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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883

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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Cash budget
The controller of Shoe Mart Inc. asks you to prepare a monthly cash budget for the next three months. You are presented with the following budget information:

The company expects to sell about 20% of its merchandise for cash. Of sales on account, 75% are expected to be; collected in full in the month following the sale and the remainder the following month. Depreciation, insurance, and property tax expense represent $40,000 of the estimated monthly manufacturing costs. The annual insurance premium is paid in June, and the annual property taxes are paid in October. Of the remainder of the manufacturing costs, 90% axe expected to be paid in the month in which they are incurred and the balance in the following month. All sales and administrative expenses are paid in the month incurred. Current assets as of January 1 include cash of $45,000, marketable securities of $65,000, and accounts receivable of $290,000 ($240,000 from December sales and $50,000 from Novembersales). Sales on account in November and December were $200,000 and $240,000, respectively. Current liabilities as of January 1 include a $50,000, 8%, 90-day note payable due March 20 and $18,000 of accounts payable incurred in December for manufacturing costs. All selling and administrative expenses are paid in cash in the period the)' are incurred. It is expected that $20,000 in dividends will be received in January. An estimated income tax payment of $15,000 will be made in February. Shoe Mart's regular quarterly dividend of $5,000 is expected to be declared in February and paid in March. Management desires to maintain a minimum cash balance of $35,000.

Instructions

On the basis of the cash budget prepared in part (1), what recommendation should be made to the controller?

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Cash Budget:

The cash budget is the budget in which the estimates are made on the basis cash receipts and payments. Compainies makes the cash budget to determine the inflow and outflow of cash.

On the basis of cash budget, recommendation should be made to the controller.

Explanation

The company's main focus is on collection of cash because it has direct impact on the cash balance available with the company. The credit policy should not be overlooked by company because here <

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