Optimum Level of Cash Management:
Cash management is the business process of collecting and managing cash and using it for investing. It is a key component of ensuring a company’s financial stability and solvency.
Company manages cash by making timely collections and disbursements, and investing any temporary surpluses of cash in marketable securities, so company will keep safety level in cash and invest excess cash to earn small return to company.
How much to keep in cash?
- How much to keep for business transaction?
- Cash flows predictable at future
- Interest rates
- Borrowing arrangements
Where to invest temporary surpluses of cash?
Temporary surpluses of cash should be invested at low-risk and liquid investments as follows:
- Savings accounts
- Money market funds
- Treasury bills
- US $ deposits
- Term deposits