# For the current year, Packers Company decided to switch from the indirect method to the direct method for reporting cash flows from operating activities on the statement of cash flows. Will the change cause the amount of net cash flow from operating activities to lie larger, smaller, or the same compared to the indirect method being used? Explain.

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WARREN + 5 others
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ISBN: 9781337272094

### Accounting

27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 16, Problem 9DQ
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## For the current year, Packers Company decided to switch from the indirect method to the direct method for reporting cash flows from operating activities on the statement of cash flows. Will the change cause the amount of net cash flow from operating activities to lie larger, smaller, or the same compared to the indirect method being used? Explain.

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To determine

Statement of cash flows: It is one of the financial statement that shows the cash and cash equivalents of a company for a particular period. It determines the net changes in cash through reporting the sources and uses of cash due to the operating, investing, and financing activities of a company.

Direct method: This method uses the basis of cash for preparing the cash flows statement.

Cash flows from operating activities: These refer to the cash received or cash paid in day-to-day operating activities of a company.  In this direct method, cash flow from operating activities is computed by using all cash receipts and cash payments during the year.

Indirect method: Under this method, the following amounts are to be adjusted from the Net Incometo calculate the net cash provided from operating activities.

Cash flows from operating activities: These are the cash produced by the normal business operations.

To Determine: Effect of change in the method of statement of cash flows.

### Explanation of Solution

In the calculation of operating activities using both the method (direct and indirect method) will not show any effect (amount will not change) on the operating activities section of statement of cash flow...

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