Cash budget

A plan for the cash coming into and going out of a business. Based on the sale forecast,  the timing and amounts of  cash receipts. Based on forecast of resources necessary to  meet the sale forecast, management budgets the cash disbursements. This process identifies period of excess cash or insufficient cash and allows management to budget for the short-term investing of idle cash or for short-term financing. Generally a cash budget is part of a master budget.


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