Thursday, 13 April 2017

Revenue Expenditure Budgets

Revenue expenditure includes cost of sales (direct cost or variable cost) and overhead cost (indirect cost).

The cost of sales will consist of direct wages, items bought for resale, raw materials and others.

The Sales, Finance, and Administration Departments will make up the overhead budget.

In practice, this overhead budget is likely to be divided into three, with a different manager responsible for each section.

As with all the other budgets, each manager should submit a detailed budget for the section for which he or she is responsible.

As with the other budgets (e.g. sales budget), top management should give initial guidance on expected performance and policy assumptions.

For example, a manager might be told to assume a company-wide average pay rise of 5% on 1 January.

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