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Management Course

Cash Flow & Working Capital Management

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between cash and profit
  • Prepare a cash flow forecast
  • Understand the concept and implications of liquidity
  • Use ratio analysis to understand an organisation’s cash flow dynamics
  • Understand the difference between budgets and forecasts
  • Prepare break-even analyses for business plans
  • Work confidently with colleagues in a financial environment.
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • History and background
  • Why is cash flow analysis important?
  • Fundamental principles and concepts
  • Key financial statements
  • Accounting conventions
  • The importance of liquidity
  • Accounting conventions
  • Difference between cash and profit
  • Key Financial Statements
  • The Income statement (Profit and Loss Account)
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Working Capital Management and Liquidity
  • What it is and why it is important?
  • Key issues
  • Distinction between profit and cash flow
  • Operational and non-operational liquidity
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Internal and external sources of finance
  • Capital expenditure
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Break-even analysis
  • Gross margin and contribution analysis
  • Break-even analysis and the margin of safety
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • The role of budgets and forecasts in planning and control
  • Types of budgets
  • Budget preparation
  • Cash Flow Ratios
  • The use and relevance of ratios
  • Capital structure
  • Ratio analysis

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