Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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With a broad range of responsibilities in the modern corporation, ranging from cash management to the proper movement of potentially large amounts of funds and the construction of hedges, the treasurer's duties require the integration of a comprehensive set of controls into a broad-based pro-cedural framework.

Written by renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg, Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide shortens the treasurer's learning curve for all aspects of the position ...

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Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide

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Overview

With a broad range of responsibilities in the modern corporation, ranging from cash management to the proper movement of potentially large amounts of funds and the construction of hedges, the treasurer's duties require the integration of a comprehensive set of controls into a broad-based pro-cedural framework.

Written by renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg, Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide shortens the treasurer's learning curve for all aspects of the position with authoritative coverage of the general categories of cash management, financing, risk management, and treasury systems.

Addressing the treasury function from every angle, this invaluable guide:

  • Addresses the various methods by which a company transfers cash, both on paper and by electronic means

  • Shows how to create a cash forecast and monitor its accuracy

  • Covers several methods for aggregating cash from a multitude of locations

  • Explores the components of working capital and how they may be altered, thereby impacting cash flow planning

  • Looks at what the treasurer does to raise debt and equity, as well as how to invest funds

  • Includes discussions of the various kinds of debt and key characteristics of each one, how to deal with credit rating agencies, and the intricacies of equity offerings

  • Discusses investments including investment criteria, types of available investments, and investment and risk-reduction strategies

  • Considers an increasingly important aspect of the treasurer's responsibilities: risk management

  • Describes the technology that drives many treasury transactions

Filled with extensive supporting examples, Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide is the ideal sourcebook for the mechanics of how to run all aspects of the modern treasury department.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470591208
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Series: Wiley Corporate F&A, #17
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He has been the two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club, is an avid alpine skier and mountain biker, and is a certified master diver. Mr. Bragg resides in Centennial, Colorado. He is also the author of Accounting Best Practices and Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (both published by Wiley).
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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Author.

PART ONE Cash Management.

Chapter 1 Treasury Department.

Role of the Treasury Department.

Treasury Controls.

Treasurer Job Description.

Position of Treasury within the Corporate Structure.

Treasury Centralization.

Treasury Compensation.

Bank Relations.

Treasury Outsourcing.

Summary.

Chapter 2 Cash Transfer Methods.

Check Payments.

Wire Transfers.

ACH Payments.

Procurement Cards.

Cash Payments.

Fees for Cash Transfers.

Summary of Cash Transfer Methods.

Cash Transfer Controls.

Cash Transfer Procedures.

Summary.

Chapter 3 Cash Forecasting.

Cash Forecasting Model.

Information Sources for the Cash Forecast.

Measuring Cash Forecast Accuracy.

Cash Forecasting Automation.

Bullwhip Effect.

Business Cycle Forecasting.

Cash Forecasting Controls.

Cash Forecasting Policies.

Cash Forecasting Procedure.

Summary.

Chapter 4 Cash Concentration.

Benefits of Cash Concentration.

Cash Concentration Strategies.

Pooling Concepts.

Physical Sweeping.

Notional Pooling.

Comparison of Account Sweeping and Notional Pooling.

Nonpooling Situations.

Bank Overlay Structure.

Cash Concentration Controls.

Cash Concentration Policies.

Cash Concentration Procedures.

Summary.

Chapter 5 Working Capital Management.

Working Capital Variability.

Cash Management.

Credit Management.

Receivables Management.

Inventory Management.

Working Capital Metrics.

Summary.

PART TWO Financing.

Chapter 6 Debt Management.

Types of Debt.

Credit Rating Agencies.

Accounting for Debt.

Debt-Related Controls.

Debt-Related Policies.

Debt-Related Procedures.

Summary.

Chapter 7 Equity Management.

Stock Registration.

Exemptions from Stock Registration.

Accounting for Stock Sales.

Equity-Related Controls.

Equity-Related Policies.

Equity-Related Procedures.

Summary.

Chapter 8 Investment Management.

Investment Criteria.

Investment Options.

Investment Strategies.

Outsourced Investment Management.

Risk-Reduction Strategies.

Accounting for Investments.

Investment Journal Entries.

Investment Reporting.

Investment Management Controls.

Investment Management Policies.

Investment Management Procedures.

Summary.

PART THREE Risk Management.

Chapter 9 Foreign Exchange Risk Management.

Foreign Exchange Quote Terminology.

The Nature of Foreign Exchange Risk.

Data Collection for Foreign Exchange Risk Management.

Foreign Exchange Hedging Strategies.

Hedge Accounting.

Foreign Exchange Hedge Controls.

Foreign Exchange Hedge Policies.

Record Keeping for Foreign Exchange Hedging Activities.

Foreign Exchange Hedge Procedures.

Summary.

Chapter 10 Interest Risk Management.

Interest Risk Management Objectives.

Interest Risk Management Strategies.

Accounting for Interest Risk Management Activities.

Interest Risk Management Policies.

Record Keeping for Interest Rate Risk Management.

Interest Risk Management Procedures.

Summary.

PART FOUR Treasury Systems.

Chapter 11 Clearing and Settlement Systems.

Characteristics of Clearing and Settlement Systems.

Overview of the Clearing and Settlement Process.

Fedwire.

Automated Clearing House (ACH) System.

Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS).

Check Clearing.

The Continuous Link Settlement (CLS) System.

Summary.

Chapter 12 Treasury Systems.

Treasurer's Technology Needs.

Treasury Management System.

SWIFT Connectivity.

Summary.

Index.

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