COST ACCOUNTING-OVERHEADS

Topics: Cost accounting, Cost, Costs Pages: 7 (1746 words) Published: April 8, 2014
Cost Accounting Level -1
Sep - Jan 2014 Semester.

Module Name
Cost Accounting Level -1
Module Code
AC 02-1
Assessment No.
I Weighting 40 %
Assessment Type:
INDIVIDUAL
STUDENT MCUC NUMBER:
Please note that a grade will only be given to those whose student number is noted on this form. Please ensure that the student numbers from all group members are recorded accurately. 2012868
Submission Date:
3rd Dec 2013.
MODULE TUTOR:
Umar Farooq Awan
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Index
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Introduction, Difference Between Allocation, Apportionment & Re-Apportionment 3
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Significance Of Factory Overhead Allocation And Apportionment 4
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Methods For Re- Apportionment
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Current & Suggested Method
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Working, Observation
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Importance Of IT, Limitation Of Apportionment, Conclusion
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References
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INTRODUCTION
In recent years, Factories have become more automatic; which has led to an increase in manufacturing cost significantly and has a huge impact on as factory overhead as it comprises a percentage of total manufacturing cost. Factory overheads expenses include costs that may be classified as semi-variable, fixed and variable. According to Vanderbeck (2002), all costs incurred by the factory are charged indirectly to the manufactured goods are known as FACTORY OVERHEAD. In addition Vanderbeck (2013), also states that factory overhead takes account of all costs which have direct impact on the production of manufactured goods excluding its direct material and direct labor. This report will examine Shamu LLC a major Omani furniture manufacturer producing various items for both homes and offices. The company has no accounting section and the allocation of costs of the 2 service departments amongst the 3 production departments is carried out by the company's finance section on the basis of total number of hours worked in each production department. The objective of the report to define a proper system for fixed overhead allocation and apportionment for Shamu LLC and design a new allocation system which is effective and can yield the cost and selling price of products at different stages of completion.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALLOCATION, APPORTIONMENT& RE-APPORTIONMENT

ALLOCATION: It is the allocation of whole items of cost centers, whether they may be production cost centers or service cost centers. For instance, Hospitals make use of difficult method for allocating costs of service departments such as...

References: SIGNIFICANCE OF FACTORY OVERHEAD ALLOCATION AND APPORTIONMENT
Collin (2012), states that at the present time businesses are very dynamic
LIMITATIONS OF APPORTIONMENT AND WAYS TO REDUCE IT
Hansen, Mowen and Guan (2009), points out that fact that most companies are faced with task of allocating costs among very large number of cost centers
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