company-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems,
- and e-commerce.
The use of technology allows treasury professionals to retrieve, review, analyze, and transmit large amounts of financial data promptly while minimizing the potential for operational and financial errors. Further, technology provides a standardized way to interact with various internal and external entities, including the accounting, payables, receivables, corporate finance units, and financial institutions. Technology also helps facilitate visibility in treasury operations and allows organizations to leverage external capabilities, such as SWIFT, market-rate providers, and online portals. Reliance on technology does, however, require an increased level of attention to controls and security to safeguard against intrusion and fraud.
Module Six introduces some of the basics of information management and technology as they apply to treasury, including a discussion of security, treasury applications, technology platforms, and information technology policies. Next, the module provides a detailed look at TMS functionality and cost. The module concludes with an overview of some of the issues associated with e-commerce and mobile or electronic banking, including a discussion of common information standards important to treasury.
CASH MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE CPE CREDITS DISCLOSURE
Recommended CPE credit: 24
Recommended field of study: Accounting
Program level: Advanced.
Advance preparation: None
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CASH MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE CLASS OUTLINE
Module One: Introduction to Cash Management
Overview of Cash Management
The Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
How Changes in Current Accounts Impact External Financing
Cash Investment and Financing Strategies
Management of Credit and Accounts Receivable (A/R)
Management of Inventory
Management of Accounts Payable (A/P)
Multi-National Cash Management Tools
Module Two: Cash Metrics
Basic Financial Concepts
Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
Cash Discount Calculations
Accounts Receivable (A/R) Monitoring and Control
Collections and Concentrations Calculations
Module Three: Collections, Concentration, and Disbursements
Concentration of Funds
Module Four: Short-Term Investing and Borrowing
Managing Short-Term Investments
Pricing and Yields on Short-Term Investments
Managing Short-Term Financing
Module Five: Cash Forecasting
Purpose of Cash Forecasting
Issues and Opportunities
Types of Forecasts
The Forecasting Process
Best Practices of Cash Forecasting
Module Six: Information Technology in Treasury
Information Technology for Treasury
Treasury Management Systems (TMS)
CASH MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE STUDENTS ARE SAYING...
Excellent course. Very informative and practical. I have learned strategies that can be applied in my job now.
J. P. S. A.
I enjoyed the class and learned so much in three days. First time I attended a small class but I will look into this type of training class in the furure.
The instructor easily answered all my questions. Above average. It was engaging unlike classes that only lecture for hours.
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Each Student Receives:
- A student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
- Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
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