Cash Management Course

AAT Essentials: Cash Flow Management




Across all businesses, many senior job roles now require an understanding of cash flow management. Despite this, it is not uncommon for individuals in these roles to have had no official financial training or accounting experience before taking on these responsibilities.

Whether your staff are already in a role that requires knowledge of cash flow management, or are looking to progress into a role of this nature, this course will provide them with an introduction to managing cash flow and the essential knowledge that is required. The course will equip your staff with an understanding of the importance of cash, how to prepare a cash budget, how to control cash flows and evaluate performance, and how to improve cash flow using debtor management.


Section 1: The importance of cash

This section covers the following:

  • Why cash is vital to a business’s survival
  • How accounting profit differs from cash
  • Tools to assist with cash management

Section 2: Preparing a cash budget

This section covers the following:

  • The key components of a cash budget
  • How to prepare a cash budget
  • The effect of credit terms on the timing of cash flows

Section 3: Controlling cash flows and evaluating performance

This section covers the following:

  • How to monitor achievement of the cash budget
  • Investigating variances
  • Actions to implement to improve future performance

Section 4: Improving cash flow using debtor management

This section covers the following:

  • How to assess the risks of granting credit to customers
  • Processes to assess the creditworthiness of customers
  • Strategies to deal with late payers

The benefits of this course include:

  • Staff can learn from your own home, in their own time
  • Auto-marked assessments
  • Your staff will get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • 1:1 Tutor support available via phone or email
  • Your staff will get their own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
  • Award-winning online AAT courses
  • Your staff can progress on to one of our other accounting courses.

Key Information

Course Price £96.00
Course Length 4 hours
Awarding Body AAT
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment




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