Restricted cash and cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows for not-for-profits
Hot Topic highlights the implications of ASU 2016-18 for NFPs. The revisions change the presentation of restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows.
- All entities, including NFPs, that have restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents and are required to present a statement of cash flows.
The amendments are currently effective for all entities. As a reminder, the effective dates for NFPs are as follows:
- Amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents are required to be included in the total cash and cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows.
- If cash and cash equivalents are presented in more than one line item on the balance sheet, the amounts and corresponding line items must be disclosed and reconciled to the total cash and cash equivalents shown in the statement of cash flows, either on the face of the statement of cash flows or in the notes to the financial statements.
- NFPs will need to separately evaluate cash and cash equivalents on adoption of the ASU.
- All cash is included in the total cash and cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows irrespective of its classification on the balance sheet and irrespective of its restrictions.
- NFPs may establish a policy or be required to exclude certain short-term, highly liquid investments that would otherwise meet the definition of cash equivalents from the cash equivalents line item in both the balance sheet and statement of cash flows.
- Key impacts
- Identifying restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents
- Applying the amendments
- Effective date
Handbook: Statement of cash flows
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