stylish and practical furniture


Comfort Furniture Pty Ltd manufactures and distributes stylish and practical furniture for hospitality industry in Australia. The company’s balance sheet at December 31, 2016 is shown below:

Comfort Furniture Balance Sheet December 31, 2016

Current assets
Cash 7500
Account receivable 73500
Finished goods inventory(1500 units) 24000
Property, plants and equipment 105000
Equipment 40000
Less: Accumulated depreciation 10000 30000
Total Assets 135000
Notes payable 25000
Accounts payable 45000
Total liabilities 70000
Stockholders’ Equity
Common stock 40000
Retained earnings 25000
Total stockholders’ equity 65000
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity 135000

Budgeted data for the year 2017 includes the following:                                                                                      

Quarter 4 Total
Sales budget (8000 units at $32) 76800 256000
Direct materials used 17000 62500
Direct labour 12500 50900
Manufacturing overhead applied 10000 48600
Selling and administrative expenses 18000 75000

Additional Information:

To meet sales requirements and to have 2,500 units of finished goods on hand at December 31, 2017, the production budget shows 9,000 required units of output. The total unit cost of production is expected to be $18. The company uses the first-in, first

out (FIFO) inventory costing method. Interest expense is expected to be $3,500 for the year. Income taxes are expected to be 40% of income before income taxes, in 2017, the company expects to declare and pay $8,000 cash dividends.

The company’s cash budget shows and expected cash balance of $5,880 at December 31, 2017. All sales and purchases are on account. It is expected that 60% of quarterly sales are collected in cash within the quarter and the remainder is collected in the following quarter. Direct materials purchased from suppliers and paid 50% in the quarter incurred and the remainder in the following quarter. Purchases in the fourth quarter were the same as the materials used. In 2017, the company expects to purchase additional equipment costing $9,000. $4,000 of depreciation expense on equipment is included in the budget data and split equally between manufacturing overhead and selling and administrative expenses.

The company expects to pay $8,000 on the outstanding notes payable balance plus all interest due and payable to December 31 (included in interest expense $3,500, above). Accounts payable at December 31, 2017, includes amounts due suppliers (see above) plus other accounts payable of $7,200. Unpaid income taxes at December 31 will be $5,000.


Prepare the following for 2017:

1) Budgeted statement of cost of goods sold (15 marks)

2) Budgeted multiple-step income statement (25 marks)

3) Retained earnings statement for 2017 (15 marks)

4) Budgeted classified balance sheet at December 31,2017 (25 marks)

5) Proof of budgeted cash balance at December 31, 2017 (20 marks)

Note: Do Not provide any additional budgets in your answer. Only submit the answers for above five requirements.


a) Discuss all the primary benefits of budgeting to the CEO of Comfort Furniture Pty Ltd. Provide detailed information.

b) How may a Comfort Furniture’s budget report for the second quarter differ from the first quarter. Provide detailed explanation.

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