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Treasury and cash flow management

Find out more about treasury management, including cash management and managing your cash flow, with our selection of books, articles, links and guides to help you identify best practice, techniques and tools to apply to your business.

What's on this page?

  • eBooks
  • Briefings and checklists
  • Online articles
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links
  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured article

9 ways to grow and improve cashflow 
Sue Hirst shares her tips for ensuring sustainable business growth.

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Featured tax digest

A practical guide to corporate cash pooling 
S. Mainwaring (LexisNexis, September 2014)
Includes sections on cash management, cash pooling, netting and corporate taxes. 

To borrow this digest please contact the Library.


The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Accounting for non-accountants

What is accounting? Who needs it? How does it benefit businesses? This book answers those questions for the non-accountant, providing a fast and easy way to learn the basics. Includes information on accounting and financial statements, generally accepted accounting principles, balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flow, the corporation, double entry accounting, using financial statements for short and long-term analysis, budgeting, audits and auditors and fraud and ethics.

Accounts demystified

A guide to accounting which explains the major accounting concepts in a simple and easy to understand way. Includes company accounts, balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and cash flow systems. Also looks at how to analyse and monitor a company's financial performance.

Accounts receivable management best practices

Guide to managing accounts receivable, with practical techniques to drive improvement and achieve benefits such as increased cash flow, higher margins and a reduction in bad debt loss. Focuses primarily on commercial receivables management.

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Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.


The How To Do It guides from Atom Content Marketing are a collection of checklists providing a step by step approach to key business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Determine your company's worth

The main condition for a successful merger or acquisition transaction is agreeing on what your company is worth. Peter Holton explains the four key elements in every valuation: the buyer, cash flow, risk and you.

Helping hands for SMEs

Plans to relax invoice finance rules early in 2016 should help address Britain's late payment culture, reports John Atkinson. Current 'bans on assignment' rules prevent smaller suppliers from using invoice finance as a source of funding. SME businesses struggling with cash flow issues due to late payments from their customers will soon have options to help them grow and plan ahead.

Free up cash

Best practices to help your company manage working capital effectively to free up cash. The article looks at the challenges involved, how to create a cash management culture, achieving a cross-organizational approach and the impact on customers, suppliers and partners. Includes a checklist of points your organization's working capital management improvement program should cover.

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Useful links

European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) 
The website provides information about EACT activities and events as well as an archive of press releases and useful resources.

Financial Reporting Council summary of reporting practices 
The FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab has developed this summary of reporting practices that investors have indicated help to answer their basic questions on debt and cash flows, such as how operating profits convert to operating cash flows. Published in October 2013.

Guides to managing cashflow 
Simple, practical guidance to help businesses manage their cashflow issues. Produced by the Institute of Credit Management.

ICAEW cash management helpsheet 
Available to logged-in members of the ICAEW Solicitors group. Provides pointers on cash and capital assessment, credit control procedures and debt collection.

Lab project report: Operating and investing cash flows 
A FRC report from November 2012, based on a project that obtained input from over 30 individuals from 16 investment organisations regarding information that matters to their decision making.

The Treasurer 
The magazine of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) 'provides authoritative updates, practical guidance and informed comment on the major issues within treasury and finance'. You can access articles from past issues of the journal (free registration required). The last three issues are only available to ACT members. The ACT website also includes a glossary of treasury terms.

Treasury Management International 
Includes TMI magazine and links to articles on strategic treasury from their research library (free registration required).

Articles and books in the Library collection

This is a selection of books in our collection which contain information on treasury and cash management – click on the links to see our catalogue record for each item. Please contact us if you would like to borrow a book or request a copy of an article. 

The international treasurer's handbook 
(Association of Corporate Treasurers)
Includes technical guidance on corporate financial management, capital markets and funding, money management, risk management and managing the treasury function. The handbook also features profiles of 53 countries, ACT information and a treasury services directory.
Since 2015 the Handbook has been available through the ACT website as a wiki.

The handbook of global corporate treasury 
Rajendra, R. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
This 514 page book is intended as a complete guide to designing, running, evaluating and improving a global corporate treasury.

Guide to cash management: how to avoid a business credit crunch 
Tennent, J. (Profile Books, 2012)
This tightly-written guide clearly explains the six critical aspects of the effective management of cash and cash flow. Chapters are: key concepts; cash flow forecasting; treasury management; working capital efficiency; investment opportunities; product profitability; and cash surpluses. Includes a glossary.

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