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Flexible budgeting and variance analysis I Love My Chocolate Company makes dark chocolate and light chocolate. Both products require cocoa and sugar. The following planning information has been made available: Standard Amount per Case Dark Chocolate Light Chocolate Standard Price per Pound Cocoa 12lb. 8lb. $7.25 Sugar 10lb. 14lb. 1.40 Standard labor time 0.50 hr. 0.60 hr. Planned production 4,700 cases 11,000 cases Standard labor rate $15.50 per hr. $ 15.50 per hr. I Love My Chocolate Company does not expect there to be any beginning or ending inventories of cocoa or sugar. At the end of the budget year, I Love My Chocolate Company had the following actual results: Dark Chocolate Light Chocolate Actual production (cases) 5,000 10,000 Actual Price per Pound Actual Pounds Purchased and Used Cocoa $7.33 140,300 Sugar 1.35 188,000 Actual Labor Rate Actual Labor Hours Used Dark chocolate $ 15.25 per hr. 2,360 Light chocolate 15.80 per hr. 6,120 Instructions 1. Prepare the following variance analyses for both chocolates and the total, based on the actual results and production levels at the end of the budget year: a. Direct materials price, quantity, and total variance b. Direct labor rate, time, and total variance 2. Why are the standard amounts in part (1) based on the actual production for the year instead of the planned production for the year?

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Flexible budgeting and variance analysis

 I Love My Chocolate Company makes dark chocolate and light chocolate. Both products require cocoa and sugar. The following planning information has been made available:

  Standard Amount per Case  
  Dark Chocolate Light Chocolate Standard Price per Pound
Cocoa 12lb. 8lb. $7.25
Sugar 10lb. 14lb. 1.40
Standard labor time 0.50 hr. 0.60 hr.  
Planned production 4,700 cases 11,000 cases  
Standard labor rate $15.50 per hr. $ 15.50 per hr.  

 I Love My Chocolate Company does not expect there to be any beginning or ending inventories of cocoa or sugar. At the end of the budget year, I Love My Chocolate Company had the following actual results:

  Dark Chocolate Light Chocolate
Actual production (cases) 5,000 10,000
  Actual Price per Pound Actual Pounds Purchased and Used
Cocoa $7.33 140,300
Sugar 1.35 188,000
  Actual Labor Rate Actual Labor Hours Used
Dark chocolate $ 15.25 per hr. 2,360
Light chocolate 15.80 per hr. 6,120

 Instructions

 1.    Prepare the following variance analyses for both chocolates and the total, based on the actual results and production levels at the end of the budget year:

 a.    Direct materials price, quantity, and total variance

 b.    Direct labor rate, time, and total variance

 2.    Why are the standard amounts in part (1) based on the actual production for the year instead of the planned production for the year?

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