Assignment: Looking Ahead: Application Assignment Net Revenue and Budgeting
No one can predict the future, but accountants and financial managers must try and do exactly that! By examining net revenue, costs, and cash flow, you can get a clearer picture of what to expect in your organization’s (or one with which you are familiar) fiscal future. Using these metrics to look forward will enable you to more effectively plan budgets that accomplish organizational goals. When developing a budget, what variables do you have to take into account? In health care organizations, two of the largest groups of factors that you must consider are first, volume, and second, staffing and supply. The number of patients and tests performed each day, as well as employees and their pay rates are all crucial pieces of information when determining a budget. In this Assignment, you address five scenarios: net revenue, fixed and variable costs, cash flow, volume budget, and staffing and supplies budget. Note: For those Assignments in this course that require you to perform calculations you must: •Use the Excel spreadsheet template for the Week 5 assignment.