In a business, the budgeting for operations will include the following:
- preparing estimates of future sales
- preparing estimates of future cash collections and disbursements
- preparing estimates of the future day-to-day activities of the organization
- summarizing these estimates into an income statement and balance sheet
The budgeted income statement and balance sheet are also known as pro-forma financial statements. Once prepared and approved, the budgeted income statement and balance sheet are used to control the future activities of the business.
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