About the Author

Ann Marie Svoboda draws on extensive credentials to explain the dynamics of cash flow. She has held various executive level finance positions at companies such as Culligan, Cadbury Schweppes, Royal Ahold, Carestream Health, and Wackenhut and is commonly engaged to improve firm value through enhancements to capital efficiency, profitability, and risk management. Ann Marie has worked with numerous corporate restructures, acquisitions, turnarounds, and recapitalizations around the globe — each leading her to a deeper appreciation for the relationships between accounting and finance.

Ann Marie received her undergraduate education from the University of Iowa and has a Master in International Management (international MBA) from Thunderbird. She also holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Cash Manager (CCM), and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) accreditations and previously served on the Boards of Financial Executives International and the National Association of Corporate Treasurers. Her hypotheses for Actual Cash Flow were developed through extensive research, interviews, and first-hand experience building a vision to cash at a number of large corporations.


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