Building your cash flow statement in uncertain times

Start adding items to your reading lists:
or
Save this item to:
This item has been saved to your reading list.

01/26/21

Avoid last minute surprises when preparing your cash flow statement. PwC shares FAQs, useful reminders, and practical examples.

While financial statements users have always placed a lot of importance on the statement of cash flows, the focus has sharpened in today’s turbulent environment. Listen as host Heather Horn and Suzanne Stephani, a director in PwC’s national office, discuss frequently asked questions and share useful reminders for those in the process of preparing the cash flow statement for their year-end reporting. 

Topics include:

  • 0:16 - Debt restructuring. Debt restructuring often brings fees. We look at a few reporting scenarios and discuss the presentation of these fees. 

  • 7:04 - Borrowings and repayments under revolvers. Some companies are drawing down on their revolvers as a way to access liquidity. We discuss whether the borrowings and repayments under a revolver should be presented gross or net on the cash flow statement and share other key reminders.

  • 9:48 - Supply chain financing. As a result of liquidity struggles, companies have gotten creative with pushing out payment terms in a variety of ways—and this raises questions on the statement of cash flows. Through practical examples, we look at how these transactions should be presented and discuss the FASB’s project on the disclosure of supply chain finance programs.  

  • 16:38 - Lease modifications/terminations. During 2020, many companies made changes to their lease agreements, especially real estate leases. We talk through presentation considerations in this area. 

  • 18:42 - Sale of accounts receivables. What are the cash flow considerations when a company sells or factors their trade receivables? Suzanne explains.

Have more cash flow presentation questions? Read our Financial statement presentation guide and listen to our podcast, Statement of cash flows: Back to basics.

About our guest

Suzanne Stephani is a director in PwC’s National Office specializing in the application and interpretation of the accounting guidance related to financing transactions.

About our host

Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

Contact us

Heather Horn

Heather Horn

US Strategic Thought Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

David Schmid

David Schmid

International Accounting Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

Follow us