Cash flow statement

Explore the CashFlowStatement endpoint in Swagger.

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Operating activities only

Currently, the cash flow statement shows cash that flows into and out of the company from operating activities only. Operating activities generate cash from the sale of goods or services.

Overview

A cash flow statement is a financial report that records all cash that is received or spent by a company during a given period. It gives you a clearer picture of the company’s performance, and their ability to pay creditors and finance growth.

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Cash flow statement or balance sheet?

Look at the cash flow statement to understand a company's ability to pay its bills. Although the balance sheet may show healthy earnings at a specific point in time, the cash flow statement allows you to see whether the company is meeting its financial commitments, such as paying creditors or its employees.

Data model

Field

Type

Description

reportBasis

string

Accounting method used when aggregating the report data. In this case, Cash.

reportInput

string

Accounting method used to prepare the cash flow statement:

  • Indirect

  • Direct - Only method currently supported.

  • Unknown

currency

string
See currency

Currency of all values in the cash flow statement.

reports

Array of cash flow statements.

Cash flow statement

Field

Type

Description

fromDate

string
See date

Start date for the reporting period.

toDate

string
See date

End date for the reporting period.

cashReceipts

ReportLines for cash receipts from the sale of goods.

cashPayments

ReportLines for cash payments to suppliers for the purchase of goods or services.

Report line

Field

Type

Description

accountId

string

Reference for an account in the accounting platform. This is unique to the company.

name

string

Name of the account in the accounting platform.

value

number

Balance of the account in the accounting platform.

items

An array of ReportLine items.

Example data

{
  "reports": [
    {
      "fromDate": "2017-09-01T00:00:00",
      "toDate": "2017-09-30T00:00:00",
      "cashReceipts": {
        "accountId": "cashReceipts",
        "name": "Cash Receipts",
        "value": 416.67,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "777789d2-512b-4455-af51-a6b563733842",
            "name": "Income",
            "value": 416.67,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "66664a8f-b22d-4520-b97b-025b7cb10f94",
            "name": "Other Income",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      },
      "cashPayments": {
        "accountId": "cashPayments",
        "name": "Cash Payments",
        "value": 100.71,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "11111cbf-ea06-4d6e-9538-a8457fa66011",
            "name": "Cost of Sales",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "6666e297-59d6-4bd5-9353-478ee9b39685",
            "name": "Expenses",
            "value": 100.71,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "555501e8-8dbc-4390-ac99-3b0fff54a89f",
            "name": "Other Expenses",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "fromDate": "2017-08-01T00:00:00",
      "toDate": "2017-08-31T00:00:00",
      "cashReceipts": {
        "accountId": "cashReceipts",
        "name": "Cash Receipts",
        "value": 1250.0,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "777789d2-512b-4455-af51-a6b563733842",
            "name": "Income",
            "value": 1250.0,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "68794a8f-b22d-4520-b97b-025b7cb10f94",
            "name": "Other Income",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      },
      "cashPayments": {
        "accountId": "cashPayments",
        "name": "Cash Payments",
        "value": 95.81,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "11111cbf-ea06-4d6e-9538-a8457fa66011",
            "name": "Cost of Sales",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "6666e297-59d6-4bd5-9353-478ee9b39685",
            "name": "Expenses",
            "value": 95.81,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "555501e8-8dbc-4390-ac99-3b0fff54a89f",
            "name": "Other Expenses",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    {
      "fromDate": "2017-07-01T00:00:00",
      "toDate": "2017-07-31T00:00:00",
      "cashReceipts": {
        "accountId": "cashReceipts",
        "name": "Cash Receipts",
        "value": 416.67,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "777789d2-512b-4455-af51-a6b563733842",
            "name": "Income",
            "value": 416.67,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "88884a8f-b22d-4520-b97b-025b7cb10f94",
            "name": "Other Income",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      },
      "cashPayments": {
        "accountId": "cashPayments",
        "name": "Cash Payments",
        "value": 91.67,
        "items": [
          {
            "accountId": "33331cbf-ea06-4d6e-9538-a8457fa66011",
            "name": "Cost of Sales",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "6666e297-59d6-4bd5-9353-478ee9b39685",
            "name": "Expenses",
            "value": 91.67,
            "items": null
          },
          {
            "accountId": "555501e8-8dbc-4390-ac99-3b0fff54a89f",
            "name": "Other Expenses",
            "value": 0.0,
            "items": null
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    
  "reportBasis": "Cash",
  "reportInput": "Direct",
  "currency": "GBP"
}

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