Preparing a cash budget

Built-Tight is preparing its master budget for the quarter ended September 30. Budgeted

sales and cash payments for product costs for the quarter follow. (see attachment below)

Sales are 20% cash and 80% on credit. All credit sales are collected in the month

following the sale. The June 30 balance sheet includes balances of $15,000 in cash;

$45,000 in accounts receivable; $4,500 in accounts payable; and a $5,000 balance in

loans payable. A minimum cash balance of $15,000 is required. Loans are obtained at the

end of any month when a cash shortage occurs. Interest is 1% per month based on the

beginning-of-the-month loan balance and is paid at each month-end. If an excess balance

of cash exists, loans are repaid at the end of the month. Operating expenses are paid in

15 of the month incurred and consist of sales commissions (10% of sales), office salaries

($4,000 per month), and rent ($6,500 per month).

Prepare a cash budget for each of the months of July, August, and September. (Round

amounts to the dollar.)

Please explain your work in detail and provide in-text citations. Include the initial situation

and the initial assumptions in your answer. At least 5 references are required among

which one should be the textbook as the source of the data.

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