Cost Accounting (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133428702
ISBN 13: 978-0-13342-870-4

Chapter 2 - An Introduction to Cost Terms and Purposes - Assignment Material - Exercises: 2-17(1)

Answer

Yeast—direct, variable Flour—direct, variable Packaging materials—direct (or could be indirect if small and not traced to each unit), variable Depreciation on ovens—indirect, fixed (unless “units of output” depreciation, which then would be variable) Depreciation on mixing machines—indirect, fixed (unless “units of output” depreciation, which then would be variable) Rent on factory building—indirect, fixed Fire Insurance on factory building—indirect, fixed Factory utilities—indirect, probably some variable and some fixed (e.g., electricity may be variable but heating costs may be fixed) Finishing department hourly laborers—direct, variable (or fixed if the laborers are under a union contract) Mixing department manager—indirect, fixed Materials handlers—depends on how they are paid. If paid hourly and not under union contract, then indirect, variable. If salaried or under union contract, then indirect, fixed Custodian in factory—indirect, fixed Night guard in factory—indirect, fixed Machinist (running the mixing machine)—depends on how they are paid. If paid hourly and not under union contract, then indirect, variable. If salaried or under union contract, then indirect, fixed Machine maintenance personnel—indirect, probably fixed, if salaried, but may be variable if paid only for time worked and maintenance increases with increased production Maintenance supplies—indirect, variable Cleaning supplies—indirect, most likely fixed because the custodians probably do the same amount of cleaning every night

Work Step by Step

Identify direct, indirect, fixed and variable costs
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