As the economy improves, large companies are having no trouble accessing affordable capital, but small and midsize businesses are still struggling. To examine companies' views on working capital management and accounts receivable financing, CFO Research Services, in collaboration with The Receivables Exchange, surveyed over 300 senior finance executives at companies with up to $250 million in revenue.
The results tell a tale of two economies. Large companies are well-funded, while smaller companies are looking for solutions to bridge the costly liquidity gap that emerged over the course of the downturn.
The survey shows how today's leading CFOs are employing best practices to optimize financial performance. It examines their views on: the challenges of working capital optimization in today's credit reality; expectations for and likely sources of their companies' growth; integrating innovation to improve cash positions; and how to rethink receivables and improve cash flow.