Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
Cash flows show a business's increase or decreases in cash.
Cash flows are divided into three categories based on their origins:
- Operating activities
- The normal ways you get money
- Includes the receipt of interest and dividends
- Investing activities
- Purchases and sales of securities, investments, loans to others, and the purchase and sale of fixed assets
- Financing activities
- Borrowings, issuance of stock, and repayments and dividends related to such
It can either be done by the direct method, where all journal entries are just classified when entered, or it can be done by the indirect method, where all non-cash income is taken away from net income.