# Question: One day in March 2013 John Sutherland industrial commissioner for

One day in March 2013, John Sutherland, industrial commissioner for the city of South Elk, received a telephone call from Nick Faranda, president of Anderson Equipment Ltd., who wanted to see him as soon as possible. When Sutherland arrived at Faranda’s office, Faranda was sitting at his desk going over his current year’s cash budget. Faranda informed Sutherland that as a result of the revised credit restrictions adopted by his bank, he was being asked to prepare an estimate of his financial requirements for the balance of the calendar year. All major customers of the bank were asked to provide this information. Faranda also informed Sutherland that he was going to have a meeting with Joanne Armstrong, the lending officer responsible for handling the company’s account, and that he wanted to show her his financial requirements for the rest of the calendar year. Consequently, Faranda asked Sutherland to help prepare a budget forecast. On the basis of the information available, Faranda felt that it would not be necessary to borrow funds before July 2013. The budget would therefore be prepared for the period July 1, 2013, to January 31, 2014.
The marketing department provided the following sales forecast:
July .............................................. \$ 50,000
August .......................................... 100,000
September .................................... 500,000
October ........................................ 650,000
November .................................... 550,000
December .................................... 400,000
January ........................................ 200,000
Ten percent of sales are for cash, 40% of sales are collected after 30 days, and the remaining 50% after 60 days. Purchases, which are 80% of sales, are incurred in the month in which the sales are made. These goods are paid 30% in cash and 70% within 30 days. Distribution and administrative expenses are \$10,000 per month, plus 1% of monthly sales. Start-up costs in July are \$30,000. Income taxes for the entire operating period are paid in April and are 40% of the profit. The monthly depreciation is \$10,000. The company feels that it is necessary to maintain a minimum cash balance of \$25,000 during the selling season.
The cash balance on July 1 is \$75,000.

Prepare a monthly cash budget from July 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014.

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