BA225 Managerial Accounting: Module 2 Assignment (Allen Labinski and Tharp and Kostrivas)

BA225 Managerial Accounting
Module 2 Assignment

Problem 1:
Allen Labinski has prepared the following list of statements about process cost accounting. Identify each statement as true or false. If false, indicate how to correct the statement.
1. Process cost systems are used to apply costs to similar products that are mass-produced in a continuous fashion.
2. A process cost system is used when each finished unit is indistinguishable from another.
3. Companies that produce soft drinks, motion pictures, and computers chips would all use process cost accounting.
4. In a process cost system, costs are tracked by individual jobs.
5. Job order costing and process costing track different manufacturing costs elements.
6. Both job order costing and process costing account for direct materials, direct labor, and manufacturing overhead.
7. Costs flow through the accounts in the same basic way for both job order costing and process costing.
8. In a process cost system, only one work in process account is used.
9. In a process cost system, costs are summarized in a job cost sheet.
10. In a process cost system, the unit cost is total manufacturing costs for the period divided by the units produced during the period.

NOTE: Fill in the table below with your responses; write correction for false statements below the table:

Problem 2:
Tharp and Kostrivas is a law firm that is initiating an activity-based costing system. Ben Tharp, the senior partner and strong supporter of ABC, has prepared the following list of activities performed by a typical attorney in a day at the firm. Classify each of the activities listed by Ben Tharp as value-added or non-value-added and defend your classification. How much was value-added and how much was non-value-added?
Activities Hours
Writing contracts and letters 1.00
Attending staff meetings 0.50
Taking depositions 1.00
Doing research 1.00
Traveling to/from court 1.00
Contemplating legal strategy 1.00
Eating lunch 1.00
Litigating a case in course 2.50
Entertaining a prospective client 2.00
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