The controller of Swift Shoes Inc. instructs you to prepare a monthly cash budget for the next three months. You are presented with the following budget information:
Selling and administrative expenses
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The company expects to sell about 10% of its merchandise for cash. Of sales on account, 60% are expected to be collected in full in the month following the sale and the remainder the following month. Depreciation, insurance, and property tax expense represent $18,000 of the estimated monthly manufacturing costs. The annual insurance premium is paid in July, 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 April 1 include cash of $40,000, marketable securities of $65,000, and accounts receivable of $117,800 ($85,000 from March sales and $32,800 from February sales). Sales on account in February and March were $82,000 and $85,000, respectively. Current liabilities as of April 1 include a $50,000, 12%, 90-day note payable due June 20 and $29,000 of accounts payable incurred in March for manufacturing costs. All selling and administrative expenses are paid in cash in the period they are incurred. It is expected that $3,500 in dividends will be received in April. An estimated income tax payment of $34,000 will be made in May. Swift Shoesâ€™ regular quarterly dividend of $8,000 is expected to be declared in May and paid in June. Management desires to maintain a minimum cash balance of $35,000.
1. Prepare a monthly cash budget and supporting schedules for April, May, and June 2008.
2. On the basis of the cash budget prepared in part (1), what recommendation should be made to the controller?