In this Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis course, we look at how companies manage their cash flow. We will explore both the operating cash flow cycle and the investing cash flow cycle.
We use real-world examples to calculate a company’s working capital funding gap. Then we will go over important strategies companies can use to optimize their working capital accounts.
From there we will look at the longer-term investments such as sustaining or expansionary capital expenditures. We will assess the payback time on a project and look at the return on investment.
In the end, we’ll combine what we learned and produce a cash flow statement to compare key metrics such as net income, EBITDA, cash flow from operations, and free cash flow.
Throughout the course, we’ll be looking at things from both the lender’s perspective and the borrower’s perspective so you’ll have a full picture as a complete credit analyst of how to forecast and optimize cash flow for a business.
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the difference between a company’s short-term operating cash flow and long-term investing cash flow
Compare working capital objectives and capital investment objectives
Calculate working capital funding gap, investment payback and return on investment
Use a company’s financial statement to conduct a cash flow analysis and compare key metrics
Who should take this course?
This Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation.
Great learning resources! Simple and straight to the point without compromising high standard.
Isaac Audu Agbor
This course is really helping me on how to analyze cash flow cycles for a company
Amazing journey with Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
I really loved this course and way of lecturing
Simple and straightforward
Clear and concise way of demonstrating WC
I enjoyed the way the course flows
this course point out every important aspect of the cash flow statement
this course point out every important aspect of the cash flow statement and linking them to the income statement
Julius Anuolu Oloyede
Analysis of Blood Circulation of a Business
Free cash flow is regarded as the best tool; you can evaluate the business's position before its acquisition or approval of a loan.
Imperative for credit analysts.
Very interesting course
It is very interesting course for those who want to excel at providing funding gap solutions to its clients.
very nice course
I am going to implement it at work
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
Great course and easy to follow, especially if you have taken the Excel Fundamentals Course, which I recommend taking first, to streamline your learning experience.
The material and the course is very useful and practical, the way the instructor explains make it very easy to understand and apply.
Raul De Gracia Saraceni
The course is a great add
Loving the courses
Career making content
fruitful & informative
Great and brief information to understand cash flow analysis.
Cash flow Magic .
the course was very useful as well as the instructor is a professional and knowledgeable.
This course is easy to understand. It explains the theories well and it also shows how to apply it in Excel sheet. The best way to learn is to follow the lessons step by step. At the end, you would be able to see how Cash Flow Statement is linked with P&L and Balance Sheet. Awesome!
Win Htut Aung
Overall a good course on Cash Flow Analysis, explanation of managing working capital is very clear and concise
The course material is industry relevant and very informative
Cash Flow Analysis
Very quick and efficient review of the cash flow cycle.
Ivan Lim Sheng
Ease @ Learning
Helpful to gain better insight on the subject
there are some error with this course you should to recheck it , many pending issues appear during this course and i have to re take the final exam many times with full grade but without ending this topic and they ask many time to retake the exam
Amro Abu Mohsen
Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis
Very good course, I would recommend it to others.
Cash flow cycle and analysis
Importance of cash, why business fail at cash management, short and long term cash flow followed by how a companies cash flow statement can be built
fotaw chambeng vivian
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More than the content, I really liked the course materials, workout exercises provided in the middle, the interactive quizzes which help to revise the topics quickly.
Ashwin Kumar R N
I enjoyed every bit of this course!
The cash flow cycles and their analysis is the fulcrum of all the business functions. I am sure this refresher course will bolster the hands-on experience, and I enjoyed every bit of this course! Thanks to CFI!
very well structured
Very well structured, precise, and concise.
cash flow analysis
Very gon.od content, good examples and very good presentation.
Francine Fabiola PETATO TEWO
Very informative and quite frankly enjoyed this section!
One of the best courses if you work in the Light Asset back Lending space!!
I highly recommend this course to better understand lending contracts where your collateral is based on future cash flows!
Miguel Angel Bonilla Martinez
All subject are good and challenging
all Are excellence
All subject are good and challenging
all Are excellence
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