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Computing and jouralizing standard cost variances

Actual production and sales were 62,900 coffee mugs, actual direct materials usage was 10,000 lbs. at an actual price of $0.17 per lb., actual direct labor usage was 202,000 minutes at a total cost of $30,300, actual overhead cost was $10,000 variable and $30,500 fixed, marketing and administrative costs were $115,000.

Compute the price and efficiency variances for direct materials and direct labor. Journalize the usage of direct materials and the assignment of direct labor, including the related variances. For manufacturing overhead, compute the variable overhead spending and efficiency variances and the fixed overhead spending and volume variances. Journalize the actual manufacturing overhead and the applied manufacturing overhead. Journalize the movement of all production from WIP. Journalize the closing of the manufacturing overhead account. Also, Java intentionally hired more skilled workers in July, how did this decision affect the cost variances? Overall, was the decision wise?

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The expert computes and journalizes standard cost variances. Price and efficiency variances for direct materials and direct labors are examined.