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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883

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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Evaluating budgeting systems
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Health System in Norfolk. Virginia, introduced a new budgeting method that allowed the hospital's annual plan to be updated for changes in actual operations. For example, if the budget was based on 1,000 patient-days (number of patients X number of days in the hospital) and the actual count rose to 1,200 patient-days, the variable costs of staffing, lab work, and medication costs could be adjusted to reflect this change. The budget manager stated, "I work with hospital directors to turn data into meaningful information and affect change before the month ends."

Why are these methods superior to the former approaches?

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Standard Costing System:

Standard Costing system allows estimating the costs, preparing budgets for future periods, and analyzing the performance by comparing the budgets with actual results and find variances.

Static Budget and Flexible budget:

Static Budget is prepared on the basis of the expected level of output or production. The static budget shows the budgeted costs are revenue at an expected level of activity. The Flexible budget is prepared using the static budget. The Flexible budget is prepared to take the actual level of output or production as a basis.

To Indicate:

The reason why Flexible Budgeting method is better than traditional methods of budgeting

Explanation

Static Budget is prepared on the basis of the expected level of output or production. The static budget shows the budgeted costs are revenue at an expected level of activity. The Flexible budget is prepared using the static budget...

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