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What is cash on hand and how to use it?
What is cash on hand and how to use it?

See exactly how much cash your business has right now.

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Written by Ariel
Updated over a week ago

What is Cash on Hand?

Cash on Hand shows how much money your business currently has,

It is one of the metrics that is used to show your current status and as a starting point for your forecast on Cash Flow Frog.

How is it calculated?

Cash on Hand is the sum of the (reconciled) balances of your bank accounts.

Cash Flow Frog syncs this data from your accounting software every day to keep your forecast up to date.

Does it affect my forecast?

Cash on Hand reflects your cash situation right now, therefore it is also the starting point, from which your cash flow forecast starts.

Can I edit my Cash on Hand?

Yes, you can choose which bank accounts should be part of your cash flow.
You can always change this setting:

  1. click on Cash on Hand.

  2. Select to include or exclude each bank account.

All of the Cash on Hand settings can be edited on this page.

Please note that at least one bank account must be included, so you can't exclude all your bank accounts.

How to make sure my Cash on Hand is correct?

The only thing you should do is keep your bank accounts reconciled with your accounting software. Cash flow Frog regularly and automatically pulls data and keeps it up to date from your accounting software. So as long as your bank accounts are reconciled, your Cash on Hand should be perfectly fine.

How do my credit card balances affect my Cash on Hand?

By default, your credit cards' balances are not included in your Cash on Hand. This is the recommended setting.

Credit card balances are deducted from your bank account when you pay the statements. Only then, they indirectly affect your Cash on Hand.

You can select to include credit cards' balances in Cash on Hand and then every credit card charge will be deducted from your Cash On Hand immediately when it occurs as if it was a bank account, even if you haven't paid the statement yet. 

We recommend using the first (and default) option as it is easier to understand.

Never be surprised by a change in cash flow again

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