is the critical path of cash coming in and cash going out during a specific period of time. Preparing a monthly or quarterly cash flow forecast provides the opportunity to show dollar figures, representing revenues and expenses, in the period the organization expects to collect and spend the cash over the course of a project.
is a month-by-month projection of all expected cash receipts and cash expenditures for a company. The difference between expected cash receipts and expected cash expenditures is referred to as Net Cash Flow. Managers prepare a cash flow forecast to anticipate cash balances in the future.
A fundamental financial-management tool for planning cash needs and ensuring adequate liquidity. Projections based on analysis of past operating experience, payment of obligations, and collection of receivables.