## Sensitivity Analysis

What is Sensitivity Analysis? – Definition Sensitivity analysis involves examining what happens to a budget when changes are made in the assumption on which it is based. It is also known as ‘what-if’ analysis, and can be carried out using a spreadsheet or with manual calculations. Manual calculations are easier if they focus only on …

## Time series analysis and seasonal variations

Time Series Analysis Definition When preparing a cash budget, or the forecasts on which it is based. there are some ‘statistical techniques that may help to arrive at valid estimates.  Time series analysis concerned with numerical ways that the past can be used to forecast the future. The term trend analysis also used to describe …

## Budgets for a manufacturing business

A manufacturing business is typically more complex than a business that just buys and sells, there is a wider range of budgets for a manufacturing business that may be used to build-up to the master budget and cash budget. The budgets will need to be based on the same set of assumptions about the way …

## How to prepare a cash budget for a new business

In this article, we are going to see how we can build up a cash budget using the receipts and payments account. We will start by looking at the cash budget for a new trading organisation, so that we can get a clear idea of the main principles. We will also see how the cash …

## Methods of preparing cash budget

The following are three methods of preparing cash budget: (i) Receipt and Payment Method (ii) Adjusted Project and Loss Method (iii) Balance Sheet Method Receipt and Payment Method Here cash is received from cash sales, receipt from debtors, sale of fixed assets and investments, issue of shares and debentures. Both capital and revenue receipts are …

## Cash Management

Why a business needs cash management? Cash is important Current Asset for running a business. Cash is always needed for running a business enterprise on scientific lines. A reasonable cash balance is always preferred it should not be less than the demand nor more than the reasonable demand. The lesser quantity of cash then legitimate …