ACC 206 Complete Week 4 Assignments – Exercise Problems and  Discussion Questions – A+ Graded Course Material - Ashford

Week 4 Assignment Chapter 6 and 7 Problems

Please complete the following 8 exercises below in either Excel or a word document (but must be single document). You must show your work where appropriate (leaving the calculations within Excel cells is acceptable). Save the document, and submit it in the appropriate week using the Assignment Submission button.

Chapter 6 Exercise 2

2. Schedule of cash collections
Sugarland Company sells a single product and anticipates opening a new facility in Charlotte on May 1 of the current year. Expected sales during the first three months of activity are: May, $60,000; June, $80,000; and July, $85,000. Thirty percent of all sales are for cash; the remaining 70% are on account. Credit sales have the following collection pattern: Collected in the month of sale 60%

Collected in the month following sale 35 Uncollectible 5

Prepare a schedule of cash collections for May through July. Compute the expected balance in Accounts Receivable as of July 31.

Chapter 6 Exercise 4
4. Production and cash-outlay computations
RPR, Inc., anticipates that 120,000 units of product K will be sold during May. Each unit of product K requires four units of raw material A. Actual inventories as of May 1 and budgeted inventories as of May 31 follow.

 

1-May

31-May

Product K (Units)

55,000

60,000

Rate Materials A (Units)

40,000

37,000

Each unit of raw material A costs $8; RPR pays for all purchases in the month of acquisition. Invoices that account for 80% of the cost of materials acquired will be paid within 10 days of receipt, entitling the company to a 2% cash discount.

Determine the number of units of product K to be manufactured in May. Compute the May cash outlay for purchases of raw material A.  

July

August

September

Beginning cash balance

$10,000

$ ?

$ ?

Add: Cash receipts

50,000

63,000

71,000

Deduct: Cash payments

-64,000

-58,000

-64,000

Cash excess (deficiency) before financing

($4,000)

$ ?

$ ?

Financing

     

Borrowing to maintain minimum balance

?

?

?

Principal repayment

?

?

?

Interest payment

?

?

?

Ending cash balance

$ ?

$ ?

$ ?

Chapter 6 Exercise 5
5. Abbreviated cash budget; financing emphasis
An abbreviated cash budget for Big Chuck Enterprises follows.

Big Chuck wishes to maintain a $10,000 minimum cash balance at all times. Additional financing is available (and retired) in $1,000 multiples at a 12% interest rate. Assume that borrowings take place at the beginning of the month; retirements, in contrast, occur at the end of the month. Interest is paid at the time of repaying principal and computed on the portion of principal repaid.

Find the unknowns in Big Chuck's abbreviated cash budget. Determine the outstanding loan balance as of September 30, after any repayments have been made.

Chapter 6 Problem 3
3. Comprehensive budgeting

The balance sheet of Watson Company as of December 31, 19X1, follows.

WATSON COMPANY

Balance Sheet

December 31, 19X1

Assets

   

Cash

 

$4,595

Accounts receivable

 

10,000

Finished goods (575 units x $7.00)

 

4,025

Direct materials (2,760 units x $0.50)

 

1,380

Plant & equipment

$50,000

 

Less: Accumulated depreciation

10,000

40,000

Total assets

 

$60,000

Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity

   

Accounts payable to suppliers

 

$14,000

Common stock

$25,000

 

Retained earnings

21,000

46,000

Total liabilities &. stockholders' equity

 

$60,000

The following information has been extracted from the firm's accounting records:

All sales are made on account at $20 per unit. Sixty percent of the sales are collected in the month of sale; the remaining 40% are collected in the following month. Forecasted sales for the first five months of 19X2 are: January, 1,500 units,- February, 1,600 units; March, 1,800 units; April, 2,000 units; May, 2,100 units. Management wants to maintain the finished goods inventory at 30% of the following month's sales. Watson uses four units of direct material in each finished unit. The direct material price has been stable and is expected to remain so over the next six months. Management wants to maintain the ending direct materials inventory at 60% of the following month's production needs. Seventy percent of all purchases are paid in the month of purchase; the remaining 30% are paid in the subsequent month. Watson's product requires 30 minutes of direct labor time. Each hour of direct labor costs $7.

Instructions:

Rounding computations to the nearest dollar, prepare the following for January through March:

1) Sales budget

2) Schedule of cash collections

3) Production budget

4) Direct material purchases budget

5) Schedule of cash disbursements for material purchases
6) Direct labor budget

Determine the balances in the following accounts as of March 31:

1) Accounts Receivable

2) Direct Materials

3) Accounts Payable

 

Chapter 7 Exercise 3

3. Variances for direct materials and direct labor

Banner Company manufactures flags of various countries. Each flag has a standard of eight square feet of fabric and three hours of direct labor time. Information about recent production activity follows.

Actual cost of fabric:   $4.50 per square foot

Fabric consumed:   32,080 square feet

Standard price per square foot of fabric:   $4.25

Standard direct labor rate:   $10.00 per hour

Actual direct labor rate:   $10.20 per hour

Actual labor hours worked:   11,940

Actual production completed:   4,000 flags

Compute the materials price variance and the materials quantity variance. Compute the labor rate variance and the labor efficiency variance.

Chapter 7 Exercise 5

5. Overhead variances

Nova Manufacturing applies factory overhead to products on the basis of direct labor hours. At the beginning of the current year, the company's accountant made the following estimates for the forthcoming period:

Estimated variable overhead: $500,000 Estimated fixed overhead: $400,000 Estimated direct labor hours: 40,000

It is now 12 months later. Actual total overhead incurred in the manufacture of 7,900 units amounted to $895,100. Actual labor hours totaled 39,800. Assuming a direct labor standard of five hours per finished unit, calculate the following:

Variable overhead efficiency variance Fixed overhead volume variance Overhead spending variance 

Chapter 7 Problem 1

1. P26-A1 Basic flexible budgeting (L.O. 2)
Centron, Inc., has the following budgeted production costs:

Direct materials

$0.40 per unit

Direct labor

1.80 per unit

Variable factory overhead

2.20 per unit

Fixed factory overhead

Supervision

$24,000

Maintenance

18,000

Other

12,000

 

Instructions:

Prepare a flexible budget for 20,000, 22,500, and 25,000 units of activity. Was Centron's experience in the quarter cited better or worse than anticipated? Prepare an appropriate performance report and explain your answer. Explain the benefit of using flexible budgets (as opposed to static budgets) in the measurement of performance.

Chapter 7 Problem 5

5. P26-B3 Straightforward variance analysis (L.O. 5)

Arrow Enterprises uses a standard costing system. The standard cost sheet for product no. 549 follows.

Direct materials: 4 units @ $6.50

 

$26.00

Direct labor: 8 hours @ $8.50

 

68

Variable factory overhead: 8 hours

@ $7.00

56

Fixed factory overhead: 8 hours

@ 2.5

20

Total standard cost per unit

 

$170.00

The following information pertains to activity for December:

Direct materials acquired during the month amounted to 26,350 units at $6.40 per unit. All materials were consumed in operations. Arrow incurred an average wage rate of $8.75 for 51,400 hours of activity. Total overhead incurred amounted to $508,400. Budgeted fixed overhead totals $1.8 million and is spread evenly throughout the year. Actual production amounted to 6,500 completed units.

Instructions:

Compute Arrow's direct material variances. Compute Arrow's direct labor variances. Compute Arrow's variances for factory overhead. 

Week 4 Discussion Questions

Issues in Standard Costs and Budgeting

Review the Standard costs: wake up and smell the coffee.article. When evaluating performance, many organizations compare current results with the actual results of previous accounting periods. Is an organization that follows this approach likely to encounter any problems? Explain.

Flexible Budgets

Flexible budgets provide different information than static budgets. Discuss some of these differences. Is a flexible budget always better? Are there times when you’d recommend using a static budget over a flexible budget?

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