Discuss specific budgetary items that raise concern in the budget planning

Introduction:

In this task, you will use the attached Competition Bikes Inc. Storyline to review various budgets and budget planning for the company and provide your analysis and recommendations.

Task:

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A. Prepare a summary report in which you do the following:

1. Discuss specific budgetary items that raise concern in the budget planning (Spreadsheet Tab: Task 2_Budgets_and_Proformas).

2. Evaluate the flexible budget and its variances (Spreadsheet Tab: Task_2_Budget_Variances).

a. Recommend corrective actions for areas of concern based on a variance analysis.

b. Discuss how the concept of management by exception could be applied to the variances.

B. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section.

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