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Cash Flow and Working Capital Management Course

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What is included in working capital management? Working capital management generally includes monitoring cash flow, current assets, and current liabilities through ratio analysis of the important elements of operating expenses, containing the working capital ratio, collection ratio, and inventory turnover ratio.

Which are the 4 key components of working capital? The 4 Key and Significant Components of Working Capital are Trade Receivables, Inventory, Cash and Bank Balances & Trade Payables.

How do you study cash flow? A company’s cash flow can be distinctly defined as the number that shows in the cash flow statement as net cash delivered by operating activities.

The Key significant indicators in cash flow analysis comprise of the operations/net sales ratio, free cash flow, and comprehensive free cash flow coverage.

What is the formula for cash flow? Free Cash Flow = Net income + Depreciation/Amortization – Capital Expenditure – Change in Working Capital. The formula for Operating Cash Flow = Operating Income + Depreciation – Taxes + Change in Working Capital. The formula for Cash Flow Forecast = Beginning Cash + Projected Inflows – Projected Outflows = Ending Cash.

This Zoe course will empower you to pursue an utmost understanding of the principles of effective management of cash flow, involving the level of working capital optimized. Releasing cash and reducing risk. Acquire technical skills, which will lead to enhanced understanding on how to calculate the designated figures and the procedures to apply them into value through business decisions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this Cash Flow and Working Capital Management course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Define working capital clearly
  • Assess working capital adequacy and liquidity
  • Identify the risks from poor working capital management
  • Study about some key liquidity ratios used to understand more about a business’ working capital position
  • Practice the techniques to enhance working capital management


This is a collaborative Cash Flow and Working Capital Management training program and will consist of the following training methodologies:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars & Presentations
  • Practice on Cash flow statements
  • Review of topical articles and background information on cash flow analysis and related subjects to show the practical issues
  • Group syndicate work
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies & Functional Exercises

Zoe Talent Solutions follows the ‘Do-Review-Learn-Apply’ model.

Organisational Benefits

Companies who send their employees to participate in this Cash Flow and Working Capital Management course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Greater awareness and responsiveness towards working capital and cash management
  • Enhanced and superior ability to apply working capital best practices
  • Better and improved working capital performance
  • Improved and increased liquidity to pursue strategic goals

Personal Benefits

The participants of this Cash Flow and Working Capital Management course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Recognize and understand various techniques used to manage working capital
  • Explore various aspects of the supply chain involving commercial terms, discount structures, payment scenarios, and rights of lien and asset ownership
  • Know how to reduce and minimize work in progress as it can take up space and shorten shelf life, and it represents uninvestable capital
  • Monitor, validate and analyse stock to avoid it becoming a liability
  • Deliberate the practice and use of the demand chain, such as commercial terms, compliance to these terms and credit rating agencies


  • Accountants involved in reporting and/or recording responsibilities for working capital accounts
  • Business managers who are responsible for managing the cash operating cycle
  • Finance professionals working in the treasury function of their organisation
  • Business owners who want to analyse the cash operating cycle of their companies


Module 1: Introduction to Working Capital

  • What is Working Capital?
  • How to Calculate Working Capital?
  • What is Working Capital Management?
  • Optimizing Working Capital
  • Relevant I.F.R.S.

Module 2: Understanding Working Capital Ratios

  • Significance of Working Capital Ratios
  • How to determine the Efficiency of Working Capital Management?
  • Current Ratio
  • Liquid Asset Ratio
  • Inventory Turnover Ratio
  • Debtors Turnover Ratio
  • Operating Cycle
  • Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC)
  • Aims of Calculating CCC

Module 3: Liquidity v/s Solvency

  • Difference between Liquidity & Solvency
  • Understanding Solvency Ratios
  • Shareholder Equity Ratio
  • Debt Equity Ratio
  • Interest Coverage

Module 4: Cash Flow Forecast

  • Importance of Cash Flow Forecast
  • Establish assumptions based on Current Conditions
  • Estimate Cash Inflow & Outflows
  • Identify Short term Investments
  • Exploring Sources of Funds
  • Controlling Application of Funds
  • Best Practices in Cash Management
  • Case Study – Walmart


  • Sales
  • Bill of material
  • Material Management
  • Procurement
  • Production
  • Finance

Module 6: Inventory Control

  • Components of Inventory
  • Why is Inventory Management crucial?
  • Inventory Costing Methods
  • Perpetual Inventory System
  • Periodic Inventory System
  • ABC Analysis
  • Physical Controls
  • Best practices in Inventory Management

Module 7: Trade Receivables

  • Approved Credit Policy
  • Approved Revenue Recognition Policy
  • Setting Credit Limits
  • Effective Order Dispatching
  • Separate Bank Account for Collection
  • Interface with Inventory System
  • Modes of Collection
  • Regular Review of Debtors Reports
  • Age Analysis
  • Best Practices in Trade Receivables

Module 8: Trade Payables

  • Assessment of Suppliers
  • Credit Requirements
  • Three-Way Match
  • Interface with Inventory System
  • Warranty Arrangements
  • Return of Goods
  • Frequency of Payments
  • Provisions
  • Best Practices in Trade Payables

Module 9: Cost of Capital

  • Borrowing Requirements
  • Long term V/s Short Term Borrowing
  • Equity or Debt Capital?
  • Dividend Policy
  • Cost of Capital
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital

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