Budgets translate an organization's strategic plans into actionable goals for respective departments. The cash budget and operating budgets, in particular, help departments plan the allocation and use of organization's financial resources. A budgeted income statement, which is the final operating budget to prepare, represents an organization's expected profitability if activities are carried out as planned in operating budgets. A cash budget is prepared to ensure availability of adequate cash to pay for expenses incurred during budgeted period. This course explores how some of the key operating budgets are prepared. In particular, it examines operating budgets that deal with production and cost of goods produced; and sales, administrative, and general expenses. It also explains how various figures for a budgeted income statement are calculated. Finally, it discusses various components of a cash budget.
Finance and nonfinance professionals, functional managers, executives, and all individuals involved directly or indirectly with budgetary planning and an organization's control process