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Prioritising Working Capital

by Bruce Gau, Regional Treasurer, Sub-Saharan Africa, Ericsson

Treasurers need to focus on the timing of a cash flow, rather than simply the value of the flow.  

Since the financial crisis first struck, working capital management became one of the key topics on treasurers’ agenda, particularly as financing has become less accessible and more expensive for many companies. In reality, effective management of working capital is essential to a healthy business whatever the economic situation, including an efficient cash conversion cycle and the ability to forecast cash flow with confidence.