Managing & Improving Cash Flow (6.5 hrs)

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Managing and Improving Cash Flow – 6.5 hrs. CPE

Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a profit. Profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow.

Course information

Price: $63

Course No. 7040
Format: Online pdf (130 pages).
Prerequisites: Basic math and accounting
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 6.5 hrs.
Field of Study: Finance
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: January 2023


After completing this course, participants should be able to:

Chapter 1
1. Recognize cash flow and factors that affect cash flow.
2. Identify cash management objectives and decisions

Chapter 2
1. Identify the difference between accounting profits and other profits.
2. Recognize how to compute and analyze cash liquidity.
3. Identify cash utilization options.

Chapter 3
1. Identify factors of the cash flow cycle.
2. Recognize the items recorded within a statement of cash flows.
3. Identify components of a cash budget.
4. Recognize cash expenses vs non-cash expenses.

Chapter 4
1. Recognize items used for internal control and audit procedures.

Chapter 5
1. Recognize the benefits of cash forecasting and cash flow differences.

Chapter 6
1. Identify traits of a well-managed accounts payable system.
2. Recognize the warning signs of accounts payables.

Chapter 7
1. Recognize cash acceleration strategies.
2. Identify methods to delay cash payments for purchases, expenses, and payroll.
3. Identify collection problems.

Chapter 8
1. Recognize the process for a bank reconciliation and the use of float.
2. Identify some methods used for transferring funds and accelerating cash inflow.

Chapter 9
1. Recognize ways to select between financing options.
2. Identify ways to help with financing cash requirements for the business.

Chapter 10
1. Recognize the five Cs of credit and the criteria used by bankers for lending.
2. Identify the benefits of Zero-Balance Accounts (ZBAs).

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Marla Kyriakos
Posted 2 years ago
Great Content

Well laid out, easy to follow, but full of valuable and critical information for managing cash in a small business (or a large one!). I picked up guidance that I will implement immediately.

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Gene Phelps
Posted 2 years ago
Excellent Course

Good Cash Management/Cash Flow Course--provides techniques and tools that a business and accountants need to be aware of. Reduced to 4 Stars due to improvement believed to be needed in Unit and Final Exams. Too many negative test questions in Final Exam. Unit or Module Tests were not as representative of the final exam tests as should be.

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Terri Washburn
Posted 3 years ago
Well written text - Easy to Understand Examples

This is one of the best courses I've see on Small Business Cash flow. Really well written and great examples. I'd recommend adding more courses by this author!

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