Cash management is one of the key areas of working capital management. The objective of cash management is to "keep the resource in cash as low as possible while still operating the firm's activities efficiently and effectively". Cash management refers to the functions of a financial executive concerning planning, raising, controlling and administering cash resources in a business unit. Traditional cash management was relatively simple. It was more concerned with custodianship. But modern cash management means controllership besides custodianship. It is concerned with making use of cash resources to maximize without endangering its liquidity position or credit standing in the market. Cash management also includes management of marketable securities, because in modern terminology money comprises marketable securities and actual cash in hand/bank. Considering the importance of cash management, the researcher has taken various aspects on the selected small scale enterprises to study cash management such as motives for holding cash, cash management practices, operational adequacy of cash, and control of cash flows. Finally suggestions and conclusion have drawn from the analysis.
Cash Management, SSEs, Marketable Securities, Liquidity, Working Capital Management.