Cash flow

The cash flow statement helps you monitor the cash coming into and going out of your business and, ultimately, see the financial position of your company.

What the cash flow statement shows

The values calculated for the cash flow statement are from payments and receipts already paid or received.
Opening Balance This is the net value of money in and out less any liability at the date before you’re running the cash flow statement or forecast for.
Cash Flow In This includes the total value of your:

  1. Money in
  2. Bank transfers and deposits

Cash Flow Out This includes the total value of your:

  • Money out
  • Bank transfers

Closing Balance The total cash flow in less the total cash flow out.
Owed to others If you have any VAT liability for this period, it appears here. If the VAT period isn’t closed, this is an estimate.
Net Balance The closing balance less any VAT liability for this period. Or if you can reclaim VAT this period, this is added to the closing balance.

To produce a cash flow statement

  1. Go to Reports, then click Cash Flow Statement.
  2. Enter the dates you want to view the cash flow statement From and To.
  3. Click the Bank account finder button, then select the bank accounts you want to view the statement for.

  4. To save or print the report, click Export then choose one of the following:

    • CSV – Depending on your Internet browser, the file automatically downloads to your Downloads folder or you’re prompted to save the file. If prompted, browse to where you want to save the file then click Save.
    • PDF – The PDF opens in a new window or tab. Open your browser File menu then choose to print or save the report.
  5. To view a more detailed cash flow statement, click Detailed.

    The detailed report shows the individual transactions that make up the values on the report. You can also print or save this report by repeating the step above.
  6. To return to the Cash Flow Statement report, click back on your internet browser menu.

What's next?

Management reports