1. This assignment is to be submitted in accordance with assessment policy stated in the Subject Outline and Student Handbook.
2. It is the responsibility of the student who is submitting the work, to ensure that the work is in fact her/his own work. Incorporating another’s work or ideas into one’s own work without appropriate acknowledgement is an academic offence. Students can submit all assignments for plagiarism checking (self-check) on Blackboard before final submission in the subject. For further details, please refer to the Subject Outline and Student Handbook.
3. Maximum marks available: 20 marks.
4. Due date of submission: Week 10
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• Assignment Cover page clearly stating your name and student ID’s
• A table of contents including a summary
• Body of the assignment with sections to answer the two sections and with appropriate section headings
• List of references.
2. Spreadsheet and tables if required.
3. Ensure all materials are correctly referenced. Plagiarism will be severely penalised.
Assessment Task Part: A (Activity Based Costing) (10 Marks)
US Bright produces a list of the activities performed at Cravings for cakes and their annual costs. In addition, Bright identifies an activity driver for each activity and the annual quantity of each activity driver. A partial list of activity costs and quantities of activity drivers is shown below:
Cravings for Cakes list of Activities
Activity Activity Cost ($) Activity Driver Annual Quantity of Activity driver
Prepare Annual Accounts 5000 None Available
Process receivables 15000 No. of Invoices 5000 Invoices
Process payables 25000 No. of purchase orders 2500 Purchase orders
Program production 28000 No. of production schedules 1000 schedules
Process Sales order 40000 No. of sales orders 4000 sales orders
Dispatch sales order 30000 No. of dispatches 2500 dispatches
Develop and test products 60000 Assigned directly to products
Load mixers 14050 No. of batches 1000 batches
Operate mixers 45900 No. of kilograms 200000 kilograms
Clean mixers 6900 No. of trays 1000 batches
Move mixture to filling 3450 No. of cakes/pastries 200 000 kilograms
Clean trays 20000 No. of trays 16000 trays
Fill trays 16000 No. of cakes/pastries 800,000 cakes/pastries
Move to baking 8000 No. of trays 16,000 trays
Set up ovens 50000 No. of batches 1000 batches
Bake Cakes/Pastries 130000 No. of batches 1000 batches
Move to packing 40000 No. of trays 16,000 trays
Pack cakes/pastries 80000 No. of cakes/pastries 800,000 cakes/pastries
Inspect pastries 2500 No. of pastries 50,000 pastries
Construct an Excel spreadsheet to
a. Calculate the cost per unit of activity driver for the activities listed (04 Marks)
b. Based on the information in the following table, prepare a bill of activities and determine the cost per unit for Lamington (05 Marks)
c. What other costs must be added to calculate the product cost for Lamington? (01 Mark)
Lamington (Batch Size 1000; Annual Volume 100,000)
Activity Consumed Annual Quantity of Activity Driver
Process Receivables 500 Invoices
Process Payables 200 Purchase Orders
Program Production 100 Production Schedules
Process Sales Order 400 Sales Orders
Load Mixers 100 Batches
Operate Mixers 30 000 Kilograms
Clean Mixers 100 Batches
Move mixture to filling 30 000 Kilograms
Clean trays 2000 trays
Fill trays 100 000 cakes
Move to baking 2000 trays
Set up ovens 100 Batches
Bake cakes/pastries 100 Batches
Move to packing 2000 trays
Pack Cakes/Pastries 100 000 cakes
Dispatch Sales Order 500 Sales orders
Develop and Test product $600 assigned directly to this product
Assessment Task Part B (Budgeting) (10 Marks)
Using Budgets to Evaluate Business Decisions:
Hawthorn Leisure Works (HLW) offers tennis courts and other physical fitness facilities to its members. The club has 2000 members. Revenue is derived from annual membership fees and hourly court fees. The annual membership fees are:
Approximately half the members are family and the remaining memberships are split equally between individuals and students. For the next two financial years, the hourly court fees are $8 and
$12, depending on the season and the time of the day (prime versus non-prime time). There are 10 courts each club. The courts are available for 12 hours per day, from 9am to 9pm.
The peak tennis season runs from October to April (181 days). During this period, court usage averages from 90 to 100 per cent of capacity during prime time (5pm to 9pm) and 50 to 60 per cent of capacity during the remaining hours (9am to 4pm). Daily court usage during the off season averages from 20 to 40 per cent of capacity, and is charged at $6 per hour. All of HLW’s memberships expire at the end of September. A substantial amount of cash receipts is collected during the early part of the tennis season due to renewal of annual membership fees and heavy court usage. However, cash receipts are not as large in autumn and drop significantly in the winter months.
For the start of the new financial year on 1 October, HLW is considering introducing a new membership and fee structure in an attempt to improve its cash flow planning. Under the new membership plan, only an annual membership fee would be charged rather than a membership fee plus hourly court fees. There would be two classes of membership, with annual fees as follows:
The annual fee would be collected in advance at the time the membership application was completed. Members would be allowed to use the tennis courts as often as they wished during the year under the new plan. All future memberships would be sold under these new terms. A special promotional campaign would be instituted to attract new members and to encourage current members to remain with the club. The annual fees for individual and family memberships would be reduced to $250 and $450 respectively if members pay for their yearly memberships in advance during the two month promotional campaign.
HLW’s management estimate that 70% of the current members will continue with the club and student members would convert to individual membership. The most active members (45% of current members) would pay the yearly fee in advance and receive the special fee reduction, while
the remaining members who continued would renew memberships in October. Those members who could not re-join are not considered active (that is, they five times or less than a year). Management estimates that the loss of members would be offset fully by new members within six months of instituting the new plan. These new members would pay a proportional amount of the yearly fee on joining. Furthermore, many of the new members would be individuals would pay during non-prime time. Management estimates the adequate court time will be available for all members under the new plan.
If the new membership plan is adopted, it would be instituted at the start of the financial year (1 October), which is the start of the tennis season. The special promotional campaign would be conducted during August and September, prior to the start of the new financial year.
Your consulting firm has been hired to help HLW to evaluate its new fee structure. Explain the following issues to report to your managing director:
a) Will HLW’s new membership plan and fee structure improve its ability to plan its cash
receipts? Explain. (2marks)
b) Estimate the effect on sales revenue resulting from the planned change in fee structure for the next financial year, which starts 1 October and ends on 30 September. State any assumptions that you need to make. (5marks)
c) HLW should evaluate the new membership plan and fee structure completely before it decides to adopt or reject it. Identify the key factors that HLW should consider in its evaluation. (3marks)