Question: i do not know how to find the beginning balance...
I do not know how to find the beginning balance for the 3rd or 4th quarter.. i keep getting it wrong. Also how do I find interest for the 2nd quarter (blank spot where it is supposed to be).
Garden Depot is a retailer that is preparing its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Management has prepared the following summary of its budgeted cash flows:
|1st Quarter||2nd Quarter||3rd Quarter||4th Quarter|
|Total cash receipts||$||230,000||$||380,000||$||260,000||$||280,000|
|Total cash disbursements||$||295,000||$||265,000||$||255,000||$||275,000|
The company’s beginning cash balance for the upcoming fiscal year will be $30,000. The company requires a minimum cash balance of $10,000 and may borrow any amount needed from a local bank at a quarterly interest rate of 3%. The company may borrow any amount at the beginning of any quarter and may repay its loans, or any part of its loans, at the end of any quarter. Interest payments are due on any principal at the time it is repaid. For simplicity, assume that interest is not compounded.
Prepare the company’s cash budget for the upcoming fiscal year. (Repayments, and interest, should be indicated by a minus sign.)