Does your business have enough cash to operate? cash flow statements can answer that and without a doubt cash flow statements are important to the business owner.
It depicts the business’ liquidity and shows when the business will achieve a positive cash flow based on revenues.
Cash flow statements aid in planning break even point or how much money you need to run the business.
Cash flow statements are also important for your bankers and investors, predicting your business’ ability to generate positive cash flows that are needed to meet obligations.
Business owners depend on management reports to measure their profitability, to know where that profit is at the end of a period, and whether the business is financially sound or whether it needs improvement.
Business owners use management reports to keep a close watch on the lifeblood of the business: cash flow.
Monthly management reports are critical for analysing trends in order to make better decisions. for example, analysing sales trends can tell you whether your products or services are priced right.
These reports can help you determine which sales are costing you too much. Perhaps increasing sales volumes tell you that you need bigger premises – how much can you afford to spend? management reports can help you to answer these important questions.
Without these reports, you cannot draw vital comparisons – actual versus budgeted income and expenses; variances between the current year, quarter, month and the previous year, quarter, month; cost to income ratio.
Management reports assist you to monitor and control cash flow and ensure that your business is in good financial health.