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Job order and process costing

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I need help with answering the following cost accounting questions. Could you please provide a words count of 200 for each questions.

2. Contrast the primary focus of job order cost accounting and of process cost accounting.

3. What are the similarities between a job order and a process cost system?

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2. Contrast the primary focus of job order cost accounting and of process cost accounting.

The primary focus of a job order cost accounting system is to provide the cost of each job while the primary focus of a process cost accounting system is to provide an average unit cost. Thus a job order cost system tracks the cost of each job separately and so is able to provide the cost of each job, a process cost system accumulates total cost of a process and then divides the total cost by the units to give the average cost. In a process cost system we would not be able to find the cost of each unit separately. This focus then defines the situations ...

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The compares and contrasts job order costing and process costing

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