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Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HI5017
Unit Name: Managerial Accounting
Assignment: Tutorial Questions
Due: 13 October, 2020 at 11.59pm
Weighting: 50%
Total Assignment Marks: 50 marks
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Synthesize and critically analyse information from various sources and provide recommendations to improve the operations of organisations through the application of management accounting techniques;
2. Critically evaluate the various approaches to performance measurement and control in various types of organisations, and devise and evaluate indicators of performance.
3. Demonstrate the need for a balance between financial and non-financial information in decision making, control and performance evaluation applications of management accounting.
4. Analyse a company’s financial statements and/or management reports and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the company and articulate these to the various stakeholders.
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are:
Question 2 - Week 3 (7 marks)
Tik Tok Company manufactures customized coffee tables. The following relates to Job No. X10, an order for 150 coffee tables:
Direct materials used $22 800
Direct labour hours worked 600
Direct labour rate per hour $16.00
Machine hours used 400
Applied factory overhead rate per machine hour $30.00
Required:
a) What is the total manufacturing cost for Job No. X10? (3 marks)
b) Calculate the cost per coffee table for Job No. X10? (2 marks)
c) List two uses of this unit cost information to the managers at Tik Tok Company. (2 marks)
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Question 2 - Week 5 (11 marks)
TikTok Electronics manufactures an aluminium fibre tripod model “TRI-X” which sells for $1,600. The production cost computed per unit under traditional costing for each model in 2019 was as follows:
Traditional Costing TRIX
Direct Materials $700
Direct Labour ($20/hour) $120
Manufacturing overhead ($38 per DLH) $228
Total per unit cost $1, 048
In 2019, TikTok Electronics manufactured 26,000 units of TRI-X. Under traditional costing, the gross profit on TRI-X was $552 ($1,600-$1,048). Management is considering phasing out TRIX as it has continuously failed to reach the gross profit target of $600. Before finalizing its decision, management asks TikTok Electronics management accountant to prepare an analysis using activity-based costing (ABC). The management accountant accumulates the following information about overhead for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Activity Cost Pools Cost Drivers Estimated Overhead Expected Use of Cost Drivers
Purchasing Number of orders $1,200,000 40,000
Machine setups Number of setups 900,000 18,000
Machining Machine hours 4,800,000 120,000
Quality Control Number of inspections 700,000 28,000
The cost drivers used:
Cost Drivers TRI-X Product
Purchase orders 17,000
Machine setups 5,000
Machine hours 75,000
Inspections 11,000
Required:
1. Calculate the activity rates for each of the overhead items using the four cost drivers. (3 marks)
2. Using the rates in (1) determine the unit cost for TRI-X. (4 marks)
3. Calculate the gross profit of each model of TRI-X based on ABC costings and recommend whether or not TRI-X should be discontinued. (4 marks)
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Question 3 - Week 6 (11 marks)
A new company, is being established to manufacture and sell an electronic tracking device: the Trackit. The owners are excited about the future profits that the business will generate. They have forecast that sales will grow to 2,600 Trackits per month within five months and will be at that level for the remainder of the first year.
The owners will invest a total of $250,000 in cash on the first day of operations (that is the first day of July). They will also transfer non-current assets into the company.
Extracts from the company’s business plan are shown below.
Sales
The forecast sales for the first five months are:
Month Trackits (units)
July 1,000
August 1,500
September 2,000
October 2,400
November 2,600
The selling price has been set at $140 per Trackit.
Sales receipts
Sales will be mainly through large retail outlets. The pattern for the receipt of payment is expected to be as follows:
Time of payment % of sales value
Immediately 15 *
One month later 25
Two months later 40
Three months later 15
The balance represents anticipated bad debts.
* A 4% discount will be given for immediate payment
Production
The budget production volumes in units are:
July August September October
1,450 1,650 2,120 2,460
Variable production cost
The budgeted variable production cost is $90 per unit, comprising:
$
Direct materials 60
Direct labour 10
Variable production overheads 20
Total variable cost 90
Direct materials: Payment for purchases will be made in the month following receipt of materials. There will be no opening inventory of materials in July. It will be company policy to hold inventory at the end of each month equal to 20% of the following month’s production requirements.
Direct labour will be paid in the month in which the production occurs.
Variable production overheads: 65% will be paid in the month in which production occurs and the remainder will be paid one month later.
Fixed overhead costs
Fixed overheads are estimated at $840,000 per annum and are expected to be incurred in equal amounts each month. 60% of the fixed overhead costs will be paid in the month in which they are incurred and 15% in the following month. The balance represents depreciation of noncurrent assets.
Required:
a) Prepare a cash receipts budget schedule for each of the first three months (July – September), including the total receipts per month. (3 marks)
b) Prepare a material purchases budget schedule for each of the first three months (July – September), including the total purchases per month. (4 marks)
c) Prepare a cash budget for the month of July. Include the owners’ cash contributions (4 marks)
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2 8 (7 marks)
Perfumes Ltd has two divisions: the Perfume Division and the Bottle Division. The company is decentralised and each division is evaluated as a profit centre. The Bottle Division produces bottles that can be used by the Perfume Division. The Bottle Divisions variable manufacturing cost per unit is $3.00 and shipping costs are $0.20 per unit. The Bottle Divisions external sales price is $4.00 per unit. No shipping costs are incurred on sales to the Perfume Division. The Perfume Division can purchase similar bottles in the external market for $3.50.
The Bottle Division has sufficient capacity to meet all external market demands in addition to meeting the demands of the Perfume Division.
Required:
a) Using the general rule, determine the minimum transfer price. (2 marks)
b) Assume the Bottle Division has no excess capacity and can sell everything produced externally. Would the transfer price change? (2 marks)
c) Assume the Bottle Division has no excess capacity and can sell everything produced externally. What is the maximum amount Perfume Division would be willing to pay for the bottles? (2 marks)
d) When is it more appropriate to use market-based transfer price rather than cost-based transfer price? (1 mark)
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3 10 (7 marks)
International Printer Machines (IPM) builds three computer printer models: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Information for these three products is as follows:
Alpha Beta Gamma Total
Selling price per unit $250 $400 $1 500
Variable cost per unit $80 $200 $800
Expected unit sales (annual) 12,000 6,000 2,000 20,000
Sales mix 50 percent 40 percent 10 percent 100 percent
Total annual fixed costs are $5,000,000. Assume the sales mix remains the same at all levels of sales.
Required:
a) Calculate the weighted average unit contribution margin, assuming a constant sales mix. (2 marks)
b) How many units of each printer must be sold to break even? (3 marks)
c) i) Explain what is margin of safety (1 mark) ii) Calculate in sales units the margin of safety for IPM, assuming projected sales are 25,000 units? (1 mark)
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3 11 (7 marks)
GEM Limited has a single product Flicks. The company normally produces and sells 80,000 units of Flicks each year at a price of $240 per unit. The company’s unit costs at this level of activity are as follow:
Direct material $57.00
Direct labour 60.00
Variable manufacturing overhead 16.80
Fixed manufacturing overhead 30.00
Variable selling and administrative costs 10.20
Fixed selling and administrative costs 27.00
Total unit cost $201.00
GEM has sufficient capacity to produce 100 000 units of Flicks a year without any increase in fixed manufacturing overhead.
Required:
(a) GEM has an opportunity to sell 10 000 units to an overseas customer. Import duties and other special costs associated with this order would total $42 000. The only selling costs that would be associated with the order would be a shipping cost of $9.00 per unit. What would be the minimum acceptable unit price for GEM to consider this order?
(hint: GEM would not accept the order if it would reduce the company’s profit) (3 marks)
(b) The company has 200 units of Flicks on hand that were produced two months ago. Due to blemishes on the units, it will be impossible to sell these units at the normal price. If the company wishes to sell them through regular sales channels, what would be the relevant cost for setting the minimum price? Explain. (2 marks)
(c) “All future costs are relevant in decision making.” Do you agree? Explain. (2 marks)
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Submission Directions:
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
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Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
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Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020
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In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and your history of academic misconduct issues.
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