# The company has just hired a new marketing manager who insists that unit sales can be...

## Question:

The company has just hired a new marketing manager who insists that unit sales can be dramatically increased by dropping the selling price from $8 to$7. The marketing manager would like to use the following projections in the budget:

Data Year 2 Quarter Year 3 Quarter
1 2 3 4 1 2
Budgeted unit sales 50,000 70,000 120,000 65,000 85,000 90,000

 Selling price per unit $7 per unit Accounts receivable beginning balance$65,000 Sales collected in the quarter sales are made 75% Sales collected in the quarter after sales are made 25% Desired ending finished goods inventory is 30% of the budgeted unit sale of the next quarter Finished goods inventory, beginning 12,000 units Raw materials required to produce one unit 5 pounds Desired ending inventory of raw materials is 10% of the next quarter's production needs Raw materials inventory, beginning 23,000 pounds Raw materials costs $0.80per pound Raw materials purchases are paid 60% in the quarter the purchases are made and 40% in the quarter following purchase Accounts payable for raw materials beginning balance$81,500

a. What are the total expected cash collections for the year under this revised budget?
b. What is the total required production for the year under this revised budget?
c. What is the total cost of raw materials to be purchased for the year under this revised budget?
d. What are the total expected cash disbursements for raw materials for the year under this new revised budget?

## Budgeting

Estimated sales volume is the usual starting point of budgeting. Sales become the basis of purchases, inventories, and production. The estimation of the sales volume must be a reasonable and the result must be attainable for the budget to be useful to the organization.

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#### Question (a.)

The total expected cash collections for the year under this revised budget equal \$2,086,250.

We need to establish the amount of...