There is no denying that COVID-19 has had a major impact on people’s lives, families and communities. Its effect can also be felt on businesses and the economy.
The uncertainty around how long this will ‘last’ makes it more important than ever for organisations to face their cash management challenges head on, and respond quickly.
A few key things to consider during this period:
Do you have a clear idea of how different scenarios will affect your organisation and the mitigating actions that you can take in each scenario?
Have you reviewed your current cash position, reporting processes and controls?
Do you know who your key suppliers are and critical payments that need to be made to ensure operational continuity?
Have you assessed your options to defer existing purchases, and identified which can be levered to conserve cash?
Are you able to identify pockets of excess working capital and establish initiatives to quickly convert this into cash?
Visibility is key to managing liquidity. By knowing what your cash position and cash flows are, you can prepare for, respond to and ultimately emerge stronger from this ‘new normal’.