What are the components of a good flux explanation?

The elements of a good flux explanation are:

  •       What changed
  •       Why it changed
  •       Quantify the elements of the change
  •       Written such that a 3rd party with accounting knowledge can understand the explanation

Fluxes are important because:

  •       They help identify and account for significant and/or unusual changes from the prior period
  •       They help ensure accounting and reporting data is complete and accurate
  •       They assist management in monitoring and analyzing financial information, including providing insight into future budgets
  •       They help detect errors and allow for corrective action to be taken, if necessary
  •       They are required by our auditors