Cash Basis Accounting

Cash basis accounting has many advantages for your business. We work to keep your revenues and expenses clear, tracking with the cash method if you so choose.


At KPMG Spark, we strive to complete bookkeeping in the best way for your business. This means we offer cash basis accounting to complete your books. We record your expenses and revenues as they occur. No more hassle with manual tracking. We offer the cash method of accounting in real time, recording transactions as they clear your financial accounts.

We work to keep your revenues and expenses clear, tracking using the cash method of accounting for tax purposes if you so choose. Cash basis accounting has many advantages for your business, and we are thrilled to manage your books while your business grows.

Cash basis gives you the necessary cash flow information needed to make smart financial decisions for your business.

Benefits to SMBs

Cash basis accounting with KPMG Spark allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to see their cash flow at all times, simply and easily.

Cash flow

Cash basis accounting generally recognizes revenue as it is received and expenses when the money is spent. This means your cash flow statement shows exactly what financial resources are available at that time.


As your bank accounts are linked with KPMG Spark, cash basis easily tracks money as it is spent and received. No need to worry about hidden expenses not tracking properly.

Real-time knowledge

As money is tracked when the expense or deposit takes place, you always know how much is available to you, and when. No more waiting for accounts to reconcile at the end of the month. We give you an accurate picture of your finances as they happen.

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This article is not intended to address or provide advice concerning the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity and does not constitute an endorsement of any entity or its products or services.

The following information is not intended to be “written advice concerning one or more Federal tax matters” subject to the requirements of section 10.37(a)(2) of Treasury Department Circular 230. The information contained herein is of a general nature and based on authorities that are subject to change. Applicability of the information to specific situations should be determined through consultation with your tax adviser.

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Cash Basis FAQs

What is cash accounting?

Cash accounting is defined as revenue that is reported only after cash is received. Expenses are recorded after cash is paid out. Accounting on a cash basis with KPMG Spark means your accounts are up-to-date in real time.

What is a cash disbursement journal?

A record of a company’s accounts, itemized by financial expenditures made with cash, is a cash disbursement journal. This is done before payments are made available on the general ledger, and aids in creating the ledger.

Who uses cash basis accounting?

Because of the simplicity, many small businesses prefer to use the cash method of accounting, as well as a large portion of KPMG Spark clients.

What is the difference between cash and accrual accounting?

Cash basis accounting records financial transactions at the moment they enter or exit your account. Payments to you are not recorded until the cash has been received, and deductions are not recorded until the money leaves your account. Accrual accounting records transactions immediately, regardless of if the cash has moved.

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