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Babbel Company - job-order costing

Babbel Company is a manufacturing firm that uses the job-order costing. The company's inventory balances were as follows the the beginning of the year

Beginning Balance Ending Balance
Raw material $21,000 $24,000
Work in process $40,000 $22,000
Finish goods $26,000 $41,000

The company applies overhead to jobs using a predetermined overhead rate based on machine-hours. At the beginning of the year, the company estimated that it would work 38,000 machine-hours and incur $266,00 in manufacturing overhead cost. The following transactions were recorded for the year:

(a) Raw materials were purchased, $300,000.
(b) Raw materials were requisitioned for use in production., $297,000(281,000 direct and $16,000 indirect).
(c) The following employee costs were incurred: direct labor, $389,000; indirect labor, $62,000; and administrative salaries, $176,000.
(d) Selling costs, $160,000
(e) Factory utility costs, $19,000
(f) Depreciation for the year was $143,000 of which $137,000 is related to factory operations and $6,000 is related to selling, general, and administrative activities.

Manufacturing overhead was applied to jobs. The actual level of acitivity for the year was 34,000 machine-hours.
Sales for the year totaled $1,238,000

1. Prepared a schedule of cost of goods manufactured in good form.
2. Was overhead underapplied or overapplied? By how much?
3. Prepare an income statement for the year in good form. The company closes any underapplied or overapplied overhead to Cost of Goods Sold.

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The solution provides t-accounts and then a schedule in "good form" to compute the required amounts. The cells ...

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The solution provides t-accounts and then a schedule in "good form" to compute the required amounts. The cells are "linked" so that if you change the data, the computations update. This provides a nice template to help you see how to sort direct, indirect and non-manufacturing costs into their proper places so that your computations of cost of goods manufactured, cost of goods sold (adjusted for over- or under-applied, and operating income are correct.

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