In this week’s Coffee Break Session, we unpack modeling and forecasting as a corporate treasurer. Listen in and learn the key differences, explore real-world examples, and see how data can help drive accurate predictions.
‘No man is an island,’ said John Donne. Cash application and cash forecasting are also connected in important ways. This session will cover five of the top actions companies should take to improve their cash application process and rates and tighten up their forecasting activities and accuracy. Slow cash application and low auto-assign and auto-apply rates negatively impact efficiency standards and month-end working capital metrics. They also impede accurate cash forecasting. Both efficiency in cash application and prioritization of cash forecasting have been top goals of AR groups and treasury teams for over five years. Listen in for some key steps that you can take to up your financial game in these areas.
Forecasting cash flows has been one of the top two priorities for treasury groups for nearly 10 years. During disruptive times, it becomes even more important. Managements expects greater accuracy and more “scenarios,” yet many treasury groups are providing less than the admitted “minimum standards.” What can be done? What should be done? This session will outline the stages of cash forecasting and the foundational elements required to reach each stage – and the next level. Access to data and powerful new tools must be combined with a broader understanding of forecasting to optimize your forecasting process and accuracy.
As our world descended into the Covid pandemic and everyone moved to a work from home posture, a panel of treasurers met to share what was working and what wasn’t. Sharing what was learned from the early days was highly instructive and beneficial to the treasury audience.
Now, as we move closer to the exit stage with Covid, more has been learned and additional discussion is needed. Some of the original panelists return to update what we have learned, what has changed, and offer thoughts and insights about where things are heading. Listen to this focused session to help your company take advantage of these insights in a world of change.
Inflation and central bank adjustments to interest rates are occupying more of our attention. How do we prepare? Changes in technology are making systems more open. How do we think about technology? How important is speed? Is it just about speed? How do we evaluate faster in light of other considerations? What are the implications of the growth of AI/ML? How prepared are our teams for these changes? This webinar will cover five key things treasury needs to consider carefully and some key actions to take now.