Nothing stops a company in its tracks faster than running short of working capital. the prolonged credit crunch has put a high priority on companies sorting out their refinancing well in advance. It has also forced many to think long and hard about both internal and external sources of cash to bolster their capital, particularly since there still seems to be plenty of anecdotal evident that bank lending continues to be difficult for companies to obtain.
Can you handle the cultural and organisational issues associated with zero-based budgeting? If you can, the rewards are there in uncertain times, explains Ian Stone managing director, UK & Ireland, Anaplan
Assessment of investors’ engagement with company boards is being stepped up, to ensure public companies are well run
Chief financial officers worried about financial and economic business prospects, and planning to spend less, according to Deloitte
The UK's top listed businesses are not exactly beacons of transparent and clear reporting, argues Brett Simnett, and their 'shyness' damages future prospects