• Full disclosure: The statement of cash flows

  • Jun 15 2021
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Podcast
  • Summary

  • Our Full disclosure podcast series brings you back to the basics on all things related to financial statement presentation and disclosure, from the top of the financial statements through the footnotes. 

    This week we focus on the statement of cash flows and the common classification matters. Suzanne Stephani from our National Office is back in the guest seat to share helpful insights and key reminders with our host, Heather Horn.

    Topics include:

    • 1:14 - The basics. Suzanne sets the stage for today’s discussion with a refresher on the types of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to include in the statement of cash flows, and the related disclosures.
    • 7:02 - General classification model. Suzanne reminds us of what the direct and indirect methods are and breaks down the three cash flow buckets on this statement: operating, investing, and financing activities. She also highlights what investors are focused on.  
    • 12:15 - Gross versus net. We discuss the requirements to present investing or financing inflows and outflows as gross, and what the specific criteria is for when a net presentation is permissible. 
    • 15:10 - Noncash investing and financing. Suzanne highlights the required disclosures for noncash activities and provides helpful examples. 
    • 19:11 - Common classification issues. We go through a lightning round of questions on common classification issues such as insurance claim proceeds, noncontrolling interest cash flows, repayment of debt that was issued at a discount, payment-in-kind notes, debt extinguishment costs, and structured payables.
    • 29:20 - Close out. Suzanne gives us her final remarks and reminds us of the upcoming PwC Q2 Quarterly accounting webcast on emerging issues. 

    Want to learn more? Read Chapter 6: Statement of cash flows of our Financial statement presentation guide.

    And listen to our podcasts:

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

    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.

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