Posts Tagged ‘Cash Flow Forecast’

10 Ways an Inaccurate Cash Forecast Can Hurt Your Business

Treasury is becoming a more integral part of the strategic decision-making process in corporations with liquidity planning and cash forecasting considered the top challenges when it comes to providing critical insights as basis for decision-making. Surprisingly, 72% of treasurers are currently using spreadsheets for cash forecasting as a recent Reval survey shows. Relying on these…

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M&A: 4 Key Areas to Successful Integration of Cash and Risk

Mergers and acquisitions are opportunities to streamline treasury processes, get budget for new technology and demonstrate leadership. However, it is probably the risk of business failure that motivates treasurers the most to implement best practices for global cash, liquidity and risk management in the combined company. When integrating two companies, treasurers should consider the following:…

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Global Liquidity Planning to Meet Corporate objectives

As a treasurer today you are tasked with monitoring your short-term cash positions and your long-term strategic cash flow for the future.  The cash position and the liquidity forecast together amount to the total liquidity for your company.  But the minute you think you have your pennies accounted for, you can be thrown a curve…

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Negative Interest Rates: 3 Answers to Your CFO

As the European Central Bank (ECB) has introduced negative deposit rates for banks t in early June and pushed them down again this month, the topic appeared on the radar of many CFOs and board members. Although rates are still not negative for corporates, the CFO and the treasurer might have the following conversation: CFO:…

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Four Strategies to Make Global Cash Visible

Three years ago, gtnews reported research which predicted that the level of cash visibility, measured as a percentage of total cash on the balance sheet, would rise to 91 percent by 2014. Although there are six month left, the majority of treasurers probably won´t reach the predicted cash visibility level by year-end. However, companies can…

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Forecasting the Future: Why Treasury Needs to Work Smarter Than Ever

Have you ever worked a job where your official goals and your bonus metrics didn’t align? If your bonus incented you to behave in a manner that was opposed to the goals set for your department, you probably followed your wallet. I find that companies often have the same problem with their cash forecasts: the…

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Cash Forecasting…..Why Should You Bother?

For corporate treasurers, cash forecasting continues to be a hot topic.  According to recent and numerous, global surveys, cash forecasting (along with financial risk management) ranks either number one or number two in improvement focus for Treasurers in 2012.  So why?  Given the tumultuousness of worldwide markets, having an accurate and confident cash flow forecast…

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