IAS 7, Statement Of Cash Flows? A Closer Look
The objective of IAS 7 is to require the presentation or provision of information about the historical changes in cash and cash equivalents of an enterprise by means of a statement of cash flows, which classifies cash flows during the period according to operating, investing, and financing activities. Information about the cash flows of an enterprise is useful in providing users of financial statements with a basis to assess the ability of the enterprise to generate cash and cash equivalents and the needs of the enterprise to utilize those cash flows. The economic decisions that are taken by users require an evaluation of the ability of an enterprise to generate cash and cash equivalents and the timing and certainty of their generation.