Dr. Stephanie White, the Chief Administrator of
Uptown Clinic, a community mental health agency, is concerned about the
dilemma of coping with reduced budgets next year and into the
foreseeable future but increasing demand for services. To plan for
reduced budgets, she must first identify where costs can be cut or
reduced and still keep the agency functioning. Below are some data from
the past year.
Advertising and promotion
Accounting and billing
Community Mental Health Services
Salaries (two social workers)
Outpatient mental health treatment
Two Social Workers
In an Excel spreadsheet:
Provide a dollar range of costs to reduce budgets (worst and best case analysis).
She needs to cut $94,000 in cost. Prioritize those
cuts that can be made without impacting the operation or quality care of
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In addition to the Excel spreadsheet required to
support your responses, you must prepare an APA formatted paper that
will address the following:
Describe how managerial accounting is different from cost accounting.
Describe the lean production philosophy.
Compare and contrast accounting principles in lean production to those of typical production.
Describe how you would advise Dr. White to prepare for reduced budgets.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
BODY. The body of your paper begins on the page
following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be
careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type
face should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black
type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics except as required for APA
level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of
your paper for this assignment is 4-5 pages. In-body academic citations
to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of
academic sources is encouraged.
REFERENCE PAGE. References that align with your
in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The
references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hang
indention, italics, and upper and lower case usage as appropriate for
the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page is not a
bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations
used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding