Corporate Cash Management: A Treasurer's Guide(Not Available)

Author: Steven Bragg

CPE Credit:  15 hours for CPAs

Cash is essential to the daily functions of a business, and yet it is rarely managed to ensure that sufficient cash is on hand, or that excess cash is properly invested. Instead, cash is considered just another item to be handled by the accounting department, which can result in periodic cash shortages or excess cash being invested incorrectly, if at all. Corporate Cash Management reveals how to create a system from which to compile a detailed cash forecast, discusses the processes related to cash inflows and outflows, describes how to mitigate risks associated with cash, and many other topics related to cash management.

Corporate Cash Management reveals how to create a cash forecast, invest cash, raise funds, implement cash controls, mitigate foreign exchange risk, and more.

Publication Date: June 2012

Number of Pages: 224

Designed For
Corporate Cash Management is designed for both professionals and students. Professionals can use it as a reference tool for improving their cash management systems, while it provides students with an overview of how cash flows can be anticipated and handled.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Cash Management
  • Cash Forecast
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Cash Management Information Requirements
  • Cash Receipts
  • Cash Concentration Systems
  • Types of Payments
  • Working Capital Enhancements
  • Investment Alternatives
  • Debt and Equity Funding
  • Clearing and Settlement Systems
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Interest Rates
  • Cash Management Controls
  • Cash Management Metrics

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the key cash management tasks.
  • Explain how to create a cash forecast.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for conducting a bank reconciliation.
  • Discuss the information requirements of a cash management system.
  • Describe the methods available for collecting and processing cash receipts.
  • Differentiate between the major cash concentration systems.
  • Explain the characteristics of the different methods of payment.
  • Demonstrate the techniques that can be used to reduce the investment in working capital.
  • Discuss cash investment strategies and the more common investment instruments.
  • Describe the types of debt funding and the major stock sale exemptions.
  • Differentiate between the different clearing and settlement systems.
  • Explain foreign exchange risk and ways to mitigate it.
  • Explain interest rate risk and ways to mitigate it.
  • Discuss the controls that can be used for the cash management function.
  • Calculate the different types of cash management metrics.

Level
Overview

Format
PDF materials

Instructional Method
Self-Study

NASBA Field of Study
Accounting (4 hours), Finance (11 hours)

Program Prerequisites
A basic understanding of cash management.

Advance Preparation
None