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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

A new assistant controller recently said: "All the assembly workers in this plant are covered by union contracts, so there should be no labor variances." Was the controller's remark correct? Discuss.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Direct labor variances:

Direct labor variances refer to the difference between the standard direct labor cost and actual direct labor cost incurred. Direct labor cost variances are categorized into following categories:

  1. Direct labor Rate variance: this variance shows the difference of standard rate and actual rate of labor. The formula to calculate this variance is as follows:
  2.   Direct labor rate variance = (Actual rate – Standard rate) ×Actual hours

  3. Direct labor efficiency variance: this variance shows the difference of standard usage and actual usage of labor. The formula to calculate this variance is as follows:
  4.   Direct labor efficiency variance = (Actual hours – Standard hours)×Standard rate

  5. Direct labor cost variance: this variance shows the difference of standard cost and actual cost of labor. The formula to calculate this variance is as follows:
  6.   Direct labor cost variance = Direct labor rate variance + Direct labor efficiency variance

    Or

    Direct Labor cost variance = Actual Labor cost − Standard Labor Cost

To Indicate:

If the given remark is correct

Explanation

Direct labor variances refer to the difference between the standard direct labor cost and actual direct labor cost incurred. Direct labor cost variances are categorized into following categories:

  1. Direct labor Rate variance: this variance shows the difference of standard rate and actual rate of labor. The formula to calculate this variance is as follows:
  2.   Direct labor rate variance = (Actual rate – Standard rate) ×Actual hours

  3. Direct labor efficiency variance: this variance shows the difference of standard usage and actual usage of labor

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