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Working with Budgets




Assignment 1: Discussion?Working with Budgets;Budgets are the driving force behind all organizations. Whether a manufacturing organization, or a service organization such as a medical or public accounting firm, budgets are used not only for planning purposes but also for performance monitoring and evaluation of areas within an organization.;More than likely, you are often required to work with budgets within your organization. Using the module reading and the Argosy University online library resources, research budgets including multiple budgets.;Respond to the following;Describe in detail the budgets that you work with.;In your description, what was the objective of the budget i.e., to motivate employees or control costs? (A budget could have more than one objective.) Was the use of the budget successful in achieving the objective?;Based on the effectiveness of the budget, what recommendations would you suggest to improve the communication and/or utilization of the budget(s)?;Assume your organization has multiple budgets and you are to work with these. Explain how these budgets should be linked together.;By Saturday, December 13, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, December 17, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers? responses.;Write your initial response in 300?500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation;Do the following when responding to your peers;Read your peers? answers.;Provide substantive comments by;contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;building on the remarks or questions of others, or;sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences;Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.;Make sure your writing;is clear, concise, and organized;demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, and;displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.;Grading Criteria;Assignment Components Max Points;Initial response was;Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.;Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.;Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions. 16;Discussion Response and Participation;Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.;Offered points of view supported by research.;Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.;Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion. 16;Writing;Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.;Responses were error free.;Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited. 8;Total: 40


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