Ten Steps to End the Dash for Cash
Quick cash fixes at the end of fiscal years are frequently harmful.
Just Cutting Costs Won’t Cut It
Finance and other support functions won’t succeed unless they're actively identifying customer needs and shaping demand.
Being All Things to Some People
To compete with Goliaths, corporate Davids need plenty of organizational flexibility.
Past Performance is No Guarantee
The past tells us nothing about whether we will fail or succeed in the future. Executives should be mindful of this when considering their future goals.
How Should Treasury Measure Success?
When benchmarking the effectiveness of the treasury department, a CFO needs to focus on key outputs related to critical functions like liquidity and risk management, not just the size of the staff.
Minority Interest Muddies Cash Flow
CFOs could get a better handle on free cash flow if they hone their skills in the reporting of noncontrolling interests.
The Positives of Negative Working Capital
Wireless communications and broadcasting firms have a knack for taking in other people's cash quicker than theirs goes out.
Cash Flow: a Better Way to Know Your Bank?
A study of commercial banks comes up with ways accounting for operating cash flow could be improved.
Upgrading Cash Flow at Dell
At high-flying Dell Computer, cash flow wasn't keeping pace with heavy growth. Re-engineering treasury operations fixed that.