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The controller of Dash Shoes Inc. instructs you to prepare a monthly cash budget for the next three months. You are presented with the following budget information:

June July August
Sales 120,000 150,000 200,000
Manufacturing costs 50,000 65,000 72,000
Selling & admin exp 35,000 40,000 45,000
Capital expenditures 48,000

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Prepare a monthly cash budget and supporting schedules for June, July, and August 2010.
2. On the basis of the cash budget prepared in part (1), what recommendation should be made to the controller?

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You don't give me the traditional information about when the sales are collected and ...

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You don't give me the traditional information about when the sales are collected and the expenses paid (the "stagger") so I will assume that all the cash receipts and payments are made in the same month as shown. See report in excel, attached, with ideas for the controller based on the $48,000 paid in June or July (can't tell from this which it is).

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The controller of Dash Shoes Inc. instructs you to prepare a monthly cash budget for the next three months. You are presented with the following budget information:

Sales for June-$141,000, July-$169,000, and August-$227,000
Manufacturing costs for June-59,000, July-73,000, and August -82,000
Selling and administrative expenses for June- 41,000, July-46,000, and Aug-50,000
Capital expenditures are zero in June and July and 54,000 in August.

The company expects to sell about 10% of its merchandise for cash. Of sales on account, 60% 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 $8,000 of the estimated monthly manufacturing costs. The annual insurance premium is paid in February, and the annual property taxes are paid in November. Of the remainder of the manufacturing costs, 80% are expected to be paid in the month in which they are incurred and the balance in the following month.

Current assets as of June 1 include cash of $54,000, marketable securities of $76,000, and accounts receivable of $168,200 ($123,000 from May sales and $45,200 from April sales). Sales on account in April and May were $113,000 and $123,000, respectively. Current liabilities as of June 1 include a $71,000, 12%, 90-day note payable due August 20 and $8,000 of accounts payable incurred in May for manufacturing costs.

All selling and administrative expenses are paid in cash in the period they are incurred. It is expected that $4,200 in dividends will be received in June. An estimated income tax payment of $20,000 will be made in July. Dash Shoes' regular quarterly dividend of $8,000 is expected to be declared in July and paid in August. Management desires to maintain a minimum cash balance of $42,000.

1. What are the estimated cash payments for manufacturing costs in June, July, and August?

2. On the basis of the cash budget prepared in part one, What recommendation should be made to the controller?

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