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By applying a variety of cost accounting methods to the operating data of a given year, the controller of Barca, Inc. prepares the following alternative income statements:

Sales $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
Cost of Goods Sold $ 375,000 $ 250,000 $ 420,000 $ 395,000
(+) Variances:
Direct Materials 15,000 15,000 ----- -----
Direct Labor 5,000 5,000 ----- -----
Factory Overhead 25,000 ----- ----- 25,000
(+) Other Costs (All Fixed) 350,000 475,000 350,000 350,000
Total Costs $ 770,000 $ 745,000 $ 770,000 $ 770,000

Net Income $ 230,000 $ 255,000 $ 230,000 $ 230,000

Both fixed and variable overhead are applied using direct labor hours (where applicable).
There was no flexible budget variance for fixed overhead under standard absorption costing.
The direct labor variance represents a price variance. The firm has no WIP inventories.

1. Match each of the costing methods listed below with the appropriate income statement (A, B, C, or D) by indicating the appropriate letter below: PLEASE PROVIDE BRIED EXPLANATION WHY.

Actual Costing
Normal Absorption Costing
Standard Absorption Costing
Standard Variable Costing

2. During the year, how did the level of finished goods inventory change ? PLEASE PROVIDE BRIED EXPLANATION WHY.

A. increased
B. decreased
C. remained the same
D. cannot be determined from the information given

3. The actual volume of production during the year
A. was higher than the denominator volume level (i.e., the expected volume level)
B. was lower than the denominator volume level
C. was equal to the denominator volume level
D. cannot be compared to the denominator volume level from the information given


4. The variable overhead price/spending variance
A. was greater than zero
B. was less than zero
C. was equal to zero
D. cannot be ascertained from the information given


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a. $20.62
b. $21.65
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b. the ability to pay interest and principal on all debt.
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d. the ability to pay current liabilities.

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5. Which of the following are examples of judgments made in the accounting reporting process?
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c. annual filings made by a company with the SEC.
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b. $454,611
c. $484,289
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8. Hert Corporation acquired a capital lease that is carried on its books at a present value of $100,000 (discounted at 12%). Its annual rental payment is $15,000. What is the amount of interest expense from this lease?
a. First Year: $12,000; Second Year: $10,200
b. First Year: $12,000; Second Year: $11,640
c. First Year: $12,000; Second Year: $12,350
d. First Year: $15,000; Second Year: $15,000

9. Dylan Corporation issues a zero-coupon bond with $100,000 face value and a 5-year maturity, and the market rate is 7%. Interest on corporate bonds is normally paid semiannually. In the liability section of Dylan's balance sheet, the proceeds from selling the zero-coupon immediately after issuance will be closest to
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10. Which of the following would rarely be classified as a current asset?
a. prepaid insurance
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c. marketable securities
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11. The use of LIFO rather than FIFO for inventory costing under normal economic conditions results in
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III. higher retained earnings
IV. unchanged retained earnings
a. II and III
b. I, II, and IV
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12. One advantage of LIFO over FIFO under normal conditions is that
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b. it results in higher cash flows.
c. it results in higher current ratios.
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c. depreciation method: straight-line; inventory method: FIFO
d. depreciation method: double-declining balance; inventory method: FIFO

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Preferred stock
$10 par, 10%, convertible into 2 shares of common stock, shares outstanding 50 million

1 million options, each to purchase one common share at $50 per share

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