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Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis course overview

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.

Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis is a required course of CFI’s CBCA® program

Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis is a core course of CFI’s credit analyst certification program. For beginners to advanced users, this program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis

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Level 3

Approx 2.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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What you'll learn

Lesson
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Exams
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Conclusion
Qualified Assessment

Become a certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification

Cash Flow Cycles and Analysis is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification, which includes 51 courses.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending

Path to certification

Prep courses

10 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

01 Optional

Core courses

16 courses from beginner to intermediate level.

02 Required

Elective courses

23 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.

03 Required

Get certified

Submit your CBCA™ checklist and order your certificate.

04 Required

Join our community

Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.

05 Optional

How the certification works

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

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What are the requirements to take the courses?
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How are the exams conducted?
Students are required to complete an online assessment (Multiple choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA® final exam to earn their certification. How to Take a Qualified Assessment
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