ACCT 116 Budget Assignment – 50 Points


Kline Sisters Company operates a gift shop where peak sales and activity occur in the months of December and January. Data regarding the store’s operations follow:

  • Sales are budgeted at $360,000 for January, 320,000 for February, and $250,000 for March and $240,000 in April.
  • Collections are expected to be 30% in the month of sale, 65% in the month following the sale, 3% in the second month following sale and 2% uncollectible.
  • The cost of goods sold is 76% of sales.
  • The company desires ending merchandise inventory to equal 13% of the following month’s cost of goods sold. Payment for merchandise is made 50% in the month of purchase and 50% in the month following the purchase.
  • Monthly operating expenses to be paid in cash are $12,000.
  • Equipment purchases of $40,000 in February and $30,000 in March were paid in cash.
  • Monthly depreciation is $15,000.
  • Dividends of $40,000 were declared and paid in January.
  • Any borrowings must be in $1,000 increments at 12% annual interest. Assume interest accrues at the beginning of the month and is paid at the end of the month.
  • The company must maintain a minimum cash balance of $30,000.
  • Ignore income taxes.
  • All accounts receivable from December 31 will be collected in January and all accounts payable at December 31 will be paid in January.
  • The balance sheet as of December 31st:

Kline Sisters Company

Balance Sheet





Net Accounts Receivable


Merchandise Inventory


Property Plant and Equipment


Less: accumulated depreciation



Total Assets


Liabilities & Stockholder’s Equity

Accounts Payable


Common Stock


Retained Earnings


Total liabilities and stockholder’s equity


Prepare the following budgets for each month January, February, March and Total for the quarter in good form in excel with proper use of formulas and formatting:

a. Prepare a Schedule of Expected Cash Collections

b. Prepare a Merchandise Purchases Budget and a Schedule of Expected Cash Disbursements

What is the budgeted accounts payable at March 31st ?How much does the company need to borrow for the quarter? How much can the company repay for the quarter?

d. Prepare a Budgeted Income Statement

Extra credit – 5 points – Prepare a Budgeted Balance Sheet – it must balance!

5 points – Prepare a letter to the CEO identifying three items of interest on the budget and provide recommendations

Please highlight your answers.

Formatting is as important as the correct answer for this project. Your spreadsheet should be in good form, presented and printed clearly, and labeled appropriately. Your print out should be in report format and clearly presented. Each budget should not span more than one page, i.e. pay attention to what prints out on each page.

In addition to your spreadsheet, you MUST print out your spreadsheet formulas. Use “control ~” to toggle over to view the formulas and then print again. Projects submitted without formulas will only receive half credit.

Check figures:

cash collections at end of quarter = $814,800

Deficiency in cash at the end of the quarter = $(99,206)

You will need to borrow and repay during the quarter.

(Note that due to varying assumptions made in the budgeting process, your numbers may be slightly different than mine. If your balance sheet balances, then your budget works.)