The result is that immediately on payment for bulk purchases from UK supplier, the company will be requiring more than the available OD facility of £25000. It appears from projected cash flows that after meeting payment for bulk purchases the company will be in position to manage its liquidity within the available line of credit.
It must be remembered that “by using cash flow forecast, an entrepreneur can predict and plain the cash flow of a business.”(Justin G. Longenecker, page 390)ii . While planning cash flows, one of the major issues over which managers should concentrate in resolving the liquidity problems are seeking an extended credit period from suppliers as the company is making bulk purchases. Second issue is to approach the bank to raise line of credit from the existing limit of £ 25000.Third issue that requires management’s concentration is to take advantage of the positive liquid position emerging from October 2010. The management must understand that cash flow forecast is “for internal purposes and is not subject to the rules we will lay for preparing profit and loss account and balance sheet.”(David Crowther, page 24)iii.
“Profits are the funds that are left at the end of the period when all sales are booked and expenses are tallied.” (Craig Cochran, page 22)iv. Cash represent liquidity available with the company and profits are the result of good performance of any business. “Any one who has compared income statements and bank statements knows that profit never makes its way to the bank account exactly the same amount that appeared on the income statement.”(Gene Siciliano, page 76)v. Profit calculation involve measurement of non- cash transactions in order to arrive at a reasonably good assessment of a business activities over an accounting period, particular when accrual basis of accountancy is in operation. Credit sales and credit purchases are considered for the purposes