Managerial Accounting: E9-5 The direct labour budget of Small Corporation

Managerial Accounting 
EXERCISE 9–5 Manufacturing Overhead Budget 
The direct labour budget of Small Corporation for the upcoming fiscal year contains the following details concerning budgeted direct labour-hours: 
First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter 
Budgeted direct labour-hours 5,000 4,800 5,200 5,400 

The company’s variable manufacturing overhead rate is $1.75 per direct labour-hour, and the company’s fixed manufacturing overhead is $35,000 per quarter. The only non-cash item included in the fixed manufacturing overhead is depreciation, which is $15,000 per quarter. 

Required: 
1. Prepare the company’s manufacturing overhead budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 
2.  Compute the company’s manufacturing overhead rate (including both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead) for the upcoming fiscal year. Round off to the nearest whole cent.
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