Working Capital Optimisation Course

Managing your working capital for better cash flow through sustained working capital improvements.

IS WORKING CAPITAL TRAINING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Yes, if you are:

  • a finance director, financial controller, corporate treasurer, procurement specialist, credit management professional
  • involved in managing working capital for small or large companies

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM WORKING CAPITAL TRAINING?

In this uncertain environment, who can afford to leave the cheapest source of funding untapped? This course deals with the basic principles of working capital management.

  • learn techniques that you can take back to your office the very next day that will improve accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory performance
  • understand how to gain better control of working capital by learning techniques to identify where there are unnecessary amounts of cash within demand and supply chains affect revenue and costs that tie tied up working capital
  • learn about the latest practices that are being developed to optimise working capital and how many different types of companies manage the challenges of working capital

WORKING CAPITAL TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURE

What is Working Capital?

  • Working Capital Overview
  • Basic Measures
  • Reasons to reduce working capital

Accounts Receivable

  • The end to end Customer to Cash Cycle
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Dispute Management

Credit Risk

  • Credit Scoring
  • Credit Review
  • Credit Policy

Accounts Payable

  • The end to end Purchase to Pay Cycle
  • Causes of Late Payment
  • Making Payables Perform

Supply Chain Finance

  • What is SCF
  • SCF Considerations
  • SCF Do’s and Don’ts

Inventory

  • The end to end Forecast to Fulfil Cycle
  • Decision components
  • Nine-Box Analysis

Inventory Behaviours

  • Types of Inventory
  • Behaviours in different industries

Internal Measurement

  • DSO – Days Sales Outstanding
  • DPO – Days Payable Outstanding
  • DIO – Days Inventory Outstanding

Technology

  • Systems & Data
  • Specialist Tools
  • Corporate Cards
  • Reporting Tools

Recap and Conclusions

  • Success Factors
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Trade offs
WHAT YOU GET ON THE DAY
Join us for a truly inspiring training session. Training courses are delivered in a safe environment for you to ask questions and learn practical skills you can immediately apply back in the work place. You’ll meet like-minded people and hopefully make some great contacts too. And we’ll look after you from the word go, offering booking, travel or accommodation advice and a warm welcome on the day.
FRIENDLY

We’re committed to making you feel welcome, you only need to ask

CATERED

From great food to stationery we’ve got it covered

PRACTICAL

Useful handouts are supplied so you can refer back at any time

MEET YOUR TRAINER

Photo - ACT trainer: Brian ShanahanBrian Shanahan

Brian Shanahan is the leader and founder of Informita. Informita assists companies in the areas of working capital and procurement. Before Informita, Brian spent 19 years in management consultancy, 5 years in financial accounting roles in the UK and 3 years in retail in Ireland. Brian has worked with nearly two hundred clients in 37 countries across 4 continents. Brian is also the founder of TermsCheck.com, a service that allows you to compare customer and supplier payment terms with other companies’ actual terms. In the media, Brian has been quoted many times in the financial press and is the author of five booklets that can be purchased at Amazon.com.

BUY YOUR WORKING CAPITAL COURSE

Dates and location:

TBC 2017, London

This course is run in conjunction with the ICAEW.

Fees:

ACT members, students and CPD accredited employers: £750 + VAT

ICAEW Faculty or SIG members: £750 + VAT

Other treasury and accountancy body members: £800 + VAT

Non-members: £850 + VAT

Discounts:

Early bird discounts - book four weeks before to save 15% on the course fee *

Group discounts - if three or more people from the same organisation book onto any ACT training course, they qualify for 25% off the combined course fee *

* see terms and conditions

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Excellent course and very good presentation. Lots of examples, very comprehensive and also accessible. Highly recommended.
Andrew Davis, Financial Journalist, CSFI
BOOKING FOR YOUR TEAM?

We can also deliver this working capital training course to companies with teams that are interested in taking the course, tailoring it to your business needs. Find out more about in-company solutions here.