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    Consider the following scenario:

    Your CFO, in her initial work, needs to decide whether to set up a job order costing system or a process type costing system. She has asked you to make a recommendation based on the following information. You plan to meet with her in the morning.

    Respond to the following, and provide support for your recommendation:

    1. Compare and contrast job order costing to process costing methods.
    2. What kind of system works best in what kinds of companies?
    3. What kind of system makes sense for your company, given that you plan to start with only one version of your product but at some point in the future may offer a variety of options?

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    1. Compare and contrast job order costing to process costing methods.

    "Process costing applies production costs to products based on the process they go through in the manufacturing process. Each process has a standard amount of overhead, labor and materials that are applied to each batch run the individual manufacturing processes.

    Job-order costing is a method where overhead, labor and material are ...

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    Compare and contrast job order costing to process costing methods.

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