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Fundamentals of cost accounting - 3rd edition

5. Loin Cabinetry produces two models of home shelving, the Basic-Super and the Mega-Super. Data on operations and costs for November are: Required: Compute the predetermined overhead rate, assuming Loin Cabinetry uses: (a) Direct labor hours to allocate overhead costs (b) Direct labor costs to allocate overhead costs (c)

Fundamentals of cost accounting..

4. Smith and Blarney Refiners began business on July 01. The following operations data are available for July and the one product the company produces: Costs incurred in July were: All production at Smith and Blarney is sold as it is produced (i.e., there are no finished goods inventories). Required: (a) Compu

Fundamentals of cost accounting - 3rd edition

2. A company ran a regression analysis using direct labor hours as the independent variable and manufacturing overhead costs as the dependent variable. The results are summarized below: The company is planning to operate at a level that would require 12,000 direct labor hours per month in the upcoming year. Require

advantages and disadvantages of a partnership

What are the advantages and disadvantages of organizing a business as a partnership? Compare and contrast a general partnership and a limited partnership. Under what circumstances might you set up a partnership?

FASB and IASB Convergence: IFRS

There has been talk for several years that the FASB and IASB are trying to converge their standards, but it seems to be a very slow process. Do you think this will ever happen and is it appropriate for vastly different economies (think developed nations with stable economies v. third world, developing countries with high inflati

Reportable amount for uninsured flood damage

On February 25, 2012, a flood destroyed one of the company's manufacturing plants causing $600,000 of uninsured damage. Determine the appropriate treatment of each of these events in the 2011 financial statements of Northwest Distribution Corporation.

Accounting Fraud and Attorney

Can an accountant and an attorney be the same person? An accountant and an attorney can definitely be the same person. In fact, many professional organizations, including the National Society of Attorney CPA's encourage it. When you have an attorney-CPA, the individual possesses the legal expertise of an attorney, combined wi

How does ABC costing differ from traditional allocation methods?

How does ABC costing differ from traditional allocation methods? What can an organization learn from the process of applying ABC costing? Some firms have a lot of fixed costs and few variable costs, while other firms are configured the other way around. What affect do you think the existence of a high proportion of fixed c

Accounting: Notes Receivable and Interest

1) OBX Mufflers accepted a five-month, 7.5% interest, $2,400 note from ABD Motors on June 1, 2008. The entire balance is payable at the note's maturity. What will be the total payment on October 31, 2008? 2) George Masonry accepted a four-month, 10% interest, $1,800 note from Earth Tones on July 1, 2008. The entire balanc

What is the company's cash basis net income?

O'Hara Inc. made sales of $350,000 during 2008, its first year of operations. Of this $10,000 remained in accounts receivable at the end of the year. Additionally, the company paid and incurred $200,000 in expenses during the year. The company also prepaid $2,000 of it's 2009 insurance and recorded $4,000 of depreciation expense

Aldor Company's four operating segments: How should Segment B report?

In 2006 and 2007, each of Aldor Company's four operating segments met one of the three quantitative tests for segment reporting. In 2008, Segment B failed to qualify. I have presented a basic look at the drivers and how my company uses them. You will want to add your ideas and insights for this as well. Drivers: Intellig

Hartman Company: Use the high-low method to estimate the overhead cost behavior

5-43 Interpretation of Regression results: Simple Regression Using a Spreadsheet Hartman Company's Lucas plant manufactures thermostatic controls. Plant management has experienced fluctuating monthly overhead costs and wants to estimate overhead costs accurately to plan its operations and its financial needs. Interviews with

Thorne Company: Contribution margin by product

See attachment for better format. Thorne Company manufactures and sells three products. Relevant per unit data concerning each product are given below. Product A B C Selling price $8.96 $11.82 $16.22 Variable costs and expenses $2.72 $9.54 $11.72 Machine hours to produce 2 1 3 Compute

5-39 Account Analysis: Large limousine company, cost per unit

5-39 Account Analysis The accounting department of a large limousine company is analyzing the costs of its services. The cost data and level of activity for the past 16 months follow: Month Special Analyses Customer Accounts Paychecks Processed Accounting Service Costs 1 2 325 1029 $63,800.00 2 4 310 993 68

Unrelated Business Income Tax

For each of the following organizations, determine the amount of the UBIT. a. AIDS, Inc., an exempt charitable organization that provides support for individuals with AIDS, operates a retail medical supply store open to the general public. The net income of the store, before any Federal income taxes, is $305,000. b. The lo

fraud investigation interviews

Conducting an interview as a fraud investigator, is the interview an evidence gathering process in itself? Please elaborate.

Variance Analysis Standard Manufacturing Costs

The Beal Manufacturing Company's costing system has two direct-cost categories:direct materials and direct manufacturing labor. Manufacturing overhead (both variable and fixed) is allocated to products on the basis of standard direct manufacturing labor hours (DLH). At the beginning of 2009, Beal adopted the following standards

This post discusses the Sltakin SEC case.

Please go to http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17796.htm. This SEC litigation release identifies Daniel Jacobs as a co-conspirator in Slatkin's effort to deceive the SEC. Pay close attention to the bulleted section. a. What do you learn about NAA Financial? b. Who is Michel (Mitchell) Axiall?

Critical Path Analysis (CPA)

Scope is indeed important; as is the need sometimes to change it...happens all the time! Question: does this mean the Critical Path Analysis (CPA) can change during the lifetime of a project? Please include references.

Fiscal Administration

What are the various types of consumption taxes? What are the justifications for each type Why are general sales taxes and excise taxes on liquor and tobacco often regressive? What are the major benefits and disadvantages of imposing user charges?

Conversion of bonds: E-16 Gottlieb Corporation

E16-6 (Conversion of Bonds) On January 1, 2007, Gottlieb Corporation issued $4,000,000 of 10-year, 8% convertible debentures at 102. Interest is to be paid semiannually on June 30 and December 31. Each $1,000 debenture can be converted into eight shares of Gottlieb Corporation $100 par value common stock after December 31, 20

Computation of Ratios

Industry Average Actual 2009 Actual 2010 Current Ratio 1.3 1.0 Quick Ratio 0.8 0.75 Average Collection Period 23 Days 30 Days Inventory Turnover 21.7 19 Debt Ratio 64.7% 50% Times Interest Earned 4.8 5.5 Gross Profit Margin 13.6% 12.0% Net Profit Margin 1.0% 0.5% Return on To

Calculating Margin and Taxes and Returns

1. Carson Corporation stock sells for $ 17 per share, and you've decided to purchase as many shares as you possibly can. You have $ 31,000 available to invest. What is the maximum number of shares you can buy if the initial margin is 60 percent? 2. You purchased a stock at the end of the prior year at a price of $ 81. At th

Management accounting, problem 1-31

The managers of Quince Products (Problem 1-31) decide they will hire a management accountant to help them analyze the decision to expand their product line. They solicit bids from various accountants in the city and receive three proposals. In describing Accountant A: "I have recently advised the symphony

FASB Codification Exercise using the Master Glossary

Access the FASB Codification ad http://asc.fasb.org/home to prepare responses to the following exercises. Provide Codification references for your responses. 1. Access the glossary ("Master Glossary") to answer the following. (a) What are trading securities? (b) What is the definition of "holding gain or loss"? (c) W