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# Budget Inc: Internal Audit

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The management of Budget Inc. is conducting an internal audit and preparing the operating budget based on wages and salaries. They are requesting the following:

1. At what point does payroll reach the break- even point with the service calls (Volume)?

The accounting department provided you with the following information:
- Technician wages: \$24.00
- Manager's salary: \$57,000
- Initially, the contribution margin (CM) ratio is 38%

Wages where increased by 2%
Manager's salary was increased by 5%
How many more service calls (Volume) would be needed to remain at a break even point?

Unit Revenue was increased by \$5.-
Advertising expenses are increased by \$15,000
Service calls (Volume) is increased by 27%
What would the Operating Income be?

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The key to this problem is to solve for units and sales price ...

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The key to this problem is to solve for units and sales price per unit. After that, the three analyses are possible (and you can't do it without doing that first). Click in cells to see computations. Instructional marks are on the attached worksheet template.

\$2.19
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