A manager has many tools available to analyze the financial condition of the organization. The four most common tools are the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, and ratios. Each one tells a different story. These stories will be the focus of this week’s discussion question.
You are the financial manager for LazyRiver Regional Hospital. You have been asked by senior leadership to provide a primer to the newest managers on financial reporting tools. You will prepare a 5-slide, narrated presentation on the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. You want to discuss what each one contains and how we can use it to make financial decisions. For example, what does the balance sheet illustrate? What types of decisions would a manager make using it?