You have just been hired by FAB Corporation, the manufacturer of a revolutionary new garage door...
You have just been hired by FAB Corporation, the manufacturer of a revolutionary new garage door opening device. The president has asked that you review the company’s costing system and “do what you can to help us get better control of our manufacturing overhead costs.” You find that the company has never used a flexible budget, and you suggest that preparing such a budget would be an excellent first step in overhead planning and control.
After much effort and analysis, you determined the following cost formulas and gathered the following actual cost data for March:
|Cost Formula||Actual Cost in March|
|Utilities||$16,500 plus $0.13 per machine-hour||$||21,290|
|Maintenance||$38,000 plus $1.50 per machine-hour||$||66,300|
|Supplies||$0.50 per machine-hour||$||11,300|
|Indirect labor||$94,700 plus $1.30 per machine-hour||$||125,500|
During March, the company worked 21,000 machine-hours and produced 15,000 units. The company had originally planned to work 23,000 machine-hours during March.
1. Complete the report showing the activity variances for March. (Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Input all amounts as positive values.)
2. Complete the report showing the spending variances for March. (Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Input all amounts as positive values.)
1) activity variance
Utilities 260 F Maintenance 3000 F Supplies 1000 F Indirect labour 2600 F Depreciation 0 None Total 6860 F
2) Spending variance
Utilities 2060 U Maintenance 3200 F Supplies 800 U Indirect labour 3500 U Depreciation 1700 U Total 4860 U