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ACCT. 525 – Advanced Managerial Accounting

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General information


This individual project is designed for you to explore the implications of managerial accounting. The project will require organization, critical thinking, good written communication skills, and an understanding of advanced managerial accounting concepts.


The project is graded for completeness, professionalism, and accuracy (as well as the usual elements of grammar and style). Be sure to thoroughly address all of the requirements outlined and offer complete support for your discussions and responses. Total points for this project are 100.


This is an individual project and the final product is your individual responsibility.


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You have four weeks to complete this assignment. Plan your time accordingly. Having a plan will help to ensure that the assignment is completed on time with thoughtful professional quality. Your completed paper must be submitted on or before April 25 at 11:59 p.m.



Read all of the following carefully.


This assignment consists of five (5) independent questions. The questions presented address the various topics covered throughout this course. You are required to provide complete and thorough responses to these questions and demonstrate your comprehension of the course material and its applicability to business.


Some questions contain multiple parts. Clearly label ALL of your responses to correspond with the questions and each part. I will NOT try to match responses with questions if they are not appropriately labeled.


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          Start with a title page which will show your name and student ID number.

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1 (a)  Your response will start here.


The paper starts on the next page below:






















ACCT. 525                                  TERM PAPER                                       SPRING 2014

1. Stewart Inc. uses a process cost system and the weighted-average cost flow assumption. Production begins in the Fabricating Department where materials are added at the beginning of the process and conversion costs are incurred uniformly throughout the process. On March 1, the beginning work in process inventory consisted of 20,000 units which were 60% complete and had a cost of $175,000, $145,000 of which were material costs. During March, the following occurred:

      Materials added                                                                                     $305,000

      Conversion costs incurred                                                                      $120,000

      Completed units transferred out in March                                                 65,000

      Units in ending work in process March 31 (40% complete)                      25,000

Instructions: (15 points)

Answer the following questions and show the computations that support your answers.

(a)  What are the equivalent units of production for materials and conversion costs in the Fabricating Department for the month of March?

(b)  What are the costs assigned to the ending work in process inventory on March 31?

(c)  What are the costs assigned to units completed and transferred out during March?











2. Davis Inc. uses a job order cost accounting system and keeps perpetual inventory records. The following transactions occurred in the first month of operations:

1.   Direct materials requisitioned during the month:

                  Job 101                 $20,000

                  Job 102                   16,000

                  Job 103                   24,000



2.   Direct labor incurred and charged to jobs during the month was:

                  Job 101                 $30,000

                  Job 102                   28,000

                  Job 103                   20,000



3.   Manufacturing overhead was applied to jobs worked on using a predetermined overhead rate based on 75% of direct labor costs.

4.   Actual manufacturing overhead costs incurred during the month amounted to $66,000.

5.   Job 101 consisting of 1,000 units and Job 103 consisting of 200 units were completed during the month.

Instructions: (28 points)

(a)  Prepare journal entries to record the above transactions.

(b)  How much manufacturing overhead was applied to Job 103 during the month?

(c)  Compute the unit cost of Jobs 101 and 103.

(d)  What is the balance in Work In Process Inventory at the end of the month?

(e)  Determine if manufacturing overhead was under- or over-applied during the month. How much?

3. Campbell Inc. is a small manufacturer that uses machine-hours as its activity base for assigning overhead costs to jobs. The company estimated the following amounts for 2013 for the company and for Job 62:

                                                                   Company                  Job 62   

Direct materials                                     $60,000                   $4,500

Direct labor                                           $25,000                   $2,500

Manufacturing overhead costs              $72,000

Machine hours                                         80,000                     1,350


During 2013, the actual machine-hours totaled 84,000, and actual overhead costs were $71,000.

Instructions: (18 points)

(a)   Compute the predetermined overhead rate.

(b)   Compute the total manufacturing costs for Job 62.

(c)   How much overhead is over or under applied for the year for the company? State the dollar amount and whether it is over- or under applied.

(d)   If Campbell Inc. sells Job 62 for $14,000, compute the gross profit.





4. Write a paragraph explaining the difference between absorption and variable costing. (15 points)









5.The comparative balance sheets for Ashley Company as of December 31 are presented below.




Comparative Balance Sheets

December 31









Accounts receivable








Prepaid expenses












Acc. depr. – equipment








Acc. depr. – building












Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity



Accounts payable




Bonds payable




Common stock, $1 par




Retained earnings








Additional information:

  1. Operating expenses include depreciation expense of $41,747 and charges from prepaid expenses of $6,045.
  2. Land was sold for cash at book value.
  3. Cash dividends of $14,684 were paid.
  4. Net income for 2011 was $37,028.
  5. Equipment was purchased for cash. In addition, equipment costing $22,162 with a book value of $10,199 was sold for $6,272 cash.
  6. Bonds were converted at face value by issuing 39,250 shares of $1 par value common stock.

Instructions: (24 points) Prepare a statement of cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2013, using the indirect method.





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