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    Corporate Cash Management: Second Edition by Steven Bragg

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    Corporate Cash Management describes how to forecast cash, and also covers methods for collecting and disbursing cash, plus the characteristics of the major cash concentration systems. It also investigates ways to improve cash flow, and how to raise funds from debt and equity. There is extensive coverage of risk management related to the variability of foreign exchange and interest rates, as well as the controls and measurements required for a cash management system. [245 pages]

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    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Cash Management

    Part 1 - Information Aggregation
    Chapter 2. The Cash Forecast
    Chapter 3. The Bank Reconciliation
    Chapter 4. Cash Management Information Requirements 

    Part 2 - The Management of Cash
    Chapter 5. Cash Receipts
    Chapter 6. Cash Concentration Systems
    Chapter 7. Types of Payments
    Chapter 8. Working Capital Enhancements
    Chapter 9. Investment Alternatives
    Chapter 10. Debt and Equity Funding
    Chapter 11. Credit Rating Agencies
    Chapter 12. Clearing and Settlement Systems 

    Part 3 - Risk Management
    Chapter 13. Foreign Exchange
    Chapter 14. Interest Rates

    Part 4 - Cash Management Administration
    Chapter 15. Cash Management Controls
    Chapter 16. Cash Management Metrics


    Corporate Cash Management is a vital reference for current treasurers, as well as an important learning tool for all financial professionals to ensure a strong understanding of the complexities, processes, and controls surrounding the entity’s life blood – its cash flow.  The management of cash is critical to an entity’s success. - Barrett Peterson, CPA, Manager, Accounting Standards, Procedures, and Analysis, TTX

    I found Corporate Cash Management: A Treasurer’s Guide to be a valuable asset in reengineering our treasury and cash management department.  The practical guidance provided by Steven Bragg is essential to understanding the role of a cash manager in the treasury department, establishing effective internal controls, and streamlining various processes.  Corporate Cash Management has provided us a solid foundation to develop a better forecasting model and tips for more efficiently managing a cash concentration system.  Steven Bragg has a rare and unique talent to translate the accounting and finance world into a usable and informative narrative.  This is a highly recommended reference work. - David F. Swanson, Acting CFO, Semper Fit and Exchange Services Division, U.S. Marine Corps

    Is your company working for money, or is your firm’s money working for you? Mr. Bragg clearly and concisely explains effective cash management protocols and activities that will translate into a better-run organization. Balancing daily cash balances, liquidity for cash inflows and outflows, and appropriately timed investment opportunities can be daunting tasks for the staff accountant. This book, as a study guide or refresher, will help even out the swings while ensuring sufficient controls and making sure that your money works for you every day. - Ken Koch, CEO, Business Resource Management, Inc.

    Cash truly is king when it comes to managing a business and Mr. Bragg has done an excellent job of covering the mechanics and complexities of effective cash management.  I recommend you read Corporate Cash Management to better understand one of the biggest challenges in corporate finance today. - Wray Rives, CPA CGMA

    Cash management is a critical topic in any arena today, cash is king in any organization and is often the most overlooked in conventional asset management terms.  Corporate Cash Management bridges the gap between academic intangible rules and practical process-driven rules, and is presented in a methodical walk-through format.  The book is less conceptual and more rule-driven, to be used by anyone whether consultative, banking, leadership, business analysis, etc. - John Herndon, Adjunct Professor, Cal. State University