Financing activities reported on the statement of cash flows (SCF) involve changes to the long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity (sections of the balance sheet), and short-term borrowings during the period shown in the heading of SCF.

Sources of cash provided by financing activities include the borrowing of money on a short-term basis and/or long-term notes basis from a bank or other lenders, issuance of bonds payable, issuance of common stock, issuance of preferred stock, sale of treasury stock, and other increases in long-term liabilities and stockholders' equity.

Uses of cash reported in the financing activities section of SCF include repayment of short-term loans and/or long-term loans, the retirement of bonds payable, the purchase of a company's own stock, the declaration and payment of dividends, and other decreases in long-term liabilities and stockholders' equity.