A CFO’s Guide to Optimal Cash Flow Planning

Cashflow Management
 

Moving beyond stand-alone spreadsheets for forecasting cash needs

 

While CFOs live in their profit and loss statements and their balance sheets, these only provide a look in the rear-view mirror. Organizations need to focus on what lies ahead. Stand-alone spreadsheets may provide a comfort zone for the finance team but they have significant limitations in terms of accuracy and timeliness and they aren’t efficient forecasting tools.

Progressive finance professionals keep their eyes on the road in front of them. An organization’s cash flow plan — including a solid revenue forecast and a budget for expenses — should be a future-looking exercise with metrics along the way to track progress.

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