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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
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8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Discuss how the predetermined factory overhead rate can be used in job order cost accounting o assist management in pricing jobs.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Predetermined overhead allocation:

Manufacturing overhead cost is the pool of all indirect costs incurred for the production. These are the costs which are not directly traceable to the product. Manufacturing costs include indirect material indirect labor and overheads. These costs are allocated to the products using the predetermined overhead allocation rate. The formula of predetermined overhead allocation rate is as follows:

  Predetermined overhead allocation rate = Estimated Manufacturing overhead CostAllocation base 

To Indicate:

The use of predetermined factory overhead rate in Job order costing

Explanation

Manufacturing overhead cost is the pool of all indirect costs incurred for the production. These are the costs which are not directly traceable to the product. Manufacturing costs include indirect material indirect labor and overheads. These costs are allocated to the products using the predetermined overhead allocation rate. The formula of predetermined overhead allocation rate is as follows:

  

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