Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)
Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)
16th Edition
ISBN: 9780134475585
Author: Srikant M. Datar, Madhav V. Rajan
Publisher: PEARSON
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Chapter 4, Problem 4.33E

Job costing; actual, normal, and variation from normal costing. Cheney & Partners, a Quebec-based public accounting partnership, specializes in audit services. Its job-costing system has a single direct-cost category (professional labor) and a single indirect-cost pool (audit support, which contains all costs of the Audit Support Department). Audit support costs are allocated to individual jobs using actual professional labor-hours. Cheney & Partners employs 10 professionals to perform audit services.

Budgeted and actual amounts for 2017 are as follows:

Chapter 4, Problem 4.33E, Job costing; actual, normal, and variation from normal costing. Cheney  Partners, a Quebec-based

  1. 1. Compute the direct-cost rate and the indirect-cost rate per professional labor-hour for 2017 under (a) actual costing, (b) normal costing, and (c) the variation from normal costing that uses budgeted rates for direct costs.

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  1. 2. Which job-costing system would you recommend Cheney & Partners use? Explain.
  2. 3. Cheney’s 2017 audit of Pierre & Co. was budgeted to take 170 hours of professional labor time. The actual professional labor time spent on the audit was 185 hours. Compute the cost of the Pierre & Co. audit using (a) actual costing, (b) normal costing, and (c) the variation from normal costing that uses budgeted rates for direct costs. Explain any differences in the job cost.
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Chapter 4 Solutions

Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)

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