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Cash flow help

Cash flow help

Ello.

Use Excel 2007 etc for preparing forecasts. Can anyone please suggest a formulae for payment of debtors/creditors over percentage profile eg, 30% one month, 50% two months, 20% three months. I'm sure you get the drift, so if you change the percentage, the cash flow amends.

I currently use long, tedious fixed cell references and -, but i'm sure there is a quicker way.

Thanks in anticipation.

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By stevie
14th Jul 2010 13:47

Put Percentages in their own cells

Are you creating a formula that refers to a separate cell for the allocation percentage? You can then just change the percentages to change the profile of receipts/payments.

So instead of formula being, say, B2*20% it would be, say, B2*A3 where A3 holds the value 20%.

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14th Jul 2010 14:01

Drop-down box?

Not much detail in question, but you could use a drop-down box to select either 1,2,3 months or the choice of percentage.

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14th Jul 2010 14:57

Spreadsheet formulae

Thanks for these suggestions. I do use formulae already that includes the cell with the percentage as a $ fixed cell reference, but the formulae is still too long.

 

Not sure what drop down boxes are if you could please explain further?

 

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14th Jul 2010 14:57

Spreadsheet formulae

Thanks for these suggestions. I do use formulae already that includes the cell with the percentage as a $ fixed cell reference, but the formulae is still too long.

 

Not sure what drop down boxes are if you could please explain further?

 

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14th Jul 2010 15:11

What else is in the formula?

Could you paste in an example?  With a key to what data is in which cell reference?  If your percentages are OK then what else is in there to make it so long?

 

Cheers

Pat

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14th Jul 2010 16:29

Excel help re formulae

Opening debtors   200000          Payments    Payment profile (%)24> 1 m   18> 2 m   34> 3 m   24> 4 m   100            

 

Hi all again. This is the payment profile I use, where I can change the percentages and alter the cash flow. My formula uses something like =-I50*$C$310%-J50*$C$309%-K50*$C$308%-L50*$C$307%, where the $ relates to the fixed cell reference where the percentage totals lie. I just wondered if there was a quicker way.

Also please

Using the payment profile above and with opening debtors of £ 200,000 for example, how do you calculate an aged opening balance for £ 200,000? I know it's possible, it's just my failing years and needs more knowledge than I possess at the mo!

 

Thanks again.

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By stevie
14th Jul 2010 20:37

Use a Table?

I just use a table with month and turnover across the top (columns) and phasing/% down the side (rows). Then each cell is just a simple calculation of % x Turnover. When you have set up the initial formulae [correctly] you can copy them across to adjacent cells.  

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