Working capital optimisation - risk, reward and reputation implications


Explore how working capital can help your company increase profitability and enhance cash flow through incurring lower overhead costs, improving customer and supplier relationships and presenting an accurate picture of the business.

Who should attend?
Business managers, commercial and financial controllers, accountants, credit controllers and treasury staff, internal auditors, accounting and IT business process owners, systems accountants, bank commercial teams, purchasing teams.

The course will be valuable to anyone involved in any aspect of working capital reduction, optimisation or transformation and is aimed at all organisations that want to optimise their working capital and improve cash flow reporting, understand how working capital drivers will enhance the cash conversion cycle and ensure investors and stakeholders are viewing the right metrics.

What you will gain

  •  Discover how to choose the right metrics for your business.
  •  Find out which working capital strategies to deploy within your business.
  •  Understand the impact of other business functions on working capital.
  •  Explore the risks, return and reputation implications of your working capital decisions.

Programme outline

  •  What is working capital and why is it important to optimise it?
  •  What are the right metrics to help in managing working capital?
  •  Are the traditional indicators of DSO / DPO and DIO still fit for purpose?
  •  How do we balance the need for return against the risks?
  •  What are the wider implications of working capital management on reputation and credit rating?
  •  Links between cash efficiency and effectiveness in working capital.
  •  Why top-level commitment is critical to optimising working capital.
  •  The role of ERP systems in working capital optimisation.
  •  What is considered best practice and how can you be more proactive in your approach?

The course starts at 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Working capital optimisation - risk, reward and reputation implications

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If you have any queries please email or phone us on: +44 (0)3300 603400.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

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