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

The company expects to sell about 10% of its merchandise for cash. Of sales on ­account, 70% are expected to be collected in the month following the sale and the remainder the following month (second month following sale). Depreciation, insurance, and property tax expense represent $ 3,500 of the estimated monthly manufacturing costs. The annual insurance premium is paid in September, 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 May 1 include cash of $ 33,000, marketable securities of $ 40,000, and accounts receivable of $ 90,000 ($ 72,000 from April sales and $ 18,000 from March sales). Sales on account for March and April were $ 60,000 and $ 72,000, respectively. Current liabilities as of May 1 include $ 6,000 of accounts payable incurred in April for manufacturing costs. All selling and administrative expenses are paid in cash in the period they are incurred. An estimated income tax payment of $ 14,000 will be made in June. Sonoma’s regular quarterly dividend of $ 5,000 is expected to be declared in June and paid in July. Management desires to maintain a minimum cash balance of $ 30,000.

1. Prepare a monthly cash budget and supporting schedules for May, June, and July 2014.
2. On the basis of the cash budget prepared in part (1), what recommendation should be made to thecontroller?

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