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Introduction

The recent economic downturn has brought significant disruptive change to world markets and commodity prices. Industries like the oil and gas sector have faced a rapid decline in output prices and face enormous pressure on their ability to maintain profit, cash flow and shareholder value. A company’s ability to survive and thrive in these challenging times is critically dependent on its skills in managing and maintaining vital cash flow. This highly practical training course provides valuable insights in to how delegates can apply the principles of effective cash flow management in their own organisations.

This training course will feature and provide key insights in to:

  • The strategic challenge to maintain profit and cash flow
  • How cash and cash flow drives key performance measures
  • Understanding and managing the main drivers of cash flow
  • Modern techniques for strategic cost reduction
  • Overcoming barriers to implementing cash flow improvement strategies

Objectives

The training course intends to provide delegates with the principles and practical skills to manage cash flow in an economic downturn.

At the end of this training seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how cash flow drives organisational performance
  • Identify and manage the key components of business cash flow
  • Use practical tools and techniques to manage cash flow
  • Apply modern quality focused strategic tools to reduce costs
  • Overcome common barriers to cash flow improvement initiatives

Training Methodology

Participants to this training seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the training seminar outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training seminar methodology includes: participative seminars, discussion groups and case studies, including an analysis of the key cash flow drivers in the oil and gas sector.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit from the knowledge, principles and practical skills that the delegates will be able to apply in response to the challenges of an economic downturn, specifically:

  • A strategic approach to understanding and managing cash flow
  • Knowledge of cost structure and behaviour and how to reduce costs
  • Practical tools and frameworks to manage working capital
  • Awareness of other key aspects of cash flow management
  • Appreciation of managing resistance to organisational change

Personal Impact

Delegates will benefit from the principles and practical skills passed on through this training seminar that will put them firmly in the position of being able to take an active leading role in their organisation in strategically managing and improving cash flow, whilst maintaining the creation and delivery of value to key organisational stakeholders. The training course will enhance delegates skills, develop their roles and improve their career prospects by:

  • Developing a strategic approach to solving organisational challenges
  • Understanding how cash flow drives organisational performance
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for cash flow management
  • Improve MS Excel skills to build practical financial models
  • Using proven approaches to managing change

Who Should Attend?

The training course is designed to provide useful insights and practical guidance to managers from a full range of backgrounds and industry sectors, but particularly those facing the challenges of major market and price changes.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of delegates but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals responsible for significant functions and budgets
  • Design professionals and designers
  • Production managers
  • Purchasing and supply chain professionals
  • Marketing and sales team
  • Finance heads and budgeting managers

Seminar Outline

DAY 1

The Context and Drive for Cash Flow Improvement

  • Creating and measuring stakeholder value
  • The role of cash flow in organisational performance
  • Operating a winning business model
  • Financial statements for cash flow management
  • The key drivers of cash flow, liquidity and solvency

DAY 2

Understanding and Improving Operational Cash Flow

  • Understanding the vital difference between profit and cash flow
  • Approaches to understanding cost behaviour
  • A strategic approach to cost reduction
  • Strategies for profit improvement
  • Using and interpreting key profit performance ratios

DAY 3

Understanding and Improving Working Capital

  • What working capital is – how it drives shareholder value
  • Understanding the working capital cycle
  • Tools and techniques to optimise inventory
  • Tools and techniques to optimise customer receivables
  • Tools and techniques to minimise the cash float
  • Optimising cash resources with financial system improvements

DAY 4

Understanding the Other Key Drivers of Cash Flow

  • Using key financial ratios to optimise cash flow
  • Understanding capital structure and risk
  • Sources of business funding
  • Calculating company cost of capital
  • Managing capital investment in a challenging business environment
  • Capital rationing techniques
  • Case study: key cash flow drivers in the oil and gas sector

DAY 5

Cash Flow Planning and Forecasting Tools

  • Tips for building financial models in Excel
  • Approaches to making cash flow forecasts
  • Building a financial model to test the impact of risk on cash flow

Overcoming the Barriers to Change

  • The need for urgency in applying cash flow improvement measures
  • Overcoming resistance to change

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Managing Cash Flow in an Economic Downturn


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FI070 17 - 21 Dec 2017 Abu Dhabi - UAE $4,500

Introduction

The recent economic downturn has brought significant disruptive change to world markets and commodity prices. Industries like the oil and gas sector have faced a rapid decline in output prices and face enormous pressure on their ability to maintain profit, cash flow and shareholder value. A company’s ability to survive and thrive in these challenging times is critically dependent on its skills in managing and maintaining vital cash flow. This highly practical training course provides valuable insights in to how delegates can apply the principles of effective cash flow management in their own organisations.

This training course will feature and provide key insights in to:

  • The strategic challenge to maintain profit and cash flow
  • How cash and cash flow drives key performance measures
  • Understanding and managing the main drivers of cash flow
  • Modern techniques for strategic cost reduction
  • Overcoming barriers to implementing cash flow improvement strategies

Objectives

The training course intends to provide delegates with the principles and practical skills to manage cash flow in an economic downturn.

At the end of this training seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how cash flow drives organisational performance
  • Identify and manage the key components of business cash flow
  • Use practical tools and techniques to manage cash flow
  • Apply modern quality focused strategic tools to reduce costs
  • Overcome common barriers to cash flow improvement initiatives

Training Methodology

Participants to this training seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the training seminar outline with the instructor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training seminar methodology includes: participative seminars, discussion groups and case studies, including an analysis of the key cash flow drivers in the oil and gas sector.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit from the knowledge, principles and practical skills that the delegates will be able to apply in response to the challenges of an economic downturn, specifically:

  • A strategic approach to understanding and managing cash flow
  • Knowledge of cost structure and behaviour and how to reduce costs
  • Practical tools and frameworks to manage working capital
  • Awareness of other key aspects of cash flow management
  • Appreciation of managing resistance to organisational change

Personal Impact

Delegates will benefit from the principles and practical skills passed on through this training seminar that will put them firmly in the position of being able to take an active leading role in their organisation in strategically managing and improving cash flow, whilst maintaining the creation and delivery of value to key organisational stakeholders. The training course will enhance delegates skills, develop their roles and improve their career prospects by:

  • Developing a strategic approach to solving organisational challenges
  • Understanding how cash flow drives organisational performance
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for cash flow management
  • Improve MS Excel skills to build practical financial models
  • Using proven approaches to managing change

Who Should Attend?

The training course is designed to provide useful insights and practical guidance to managers from a full range of backgrounds and industry sectors, but particularly those facing the challenges of major market and price changes.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of delegates but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals responsible for significant functions and budgets
  • Design professionals and designers
  • Production managers
  • Purchasing and supply chain professionals
  • Marketing and sales team
  • Finance heads and budgeting managers

SEMINAR OUTLINE

DAY 1

The Context and Drive for Cash Flow Improvement

  • Creating and measuring stakeholder value
  • The role of cash flow in organisational performance
  • Operating a winning business model
  • Financial statements for cash flow management
  • The key drivers of cash flow, liquidity and solvency

DAY 2

Understanding and Improving Operational Cash Flow

  • Understanding the vital difference between profit and cash flow
  • Approaches to understanding cost behaviour
  • A strategic approach to cost reduction
  • Strategies for profit improvement
  • Using and interpreting key profit performance ratios

DAY 3

Understanding and Improving Working Capital

  • What working capital is – how it drives shareholder value
  • Understanding the working capital cycle
  • Tools and techniques to optimise inventory
  • Tools and techniques to optimise customer receivables
  • Tools and techniques to minimise the cash float
  • Optimising cash resources with financial system improvements

DAY 4

Understanding the Other Key Drivers of Cash Flow

  • Using key financial ratios to optimise cash flow
  • Understanding capital structure and risk
  • Sources of business funding
  • Calculating company cost of capital
  • Managing capital investment in a challenging business environment
  • Capital rationing techniques
  • Case study: key cash flow drivers in the oil and gas sector

DAY 5

Cash Flow Planning and Forecasting Tools

  • Tips for building financial models in Excel
  • Approaches to making cash flow forecasts
  • Building a financial model to test the impact of risk on cash flow

Overcoming the Barriers to Change

  • The need for urgency in applying cash flow improvement measures
  • Overcoming resistance to change

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