cash flow analysis


An examination of a company's cash inflows and outflows during a specific period. The analysis begins with a starting balance and generates an ending balance after accounting for all cash receipts and paid expenses during the period. The cash flow analysis is often used for financial reporting purposes. See also cash flow projection, cash flow forecast.

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  • The accounting department ABC Company performs a cash flow analysis at the end of every quarter to ensure that all the company's expenditures are accounted for.

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  • The lawyer suggested that we perform a cash flow analysis each year just so were safe legally from being accused of fraud.

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  • Our cash flow analysis let us know that things were not going so well and we needed to fix some areas of our business.

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