Question 1: What are some examples of how alternative income statements are used in decision making? What are the two types of approaches in using alternative income statements? What is cost behavior and how does it impact a financial analysis? What processes does your company or a previous employer use to analyze cost behavior
Calculating Gross Profit from Installment Sales Charter Corporation, which began business in 2011, appropriately uses the installment sales method of accounting for its installment sales. The following data was obtained for sales made during 2011 and 2012: 2011 2012 Installment sales 362,000 345,000
Handy-Man Services is a repair-service company specializing in small household jobs. Each client pays a fixed monthly service fee based on the number of rooms in the house. Records are kept on the time and material costs used for each repair. The following profitability data apply to five customers:
1- Controllable margin is used as a refined measure of strategic business unit reporting that is best described as: A. Margins reported to strategic business unit managers related to revenues and costs specifically within the managers' control and responsibility. B. Contribution margin net of controllable fixed costs (those co
1 - Orpah, Inc. borrowed $12,000 for 4 months on a discount basis. The lender used an interest rate of 8% to calculate the discount. The amount of cash Orpah, Inc. actually had available to use from this loan was: $12,320 $11,680 $12,000 $11,040 2 - When a company issues a bond at a premium: the company is more
Please see the attached file. Boxes underlined in yellow require an answer as well as a formula for the answer using the information provided. Helix Corporation produces prefabricated flooring in a series of steps carried out in production departments. All of the material that is used in the first production department is add
For each of the following items, indicate whether the expenditure should be capitalized (C) or expensed (E) in the period incurred. (a) Improvement (b) Replacement of a minor broken part on a machine. (c) Expenditure that increases the useful life of an existing asset. (d) Expenditure that increases the efficiency and effe
Activity-Based Costing. Frumerville Hospital has always determined the full cost of serving patients by accounting for the direct and indirect costs of all hospital operations. The hospital uses the step-down method of allocating indirect costs: The costs of nonrevenue producing departments are allocated in sequence
Newroute Manufacturing has been using activity-based costing to determine the cost of product X-678. One of the activities, -Inspection, - occurs just before the product is finished. Newroute inspects every 10th unit, and has been using 'number of units inspected' as the cost driver for inspection costs. A significant compone
Why should information systems engineers or managers develop policies?
Sonnet, Inc. has the following budgeted standards for the month of March 2010: Average selling price per diskette $5.00 Total direct material cost per diskette $0.85 Direct manufacturing labor Direct manufacturing labor cost / hour $15.00 Average labor productivity rate (disks / hour) 300 Direct marketing cost per unit $
Vitalite, Inc. produces a number of products, including a body-wrap kit. Standard variable costs relating to a single kit are given below: Standard Quantity Standard Price Standard Or Hours
Activity-Based Costing, Batch-Level Variance Analysis Rica's Fleet Feet, Inc., produces dance shoes for stores all over the world. While the pairs of shoes are boxed individually, they are crated and shipped in batches. The shipping department records both variable and fixed overhead costs. The following information pertai
In 2010, the FASB introduced a new standard for the valuation of certain property investments. Previously such investments were valued at cost. The new standard requires valuation at fair value with all gains and losses being taken to the income statement. This situation is to be treated as an acceptable change to an accountin
Methods of Estimating Costs-Account Analysis: Miller Fixtures. The accounting records for Miller Fixtures report the following costs for the past year. Direct materials: 210,000 Direct labor 175,000 Variable overhead 154,000 Production was 210,000 units.
'Budgeting is an unnecessary burden on many managers. It takes time away from important day-to-day problems.' Do you agree or disagree? Depending on your point of view, please list two advantages or disadvantages to budgeting.
What are database schema and subschema? Provide an example of how they are used in AIS.
What is the hierarchy of data in databases? Provide an example relating to an accounting application.
Recognition of Profit for Long-Term Contracts Andre Agassi Construction Co began operations January 1, 2008. During the year, Agassi entered into a contract with Lindsey Davenport Corp. to construct a manufacturing facility. At the time, Agassi estimated that it would take 5 years to complete the facility at a total cost of
Problem 21-1 Beta Division of Gotham Industries, Inc., makes three products. Last month's budgeted and actual sales and margins for these products were as follows: Budget Unit Sales Unit Margin Product 1 3200 10.00 Product 2 1700 13.00 Product 3
Great Outdoze, Inc. manufactures high-quality sleeping bags, which sell for $130 each. The variable costs of production are as follows: Direct material ........................................................................................................................................ $40 Direct labor ...................
Select the correct answer: 1. A firm has used LIFO for several years during which costs have trended higher. If this firm achieves a substantial reduction in inventory quantities in 2011 by selling more merchandise than it purchases, the effect on 2011 net income of the inventory reduction, compared to having no change in inv
Please help with the following problem. Direct Method Service Departments Profit Centers Service Dept. Electricity Water Ingots Stainless steel Total Electricity 2500 kwh 2500 kwh 3000 kwh 2000 kwh 10000 kwh Water 1000 gal 800 gal 1000 gal 2000 gal 4800 gal The total operating costs of the two service departments
The management of JC Auditorium believes that the number of events each month is a measure of activity for total clean-up cost. Shown below are event figures and total clean-up costs for the past four months: Total Number of Events Total
Both notes to the financial statements and required supplementary information (RSI) must be included in a government's CAFR. What, then, does it matter if information is provided in notes as opposed to RSI?
Do you know how accounts were grouped so financial statements could be generated for Quicken, Quickbooks? Was it based upon some type of code assigned to each account, like a=assets,l=liabilities, etc. Also, do you know if the later versions are now using account codes for grouping?
Please provide step-by-step solutions so I can know how to do it. Problem One: (1) Most companies use straight-line depreciation for their books but an accelerated method for the tax return. Explain why companies use these two different methods that result in the need for two sets of records. (2) Private Industries paid $
Can you help me with these questions?? 1. It is essential to choose the right CVP method, equation, contribution margin, or graphical. If you pick the wrong one, your analysis will be faulty. Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not? 2. What is ABC? Why are more organizations adopting ABC systems? List at least three reas
Please select the correct answer: 1. At the end of the year, retained earnings totaled $1,700. During the year, net income was $250, and dividends of $120 were declared and paid. Retained earnings at the beginning of the year totaled: a. $1,570 b. $1,330 c. $2,070 d. $1,230 2. Which of the following accountin
Please answer the two questions below: -Explain how activity-based costing system is different from department-based costing system. -In your opinion, what are the advantages/disadvantages of activity and department costing systems?