Finance and Cash Flow: the Basics
How critical is cash? Some would argue Cash is King. That the Cashflow Statement says much more about the health of a business than it gets credit for. Accountants and investment analysts will look at this with a slightly different lens and priority, but most SMEs, anywhere in the world, live or die by cash.
The next session in the GTPA’s “Business Health Check” series is focused on exactly that – “Cash Management and Supply Chain Finance (SCF) during COVID-19”.
Joining us for this session we have global trade and supply chain finance experts from Canada and the US to discuss the following topics, including:
- Can we get real on cash flow management?
- Practical points on cash flow management
- Cash conversion cycle
- Supply chain finance management
- Accounts receivables management
- Accounts payable management
- Supply chain management as a strategy
Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, is President of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., established in 2001, focusing on international business, trade and investment with a specialism in trade finance/supply chain finance. Alexander is a Director of GTPServices and Chair of the International and Technical Advisory Committee for the GTPA.
Craig Weeks is an independent consultant for organizations needing Trade Finance, Supply Chain and other Transaction Banking expertise. Craig is currently contracted to Capital and Credit Risk Manager (CCRM), a Singapore-based FinTech, as Chief Representative for the Americas. Craig is the Trade and Supply Chain Finance Advisor for the GTPA.
Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm (EST, EDT)/ Wednesday 24th June at 10am (AED)
Join us for this free online session, by registering here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__Zv0BblAT9-DuMAISLcVYQ
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.