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    Revenue to budget variance analysis

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    I am having a little trouble understanding this concept of Revenue Variance Analysis.

    Determine the revenue variance from Arcadia Hospital's 2005 budget.

    Address the following: Is the variance positive or negative? Which is desirable, a positive or negative variance? Why? What do you think are some of the possible causes for this variance? How would you adjust Arcadia Hospital's 2006 budget in light of your variance analysis?

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    When analyzing financial statement variance, you will want to gather a bit of information. It helps to calculate budgeted line items against total % of budget. This will help you determine whether their is a spending problem ...

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    This paper and attached spreadsheet discusses how to analyse a financial statement to budget variance and what the variances mean.