This is the second of four tools developed by RSM to help smaller businesses and not-for profit organisations manage key financial aspects o their business. Any manager interested in managing an organisation’s finances should be interested in using these or similar tools.
The Cash flow tool is used when preparing a cash flow forecast, and is essential for many reasons, not the least of which is determining whether the business will be able to survive.
While this and the other three tools could be used without professional assistance, we strongly recommend that in working through the input of the data and appreciating the resulting information, that organisations enlist the support of a qualified accountant or experienced book-keeper.
Indeed, while adapted to the needs of small and very small organisations to use on an on-going basis, this and the three associated tools providing financial analysis, are best used by accounting practitioners and their completion and interpretation should be supervised by someone with accounting or bookkeeping experience.