Disbursement of raw materials

Disbursement of raw materials consist of payments for purchases on account in prior periods plus any payments for purchases in the current budget period. Direct materials budget in our example includes such a schedule of expected cash disbursements. Ordinarily, companies do not immediately pay their suppliers. At Hampton Freeze Inc. the policy is to pay for 50% of purchases in the quarter in which the purchase is made and 50% in the following quarter, so while the company intends to purchase $47,400 worth of sugar in the first quarter, the company will only pay for half, $23,700, in the first quarter and the other half will be paid in the second quarter. The company will also pay $25,800 for sugar acquired in the previous quarter, but not yet paid for. This is the beginning balance in the accounts payable.