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```Flexible Budgets, Variances,
and Management Control: II
Chapter 8
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Learning Objective 1
Explain in what ways the
planning of variable overhead
costs and fixed overhead
costs are similar and in
what ways they differ.
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Planning of Variable and
Effective planning of variable overhead costs
involves undertaking only those variable
customers using the product or service.
The key challenge with planning fixed overhead
is choosing the appropriate level of capacity or
investment that will benefit the company over
an extended time period.
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Learning Objective 2
Identify the features of
a standard-costing system.
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Standard Costing
Direct Cost
Cost Object
Standard cost
per input unit
Standard input
allowed for
one output unit
×
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Developing Budgeted Variable
Step 1:
Choose the time period used to compute the budget.
Pasadena Co. uses a twelve-month budget period.
Step 2:
Select the cost-allocation base. Pasadena budgets
26,000 labor-hours for a budgeted output of
13,000 suits in year 2004.
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Developing Budgeted Variable
Step 3:
Identify the variable overhead costs.
manufacturing costs for 2004 are \$312,000.
Step 4:
Compute the rate per unit of
each cost-allocation base.
\$312,000 ÷ 26,000 hours = \$12/hour
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Developing Budgeted Variable
What is the budgeted variable overhead
cost rate per output unit (dress suit)?
2.00 hours allowed per output unit × \$12
budgeted variable overhead cost rate per
input unit = \$24 per suit (output unit)
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Learning Objective 3
Compute the variable overhead
efficiency variance and
spending variance.
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Cost Variances
The following data are for 2004 when
Pasadena produced and sold 10,000 suits:
Output units:
10,000
Labor-hours:
Actual results:
Flexible-budget amount:
21,500
20,000
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Cost Variances
Labor-hours per output unit:
Actual results:
21,500 ÷ 10,000 = 2.15
Flexible-budget amount: 20,000 ÷ 10,000 = 2.00
Variable manufacturing overhead costs:
Actual results:
\$244,775
Flexible-budget amount:
\$240,000
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Cost Variances
cost per labor-hour:
Actual results:
\$244,775 ÷ 21,500 = \$11.3849
Flexible-budget amount:
\$240,000 ÷ 20,000 = \$12.00
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Cost Variances
cost per output unit:
Actual results:
\$244,775 ÷ 10,000 = \$24.4775
Flexible-budget amount:
\$240,000 ÷ 10,000 = \$24.00
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Flexible-Budget Analysis
The variable overhead flexible-budget variance
measures the difference between the actual
variable overhead costs and the flexible-budget
Actual results: \$244,775
– Flexible-budget amount \$240,000 = \$4,775 U
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Flexible-Budget Analysis
Actual
Costs Incurred
21,500 × \$11.3849
= \$244,775
Budgeted Inputs
Allowed for Actual
Outputs at Budgeted Rate
20,000 × \$12.00
= \$240,000
\$4,775 U
Flexible-budget variance
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Flexible-Budget Analysis
Actual Quantity
of Inputs at
Budgeted Rate
21,500 × \$12.00
= \$258,000
Budgeted Inputs
Allowed for Actual
Outputs at Budgeted Rate
20,000 × \$12.00
= \$240,000
\$18,000 U
Variable overhead efficiency variance
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Flexible-Budget Analysis
Actual
Costs
Incurred
21,500 × \$11.3849
= \$244,775
Actual Quantity
of Inputs at
Budgeted Rate
21,500 × \$12.00
= \$258,000
\$13,225 F
Variable overhead spending variance
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Flexible-budget variance
\$4,775 U
Efficiency variance
\$18,000 U
Spending variance
\$13,225 F
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Learning Objective 4
Explain how the efficiency variance
for a variable indirect-cost item
differs from the efficiency variance
for a direct-cost item.
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Efficiency Variance
In the Pasadena Co.’s example, the 21,500 actual
direct manufacturing labor-hours are 7.5% greater
than the flexible-budget amount of 20,000 direct
manufacturing labor-hours.
(21,500 – 20,000) ÷ 20,000 = 7.5%
Actual variable overhead costs of \$244,775
are only 2% greater than the flexible-budget
amount of \$240,000.
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Efficiency Variance
Because actual variable overhead costs increase
less than labor-hours, the actual variable
overhead cost per labor-hour (\$11.3849) is
lower than the budgeted amount (\$12.00).
The key cause for Pasadena’s unfavorable
efficiency variance is the higher-than-budgeted
labor-hours used.
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Learning Objective 5
Compute a budgeted
fixed overhead cost rate.
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Developing Budgeted Fixed
Step 1:
Choose the time period used to compute the budget.
The budget period is typically twelve months.
Step 2:
Select the cost-allocation base.
Pasadena budgets 26,000 labor-hours for a budgeted
output of 13,000 suits in year 2004.
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Developing Budgeted Fixed
Step 3:
Identify the fixed overhead costs. Pasadena’s fixed
manufacturing budget for 2004 is \$286,000.
Step 4:
Compute the rate per unit of each
cost-allocation base. \$286,000 ÷ 26,000 = \$11
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Developing Budgeted Fixed
What is the budgeted fixed overhead cost rate
per output unit (dress suit)?
2.00 hours allowed per output unit
×
\$11 budgeted fixed overhead cost rate per input unit
=
\$22 per suit (output unit)
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Flexible-Budget Variance
Actual Costs
Incurred
\$300,000
–
Flexible Budget:
Budgeted
\$286,000
\$14,000 U
Fixed overhead spending variance
Fixed overhead flexible-budget variance
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Production-Volume Variance
Flexible Budget:
Budgeted
\$286,000
–
Fixed Overhead Allocated Using
Budgeted Input Allowed for
Actual Output Units Produced
\$220,000
\$66,000 U
Production-volume variance
10,000 × 2.00 × \$11 = \$220,000
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\$80,000 U
Volume variance
\$66,000 U
Spending variance
\$14,000 U
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Learning Objective 6
Explain two concerns
when interpreting the
production-volume variance
as a measure of the economic
cost of unused capacity.
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Interpreting the ProductionVolume Variance
Management may
have maintained some
extra capacity.
Production volume
variance focuses
only on costs.
This variance results from “unitizing” fixed costs.
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Interpreting the ProductionVolume Variance
13,000 suits instead of 10,000,
would have been = \$286,000
(13,000 × 2.00 × \$11).
No production-volume variance
would have occurred.
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Learning Objective 7
Show how the 4-variance
analysis approach reconciles
the actual overhead incurred
with the overhead amounts
allocated during the period.
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Integrated Analysis
A 4-variance analysis presents spending and
efficiency variances for variable overhead
costs and spending and production-volume
variances for fixed overhead costs.
Managers can reconcile the actual overhead
costs with the overhead amounts allocated
during the period.
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Integrated Analysis
Actual variable
incurred
\$244,775
–
Flexible budget:
budgeted inputs
allowed × budgeted rate
\$240,000
Flexible-budget variance
\$4,775 U
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Integrated Analysis
Actual variable
incurred
\$244,775
–
Actual inputs
×
budgeted rate
\$258,000
spending variance
\$13,225 F
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Integrated Analysis
Actual inputs
×
budgeted rate
\$258,000
–
Flexible budget:
budgeted inputs
allowed × budgeted rate
\$240,000
efficiency variance
\$18,000 U
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Integrated Analysis
Actual fixed
incurred
\$300,000
–
Budgeted fixed
costs
\$286,000
spending variance
\$14,000 U
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Integrated Analysis
Budgeted fixed
costs
\$286,000
–
Budgeted inputs allowed
×
budgeted rate
\$220,000
Volume variance
\$66,000 U
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Integrated Analysis
Actual manufacturing overhead incurred:
Total
Total
Amount underallocated
\$244,775
300,000
\$544,775
\$240,000
220,000
\$460,000
\$ 84,775
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Integrated Analysis
4-Variance Analysis:
Spending variance
\$13,225 F
Efficiency variance
18,000 U
Spending variance
14,000 U
Volume variance
66,000 U
Total
\$84,775 U
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Integrated Analysis
3-Variance Analysis
Variable and fixed manufacturing overhead:
Spending variance
\$13,225 F + \$14,000 U =
\$ 775 U
Efficiency variance
18,000 U
Volume variance
66,000 U
Total
\$84,775 U
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Integrated Analysis
2-Variance Analysis
Variable and fixed manufacturing overhead:
Spending variance
\$ 775 U
Efficiency variance
18,000 U
Flexible-budget variance:
\$18,775 U
Volume variance:
66,000 U
Total
\$84,775 U
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Different Purposes of
The greater the number of output units
manufactured, the higher the budgeted
total variable manufacturing overhead
costs and the higher the total variable
allocated to output units.
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Different Purposes of
Every output unit that Pasadena manufactures
will increase the fixed overhead allocated
to products by \$22.
Managers should not use this unitization of
fixed manufacturing overhead costs for
planning and control.
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
What is the journal entry to record variable
Variable Manufacturing
244,775
Accounts Payable
244,775
To record actual variable manufacturing overhead
costs incurred
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
What is the journal entry to allocate variable
Work in Process Control
240,000
Variable Manufacturing
240,000
To record variable manufacturing overhead cost
allocated: (2.00 × 10,000 × \$12)
What is the journal entry to isolate variances?
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
Variable Manufacturing
240,000
Efficiency Variance
18,000
Variable Manufacturing
244,775
Spending Variance
13,225
To isolate variances for the accounting period
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
What is the journal entry to record fixed
Fixed Manufacturing
300,000
Accumulated
Depreciation, etc.
300,000
To record actual fixed manufacturing
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
What is the journal entry to allocate fixed
Work in Process Control
220,000
Fixed Manufacturing
220,000
To record fixed manufacturing overhead cost
allocated: (2.00 × 10,000 × \$11)
What is the journal entry to isolate variances?
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Journal Entries for Overhead
Costs and Variances
Fixed Manufacturing
220,000
Spending Variance
14,000
Volume Variance
66,000
Fixed Manufacturing
300,000
To isolate variances for the accounting period
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Financial and Nonfinancial
Performance
Overhead variances are examples of financial
performance measures.
What are examples of nonfinancial measures?
Actual labor time, relative to budgeted time
Actual indirect materials usage per labor-hour,
relative to budgeted indirect materials usage
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Activity-Based Costing and
Variance Analysis
ABC systems classify costs of various activities
into a cost hierarchy (output-unit level, batch
level, product sustaining, and facility sustaining).
The basic principles and concepts for variable
and fixed manufacturing overhead costs can
be extended to ABC systems.
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End of Chapter 8
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