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Manufacturers have the cost of their inventories in several general ledger accounts. One of the accounts is Stores. Which of the following inventories would be in the Stores account?
The supplies used in the manufacturing process would likely be
The standard cost of direct materials is the cost the manufacturer should have used to make the good output.
Which of the following terms would NOT be considered a price variance in a standard cost system?
Which of the following terms would NOT be considered a quantity variance associated with a product's inputs under a standard cost system?
The most advantageous time to recognize a variance in the standard cost of a product's direct material is at the time the material is put into which of the following inventories.
If a company's amount of good output is less than the amount required to absorb its fixed manufacturing overhead costs, which variance will be unfavorable?
A company assigns its variable manufacturing overhead to its products on the basis of direct labor hours. The actual direct labor hours exceeded the standard direct labor hours for the products manufactured during the year. Which variable manufacturing overhead variance will disclose the amount of this unfavorable situation?
A company applies or assigns its variable manufacturing overhead costs on the basis of machine hours (MH). The variable manufacturing overhead spending variance is the difference between the actual variable manufacturing overhead costs incurred by the company and __________.
A company manufacturers a plastic tray. Its standard cost for the direct materials included in one tray is 2 pounds of material at the standard cost of $3 per pound. The company produced 100 trays and used 210 pounds of material. The material's actual cost was $3.10 per pound. The direct materials usage or quantity variance is __________.
Use the following information in answering Questions 17 - 18:
During a recent accounting period a company produced 1,000 units of Item Q and 400 units of Item R. The standard direct labor is 4 hours for each unit of Item Q and 6 hours for each unit of Item R. The standard cost for one hour of direct labor is $20 per hour. The actual direct labor for the accounting period was 6,500 hours at $19 per hour.
The direct labor efficiency variance for the accounting period was:
The direct labor rate variance for the accounting period was:
Assuming that the unfavorable variance of $8,000 is a significant (material) amount for this company, how much of the variance would be charged to the finished goods inventory?
Assuming that the unfavorable variance of $8,000 is an insignificant (immaterial) amount for this company, what is the maximum amount of the variance that can be charged to the cost of goods sold?
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