Budgeting and Forecasting

# How do you calculate budget variance?

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This years' sales plus last years' sales divided by 2

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## Related Questions    Material Variance Cost Calculations: Standard (Budget) Price - Actual Price = Price Variance [Std (Budget) Price - Actual Price] / Std Price = Percent (%) Variance A budget "variance" is the difference between planned and actual performance.   There are 7 variances associated with a budget ( which are generally calculated for controlling purposes) 1- Material Price variance 2- Material Quantity variance 3- Labor rate variance 4- Labor efficiency variance 5- Spending variance 6- Efficiency variance 7- Capacity variance Square the standard deviation and you will have the variance.   If the budgeted amount is 0 and the actual amount is \$300, what is the variance percentage? There only needs to be one data point to calculate variance. A variance is the difference between the projected budget and the actual performance for a particular account. A negative variance means that the budgeted amount was greater than the actual amount spent. A positive variance means that the budgeted amount was less than the actual amount spent. Note there is some debate over whether a negative variance means an underrun or an overrun. The Project Management Institute, however, endorses the accepted convention that a negative variance is a bad thing, and a positive variance a good thing. The standard deviation is the square root of the variance. So, if variance = 03 = 3 the std dev = sqrt(3) = 1.732 first of all, you should run into the camera with your eyes. Variance analysis shows the deviation of an organization's financial performance from the set standard in the budget. An organization will promptly address the deviations. Monitoring income statements is a way that people can monitor variance between actual performance and budget. Managers can be assigned to look over income statements for clients. You use the VAR function. You list your values in it to get the variance, like this: =VAR( 5, 11, 45, 17 ) Using a Budget to Evaluate PerformanceSo, what happens when the period's over? At period end, it's time to determine whether we fell in line with our planned expenditures. That's when a flexible budget is used. A flexible budget is a budget with figures that are based on actual output. It's then compared to a company's static budget to get variances (differences) between what level of spending was expected and what actually occurred.With a flexible budget, budgeted dollar values (i.e. costs or selling prices) are multiplied by actual units to determine what particular number will be given to a level of output or sales. This yields the total variable costs involved in production. The second component of the flexible budget is the fixed cost. Typically, the fixed cost does not differ between the static and flexible budgets.There are tons of variances that can arise in the static budgeting system. The two most basic variances are the flexible budget variance and sales-volume variance. The flexible budget variance compares the flexible budget to actual results to determine the effects that prices or costs have had on operations. The sales volume variance compares the flexible budget to the static budget to determine the effect that a company's level of activity had on its operations. From these two budgets, a company can develop individual flexible and static budgets for any element of its operations. For example, the static budget variance is the difference between the static budget and the company's actual results. The variances are always classified as either favorable or unfavorable.If sales volume variance is unfavorable (flexible budget is less than static budget), the company's sales (or production with a production volume variance) will turn out to be less than anticipated. If, however, the flexible budget variance was unfavorable (the variance effects eventual cash flows negatively) this would be a result of price or cost. By knowing where the company is falling short or exceeding the mark, managers can do a better job of evaluating the company's performance and use the information to make changes to fu Fixed overhead budgeted variance is the difference between estimated budgeted cost and actual fixed overhead cost of production.  First we need to calculate within and between family variance components for half sib families. Additive variance is equal to 4 time the additive variance and Dominance variance equal to within family variance - (3/4) additive variance. Incurring higher fixed costs than were planned for in the budget can cause adverse overhead capacity variance. Other caused can include planning errors, inefficient management of fixed overheads, and business expansion that was not added to the budget. You need to use the variance and covariance functions in Excel 1. Calculate the covariance of the stock returns with respect to an index 2. Calculate the variance of the index 3. Divide the first number by the second. See the related link for a spreadsheet

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