Treasury and cash flow management
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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.
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Treasurers at risk of unidentified FX exposures
The article focuses on the need of treasurers to have expertise on foreign currencies (FX) and tools to track movements. Other topics discussed include concerns over manual FX exposure identification and capture processes, pros and cons of automation of the FX process, and significance of market knowledge to treasurers.
Preparing for continued fx volatility
The article reports on the volatility of the foreign exchange market and its impact on corporate treasurers. The factors that contribute to the situation are discussed, including Great Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as president of the U.S. Also noted are the opinions of several foreign exchange market experts, including Richard Bibbey and Karl Schamotta, about the market's condition..
A look at how some companies are bringing treasury benchmarking into the 21st century, by reframing it to focus on results rather than processes.
Cash flow basics (PayPie)
A guide to the basic concepts and terms for small businesses. It includes an introduction to cash flow statements, reporting methods and ongoing cash flow management.
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 September 2013.
Guides to managing cashflow
Simple, practical guidance to help businesses manage their cashflow issues. Produced by the Institute of Credit Management.
The magazine of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). You can read articles from past issues of the journal with a free registration; the last three issues are only available to ACT members. The 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).
Atom Content Marketing guides
- Credit control
Setting up an effective credit control system is vital when it comes to optimising cash flow and avoiding bad debts.
- Interest on late payments
Late payments create cash flow problems and can increase the risk that you will not be paid at all. Using your legal right to claim interest from late-paying customers can encourage customers to pay on time.
- Managing your cashflow
Effective cash flow management is vital to ensure that your business has the funding needed to keep trading and make the most of opportunities to grow. A business can survive for a short time without sales or profits, but not without cash.
- Managing your creditors
You rely on good relations with creditors for the smooth operation of your business. Suppliers (trade creditors), the bank, and statutory bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) all affect the cash flow of most businesses.
Articles and books in the Library collection
The international treasurer's handbook
(Association of Corporate Treasurers)
Technical guidance on corporate financial management, capital markets and funding, money management, risk management and managing the treasury function.
Since 2015 the Handbook has been available as a wiki.
The handbook of global corporate treasury
(John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
A complete guide to designing, running, evaluating and improving a global corporate treasury.
Guide to cash management: how to avoid a business credit crunch
(Profile Books, 2012)
This guide explains the six critical aspects of cash and cash flow: forecasting; treasury management, working capital efficiency, investment opportunities, product profitability, and cash surpluses.
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