You have just been hired as the management trainee by Cravat Sales Company, a nationwide distributor of a designer's silk ties. The company consists of an exclusive franchise on the distribution of the ties, and sales have grown so rapidly over the last few years that it has become essential to add new members to the management team. You have been given duty for all planning and budgeting. Your first assignment is to make a master budget for the next three months, starting April 1. You are anxious to prepare a favorable impression on the president and have assembled the information below.
The company wants a minimum ending cash balance each month of $10,000. The ties are sold to retailers for $8 each. Recent and forecasted sales in units are as shown below:
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Make a master budget for the three-month period ending June 30. Comprise the given detailed budgets:
a. A sales budget by month and in total.
b. A schedule of expected cash collections from sales, by month and in total.
c. A merchandise purchases budget in units and in dollars. Show the budget by month and in total.
d. A schedule of expected cash disbursements for merchandise purchases, by month and in total.
2. A cash budget. Illustrate the budget by month and in total.
3. A budgeted income statement for the three-month period ending June 30. Utilize the contribution approach.
4. A budgeted balance sheet as of June 30.