DISCRETIONARY FIXED COST normally has a budgetary life of under one year, i.e. the cost arises from annual budgetary decisions by management in specific fixed cost areas, e.g. R&D or Marketing.
In the company's financial reporting documents this category may contain several line items, e.g. R&D, Sales & Marketing, and General & Administrative. You must ensure that all Overhead Expense line items are contained and accounted for within this category. Where there in no matching category, enter those amounts on a cumulative basis into the General & Administrative category. Enter all amounts in 1,000's.
LOCKBOX is 1. a fireproof metal strongbox (usually in a bank) for storing valuables e.g., a safety deposit box; and, 2. a service offered by banks to companies in which the company receives payments by mail to a post office box and the bank picks up the payments several times a day, deposits them into the companys account, and notifies the company of the deposit. This enables the company to put the money to work as soon as its received, but the amounts must be large in order for the value obtained to exceed the cost of the service.
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