Direct Cash Flow Statement for All Industries
Originally published: 26/07/2021 11:17
Publication number: ELQ-66069-1
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Direct Cash Flow Statement for All Industries

In summary, the template is easy to prepare, easy to read and understand and clearly showing future trends

General overview
The direct cash flow template is a great tool when managing your firm’s finances, the template offers the owners and stakeholders the most accurate picture of the organization

Advantage of using the direct cash flow model
The template helps the company to keep operating during crises
Important tools for banks and creditors for financing purpose
Transparent statement, which can be helpful for investors and creditors
Accurate and more reliable template of tracking cash flow
Easy to read and understand because it is straightforward
The template can be used by non-financial or business owners
Clearly provide information about cash receipt and cash payment
Tells the reader whether the cash collection from customers are increasing or decreasing
Easy to customize it, and turn it into weekly cash projection or amend the forecasted period
The template is for all company size, small, medium and large organization
The template is suitable for all industries

In summary, the direct method is more consistent with the objective of a statement of cash flows, improves the prediction ability of future operating cash flows, and provides more useful information to both creditors and investors

Very simple to use, the user only needs to fill the green cells

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Input your data in the green cells only
Enter the opening cash balance in the "Cash Flow" sheet, column C, row 7, as beginning balance
Enter collections from the debtors (Row 12), cash sales (Row 23) in the "Trade Receivables" sheet
Enter payments to the creditors (Row 13 & 28), in the "Trade Payables" sheet
Enter the operating expenses payments details in the "Operating Expenses" sheet
Enter the payment details for fixed assets and the sales of fixed assets in the "CAPEX" sheet
Enter the inflow details from borrowing and repayments in the "Financing" sheet
Enter the interest payment and interest income details in the "Interest" sheet
Enter in the main sheet "Cash Flow" the other proceed (Row 10) , other Disbursement (Row 16), capital increase (Row 32) and dividends (Row 39)

The input will dynamically flow in the following below:

Cash flow from operating activity
Cash flow from investing activity
Cash flow from financing activity
Ending cash balance
Dashboard summary

Conclusion and customization
This is a highly versatile, very sophisticated financial model template, and is also user-friendly.
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