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Cash flow statements – avoiding the pitfall

Andrew Watchman Andrew Watchman

IAS 7: Statement of cash flows – a guide to avoiding common pitfalls and application issues

Increasing attention on companies’ cash generation and liquidity position has led financial statement users, regulators and other commentators to focus increasingly on the Statement of Cash Flows. However, this additional focus and scrutiny has also highlighted some common errors and inconsistencies in its preparation.

This Guide aims to remind management of IAS 7's basic requirements; highlight interpretative and practical application issues; and provide insights to address these issues.

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