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It helps in checking whether Funds are used for Correct purpose


Suppose in Fund Flow Statement 

There is Long Term Surplus of 800, and Short Term Deficit of (800)

It means that Long term funds are used for Short Term Purpose



There is Long Term Deficit of (600), and Short Term Surplus of 600

It means that Short term funds are used for Long Term Purpose



Bank checks Fund Flow Statement while giving loans so that it can ensure that

If Bank OD/CC is given,it is used for short term purpose only (Debtors/Stock)


If Term Loan is given, it is used for long term purpose like purchasing fixed assets


Hence, it helps to determine there is no misuse of funds taken from bank.

  1. Accounts and Finance
  2. Step 6 Fund Flow and Cash Flow
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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 8 years. He provides courses for Practical Accounts, Taxation and Efiling at teachoo.com .