All accounting reports in BIG, except for the Cash Flow Report, work on an accrual basis. However,
it is also useful to be able to see your inflows and outflows of cash. Remember, you will
need a certain percentage of the bid price as cash-on-hand for each job you bid on. Also,
keep in mind that it does no good to have large amounts of cash-on-hand sitting around
because that money is not earning any return. To maximize your return on equity you want to
keep all your money invested in jobs except what you need to keep as liquid cash to meet the
bid price percentage requirements. There is no penalty for letting your cash-on-hand go
negative in BIG except that it may hinder your ability to bid on jobs.
To help you keep track of cash, the Cash Flow Report shows all inflows and
outflows of cash that occurred during a period.