Cash flow management involves monitoring, analyzing, and adjusting your business's cash flows to maintain a steady flow of cash available for your activities when needed. Sustaining working capital while managing the flow of cash is often a challenge with many businesses. Sale of goods and services results in cash coming in, while paying bills, taxes, dividends, and the repayment of loans result in cash going out.
This course provides some insights into managing cash flow in your area of operation. You are guided through the classification of cash flow into operating, investing, and financing activities. You are then introduced to the idea of the Total Business Float with help of a case-based example and how to recognize the implications of working capital on cash flow. Finally, some strategies for sound cash flow management are also presented.Learning Objectives
- Classify examples of cash flow as operating, investing, or financing activities
- Calculate the potential cash gain when reducing the Total Business Float, given the annual sales volume, in a case-based example
- Recognize the effect an increase or decrease in working capital has on cash flow
- Determine which cash management techniques will help achieve the cash management strategy for a given scenario