19th June 2012, 12:08 PM
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What is fund flow statement?

what is fund flow statement?

19th June 2012, 06:07 PM
Vikas hrc
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Default Re: What is fund flow statement?

Hi friend..

A fund flow statement, better known as a cash flow statement, is an important document in the accounting world. A fund flow statement shows a company's inflows and outflows of funds. It is used to show investors, stakeholders or owners where the company's money came from and where it went.

  • A fund flow statement is an important tool used in evaluating a company's performance. A fund flow statement is a statement that shows all money coming in to a company and all money leaving a company during an accounting period. This statement is used by investors when considering investing in a company. The fund flow statement shows problems a company has if the cash flow is negative.


  • Fund flow statements are prepared as often as needed. Small businesses prepare them more often, usually monthly, quarterly and annually. Larger businesses typically prepare them less often, usually quarterly and annually.

Two methods:-

  • The two methods for preparing fund flow statements are the direct method and the indirect method. The direct method is used less often, making the indirect method the preferred way of preparing it.


  • A fund flow statement is prepared by comparing two accounting period's balance sheets. The statement is divided into three sections; cash flows from operations, cash flows from investing activities and cash flows from financing activities. The indirect statement begins by taking net income from the balance sheet. All other items are compared using the balance sheets and the differences are either added or subtracted to net income to find the total. The statement concludes with the net increase or decrease in cash.

Interpreting Information:-

  • When this statement is completed and analyzed, an investor sees the increase or decrease in cash for a specific period. This statement shows where the money came from and went. If there is a decrease in cash for the period, the investor sees whether it's from paying off debt, investing in new assets or failing to collect assets owed. This statement speaks loudly to investors as to the condition of the company. Generally, a company with poor cash flow is not a good company to invest in.

I hope you are satisfied with the answer.

5th August 2012, 11:43 AM
Mr. Avinash singh
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Default Re: What is fund flow statement?

Funds Flow Statement shows the changes in current assets an current liabilities during a particular period of time.Funds Flow Statement is a comparative statement of assets and liabilities and depicts the changes in working capital during the period of two Balance sheets.Funds Flow Statement is an analysis and control device for the management. Management can ensure the long term an the short term solvency of the firm by studying the internal funds flow cycles. It is a modern technique of knowing the inflows and outflows of funds during a particular period.

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