Types of Cash Accounts for Your Business
Part of the Cash Flow For Dummies Cheat Sheet
General operating account: Used for processing the large majority of a business’s normal and customary transactions, such as paying vendors and receiving customer payments.
Payroll account: A separate bank account for processing payroll activity. A payroll account is funded with just enough to cover the next payroll.
Investment account: Various names apply for this type of bank account, including savings, money market, interest bearing, and others. The basic idea is that when a company has excess cash balances, the cash is parked in an account that can generate interest or other investment earnings.
Restricted cash accounts: A restricted cash account can be any one of a number of different unique bank accounts that hold a cash balance for a particular use. For example, it could be a trust account set up to segregate cash that can be used only for a very specific purpose.