Individual Case Study 2 Master Budget, Cash Budget and Budgeted Income Statement

After two years study at UCW, you finally graduate and start a job as Junior accountant at All About The Beard Inc.(AATB). Your manager is responsible for the national distribution of men grooming sets. Because of the new fashion style among current generation, the company has grown rapidly, and the prompt growth forces the management team to improve their efficiency and manage their production effectively.

You have just been given responsibility for all planning and budgeting of the entire men grooming set division. Today is your first day, you have just given an assignment to prepare master budget for the manager, who needs to present the budget and discuss the financial objectives with the shareholders tomorrow. During your job interview, you clearly stated that you gained managerial accounting knowledge and hand on experience during your MBA study.

Your first assignment is to prepare a master budget for the next fiscal year, starting October 1, 2020. The office manager brought a pile of files on your desk including the past sale records, product information, manufacture schedule and supplier pricing list. Now, you realized that you should have pay more attention during the lecture rather than checking your social media page. Now, you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, you remember that you still kept a copy spreadsheet of the master budget template in your computer from the accounting course during your MBA study.

Note: The company desires a minimum ending cash balance each quarter on $35,000. The beard grooming products are sold to retailers for $20 each and the sales have been stagnant due to the Covid-19. However, the marketing department has been positive toward the end of the year due to season change and upcoming holiday. The marketing department has just sent you their forecasted quarter sales and marketing budget.

Quarter2020 Q42021 Q12021 Q22021 Q32021 Q42022 Q1
Sales in Unit30,00035,00040,000650006800070,000
Marketing Expenses$35,000$20,000$20,000$45,000$45,000$45,000

The increased sales volume before and during June and January is due to Father’s Day and holidays with AATB being a favorite. Ending finished goods inventories are supposed to be equal to 20% of the next quarter’s sales in units. AATB currently does its own assembly production in house. Each unit consists of 3 shaves and the cost of each is $1.50. Each unit needs 0.10 labour hour from assemble to finish package. The hourly pay rate to the assembling workers is $15 per hour. The production manager also required desired direct material ending inventory to 30% of the next quarter production.

Purchases are paid for in the following manner: 50% in the quarter of the purchase and the remaining 50% paid in the quarter following the purchase. All sales to the distributors are made on credit terms with no discount (for now), and payable within 15 days. The AATB has determined that only 50% of sales are collected by the end of the quarter in which the sale occurred. An additional 30% is collected in the quarter following the sale, and the remaining 20% is collected in the second quarter following the sale. Bad debts have been negligible, supporting the credit terms as favorable.

Below is a display of the AATB division monthly manufacture overhead and selling and administrative expenses:

Manufacture Overhead Variable:

Indirect labour $0.5 per labour hour

Indirect Materials $0.2 per labour hour


Wages and Salaries $2,000 per month

Utilities $1,500 per month

Insurance $2,000 per month

Depreciation $2,000 per month

Selling and Administrative

Variable: Sales Commissions $1 per unit

Fixed (Monthly) : Wages and Salaries $22,000

Utilities $6,000

Insurance $1,200

Depreciation $1,500

Miscellaneous $3,000

Labour, Manufacture Overhead, and Selling and Administrative expenses are all paid during the month, in cash, with the exception of depreciation (of course). AATB will make a purchase of a parcel of land during the first quarter of 2021 for $22,500 cash. AATB contributes to the corporate dividend at a rate of $12,000 each quarter, payable in the first month of the following quarter. AATB’s balance sheet at the end of the third quarter is shown below:

Assets Cash $14,000

Accounts receivable ($48,000 sales in Q2 and $152,000 in Q3 this year ) $200,000


Accounts payable $85,700

An agreement with Bank of the West allows AATB to borrow in increments of $1,000 at the beginning of each month, up to a total loan amount of $550,000. The interest rate on these loans is 12% annually (pretty high considering market rates) but the interest is not compounded, meaning this is simple interest only.


Prepare a master budget for twelve months from Oct, 2020 to Oct, 2021. Include the following budget schedules and financial statements: 1) Master Budget 2) Cash Budget. Show the cash budget by month and in total.

3) Budgeted Income statement

Hi All, Here are questions you have asked please my answer before.  

1. We could not see any assignment-2 drop box  in the UCW portal can u please update the assignment-2 drop box.

Submit online and submission link will be set up.

2. Do we need to do analysis quarterly or monthly?


3. The due date for 22nd September 2020 midnight or before the class?


4. if some of the calculations will be wrong in assignment 2, will you deduct marks for those or giving whole 0?


5. The assignment requirement is to prepare budgets on a quarterly basis including cash budget as you mentioned in class  Quarterly 

6. AATB’s balance sheet at the end of the first quarter is shown below- Should this be the opening balance 

be equal to 20% of the next quarter’s sales in units

7. Ending finished goods inventories are supposed to be equal to 20% of the next month’s sales in units- Should this be 20% of next quarter’s sales in units 


8. AATB will make a purchase of a parcel of land during the quarter of 2021 for $22,500 cash- Which quarter

The first Quarter

9. 5. The company desires a minimum ending cash balance each month on $35,000. – is it $35,000 minimum balance as at every quarter ending date

Each Quarter 

10. 6. AATB should only borrow money if the minimum cash budget is not maintained


11. Are we to assume no income tax since no figure is given

Not tax for this question and try to keep it simple

12. I need to know how to calculate ending desired material for the last quarter.

This is a question I would give answers as I mention in class.  You should know if you pay attention during the lecture.

13. In the question, below sales commissions, it is mentioned monthly. Is it includes all like insurance, depriciation or not ? and we have to convert into quarterly ?

Yes There are some errors and I have corrected in the updated version. All the best,