(i) Product B and Product C.
Product B Product C
Direct material cost per unit £60 £80
Direct Labour cost per unit £35 £55
Machine Hours per unit 5 7
The company expects to produce 1,000 of Product B and 1,500 of product C. The manufacturing overhead costs were budgeted at £155,000 with budgeted machine hours of 10,000. Rivers Limited allocates the manufacturing overhead costs on the basis of machine hours. The actual overhead costs were £185,000.
(iii) Product D.
Sales (units) 1,000
Selling Price 60
Direct Material 10
Direct Labour 15
Variable overheads 5
Fixed production overheads 6,000
Fixed administrative costs 2,000
Budgeted and actual output and sales were as expected.
Requirements: Section B
As a new team within the Management Accountant department at Jennifer Ltd, the CFO has asked you prepare a report for the next board meeting. The report should:
1. Advise the management of See-It-now Ltd on the most suitable method that should be used in their company when accounting for the requirements in Section (A1). (30 marks)
2. Advise See-It-Now Ltd about the requirements in Section A2. (20 Marks)
3. Calculate the total cost per unit of Product B and Product C under the traditional costing system. (5 marks)
4. The CFO is keen to find out if an over or under absorption of overhead had taken place for Products B and C. Discuss this and provide evidence. (5 marks)
5. With the information provided for Product D, calculate the profit for the period using the absorption costing and the marginal costing approach and discuss the difference between these two approaches (20 marks).
10 marks for presentation and structure of your reports
Special note: You are advised to use academic sources to support your arguments. Please make full reference to any sources you use since failure to do so may be regarded as plagiarism and would imply severe consequences. Please refer to the Referencing section below for more information and advice.
You have been asked to produce a report. It should contain the following:
• Title Page, including the given title in full.
• Abstract (No more than 50 words)
• Contents Page
• Main body, which should also be organised under appropriate headings.
• Conclusion & recommendations
• Appendices, which should be numbered.
o Make sure you refer your reader to them as required.
• Word count; excluding appendices and references list.
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• Font style, Times New Roman, font size 12
• 1.5 line spacing.
• The page orientation should be ‘portrait’
• Margins on both sides of the page should be no less than 2.5 cm
• Pages should be numbered
• Your name should not appear on the script.
Your student number should be included on every page
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• Your introduction,
• Your conclusion,
• The use of headings and/or signpost words
• Paragraph structure
Do refer to
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Your word count should not include your abstract, contents, references list or appendices. You should provide your word count at the end of your report.
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Advise the management of See-It-now Ltd on the most suitable method that should be used in their company when accounting for the requirements in Section A1 30 marks
Advise the management of See-It-Now Ltd on the most appropriate of dealing with the requirements is A2 20 marks
Calculate the total cost per unit of Product B and Product C under the traditional costing system 5 marks
The CFO is keen to find out if an over or under absorption of overhead had taken place for Products B and C. Discuss this and provide evidence. 5 marks
With the information provided for Product D, calculate the profit for the period using the absorption costing and the marginal costing approach and discuss the difference between these two approaches. 30 marks
Presentation and structure 10 marks
Total 100 marks
Grading criteria used to assess work
These give you an overview of the required standard, although not all the criteria would apply to each assessment task.
General guidelines for standards expected at different levels of study.
Grade Level 4 Level 5
(70% or above) Thorough understanding of relevant ideas. Clear and well referenced argument. Coherent structure. Ideas critically analysed. Argument is clear, succinct and well supported. Evidence of a wide range of reading and some independent thought.
(60-69%) Sound understanding. Well written and relevant argument. Appropriately referenced. Critical consideration of relevant ideas. Arguments are precisely defined and appropriately referenced. The work is structurally sound and well written.
(50-59%) Evidence of understanding and independent reading. Adequate referencing, but some unsubstantiated material. Weaknesses in spelling, structure & grammar. Reasonable understanding of the relevant concepts, but some inconsistencies in application. Arguments are referenced, but disjointed. Poor structure, spelling or grammar.
(40-49%) Indication of some understanding, but poor application of ideas. Minimal referencing. Generally weak structure. Generally descriptive work with limited evidence of a critical consideration of ideas. Inadequate referencing. Weaknesses in structure, spelling and grammar.
(below 40%) Irrelevant or poorly analysed material. Indication of weak grasp of concepts. Inadequate structure. Poor grammar and spelling. Uncritical. Poorly referenced. Argument indicates little use of relevant literature. Chaotic structure and generally badly written.
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