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Managing and Improving your Cash Flow - 2016 (Course Id 1191)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 7.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $69.95
Passing Score : 70%
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Finance - Accounting and Auditing for Course Id 1191

Description :

Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a profit. Profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow.

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Release : 2016
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic Math and Accounting.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : Self-Study.
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 18-Mar-2017
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
Approved Audience :

NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry - 1191

Keywords : Accounting, Managing, Improving, your, Cash, Flow, 2016, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
The Nuts And Bolts

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize cash flow and factors that affect cash flow.
    2. Identify cash management objectives and decisions

Chapter 2
Analysis of Cash Flow

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify the difference between accounting profits and other profits.
    2. Recognize how to compute and analyze cash liquidity.
    3. Identify the cash utilization options.

Chapter 3
Cash Budgeting and Optimal Cash Balances

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify factors of the cash flow cycle.
    2. Recognize the items recorded within a statement of cash flows.
    3. Identify components of a cash budget.
    4. Recognize cash expenses vs non-cash expenses.

Chapter 4
Internal Control

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize items used for internal control and audit procedures.

Chapter 5
Cash Forecasting and "What-if" Analysis

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize the benefits of cash forecasting and cash flow differences.

Chapter 6
Managing Payables

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify traits of a well-managed accounts payable system.
    2. Recognize the warning signs of accounts payables.

Chapter 7
Collection and Credit Management

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize cash acceleration strategies.
    2. Identify methods to delay cash payments for purchases, expenses, and payroll.
    3. Identify collection problems.

Chapter 8
Smart Banking

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize the process for a bank reconciliation and the use of float.
    2. Identify some methods used for transferring funds and accelerating cash inflow.

Chapter 9
Obtaining Cash and Borrowing

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize ways to select between financing options.
    2. Identify ways to help with financing cash requirements for the business.

Chapter 10
Loan Qualifications and Banking Relationships

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize the five C’s of credit and the criteria used by bankers for lending.
    2. Identify the benefits of Zero-Balance Accounts (ZBAs).
Course Contents :

Module 1:   The Nuts And Bolts

Learning Objective

Introduction: Cash Is the Lifeblood of a Business

Strategies to Stave off Cash Flow Crunches

1. Why Is Cash Flow Important?

2. Cash Management Objectives and Decisions

3. Key Cash Management Considerations

Review Questions – Module 1

Module 2:    Analysis of Cash Flow

Learning Objective

4. The Difference between Cash Flow and Earnings

5. How to Go Broke While Making a Profit

6. How Do You Know If You Are Liquid?

7. Cash Utilization and Adequacy

Too Much Cash-- A Troubling Omen

Review Questions – Module 2

Module 3:    Cash Budgeting and Optimal Cash Balances

Learning Objective

8. Cash Flow Cycles

9. Determining the Right Cash Balance to Hold

10. Accounting for and Reporting of Cash

11. Statement of Cash Flows

12. Preparing the Cash Budget

13. Revenues and Expenses

Review Questions - Module 3

Module 4:    Internal Control

Learning Objective

14. Internal Control over Cash

15. Audit of the Cash Account and Payment System

Review Questions – Module 4

Module 5:    Cash Forecasting and "What-if" Analysis

Learning Objective

16. Cash Forecasting

17. Forecasting Cash Collections

18. What-If Analysis

19. Cash Flow Software

Review Questions – Module 5

Module 6:   Managing Payables

Learning Objective

20. A Well-Managed Accounts Payable System

21. Managing Payables

22. Warning Signs of Payables

23. Utilizing Vendor Statement Forms

Review Questions – Module 6

Module 7:    Collection and Credit Management

Learning Objective

24. Cash Acceleration Strategies

25. Property, Plant, and Equipment

26. Delaying Cash Payments for Purchases, Expenses, and Payroll

27. Are You Managing Debt Properly?

28. Collection Management

29. Credit Management

Review Questions – Module 7

Module 8:    Smart Banking

Learning Objective

30. Preparing a Bank Reconciliation

31. Float

32. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

33. Utilizing a Lockbox

34. Depository Transfer Checks and Preauthorized Debits (PADs)

35. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cash Management Devices

Review Questions – Module 8

Module 9:    Obtaining Cash and Borrowing

Learning Objective

36. Improving Personal Cash Receipts

37. Financing Cash Requirements

38. Marketable Securities and Money Market Funds

39. Short-Term Borrowings

40. Receivables and Inventory Financing

Review Questions – Module 9

Module 10:    Loan Qualifications and Banking Relationships

Learning Objective

41. Five C’s of Credit

42. Bankers’ Lending Criteria

43. Your Relationship with the Banker

44. Drafts, Zero-Balance Accounts (ZBAs), and Controlled Disbursement Account

45. Getting Help from Money-Management Professionals

Review Questions – Module 10

General Questions and Answers about Managing Cash

Appendix - Future Value Tables


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