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4-18 (20 -30 min.) Job costing, normal and actual costing.

Anderson Construction assembles residential houses. It uses a job-costing system with two direct-cost categories (direct materials and direct labor) and one indirect-cost pool (assembly support). Direct labor-hours is the allocation base for assembly support costs. In December 2013, Anderson budgets 2014 assembly-support costs to be $8,000,000 and 2014 direct labor- hours to be 160,000.
At the end of 2014, Anderson is comparing the costs of several jobs that were started and completed in 2014.

Laguna Model Mission Model
Construction period Direct material costs Feb–June 2014
$106,650 May–Oct 2014
Direct labor costs $ 36,276 $ 41,750
Direct labor-hours 920 1,040

Direct materials and direct labor are paid for on a contract basis. The costs of each are known when direct materials are used or when direct labor-hours are worked. The 2014 actual assembly-support costs were $7,614,000, and the actual direct labor-hours were 162,000.

1. Compute the (a) budgeted indirect-cost rate and (b) actual indirect-cost rate. Why do they differ?
2. What are the job costs of the Laguna Model and the Mission Model using (a) normal costing and (b) actual costing?
3. Why might Anderson Construction prefer normal costing over actual costing?

4-20 (20-30 min.) Job costing, accounting for manufacturing overhead, budgeted rates.

The Lynn Company uses a normal job-costing system at its Minneapolis plant. The plant has a machining department and an assembly department. Its job-costing system has two direct-cost categories (direct materials and direct manufacturing labor) and two manufacturing overhead cost pools (the machining department overhead, allocated to jobs based on actual machine-hours, and...

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