How Cash Connects with Everything Else

Once you’ve learned to read the cash flow statement, you can simply take it the way it comes and inspect it for what it tells you about your company’s cash situation. Then you can figure out how you affect it—how you as an HR manager can understand the implications of the company’s cash situation and how you can help improve the business unit you support. We’ll spell out some of these opportunities in the following chapter.

But if you’re the type of person who enjoys a puzzle—who likes to understand the logic of what you’re looking at—then stick with us through this chapter. Because we will show you an interesting fact: you can calculate a cash flow statement just by looking at the income statement and ...

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