STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Definition

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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS measures the flow of money in and out of a business. One of four financial statements found in the annual report, it categorizes a companys cash receipts and disbursements for a given fiscal year by three major activities: operations, investments and financing.

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DISCLOSURE NOTE see DISCLOSURE PRINCIPLE.

INDIRECT COST is that portion of cost that is indirectly expended in providing a product or service for sale (cannot be traced to a given cost object in an economically feasible manner) and is included in the calculation of COST OF GOODS SOLD, e.g. rent, utilities, equipment maintenance, etc. Opposite of direct cost.

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