Cash flow forecasting is the driving force behind successful and effective liquidity risk management; yet, it is often an overlooked and undervalued priority in practice.
Now more than ever, with increased volatility and uncertainty in the economy, companies need to prioritise forecasting to ensure data is reliable and performance metrics are being met.
Without an effective cash flow forecasting process, companies can be exposed to:
- Liquidity and working capital shocks
- Inappropriate or detrimental amounts of hedging
- Stagnant cash in global operations
- Needless dependency on expensive credit facilities
- Excessive earning exposure to financial markets
- Inaccurate data
- High key-man risk and low operational scalability
- Inconsistent management expectations