Project #61025 - Managerial Accounting

two discussions and assignment discussion do in a few hours and assignment due sunday. I am central time. i need the discussions by 8 pm central time or sooner.

 

discussion 1:

In Chapter 3, you were introduced to three types of costs associated with a manufactured product – direct materials, direct labor, and manufacturing overhead.  Explain how these costs are associated with the manufactured product.  Why are some of these costs allocated to the product through costing methods such as job order costing or process costing? As part of your response, please read the article First Solar preview: Manufacturing costs, project order book in the spotlight and provide a specific example of this company’s manufacturing costs. Your initial post should be 200-250 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

Guided Response:
Review several of your classmates’ postings.  Respond to at least two of your classmates by explaining why you agree or disagree with their explanations.  Provide examples to clarify and support your point of view.    



Discussion 2:

Explain the similarities and differences between job order costing and process costing.  In your explanation, provide examples of when job order costing and process costing would be most appropriate. Your initial post should be 200 to 250 words.

Guided Response:
Review several of your classmates’ postings and consider the examples they’ve shared of the appropriate use of job order costing and process costing.  Respond to at least two of your classmates by sharing professional experiences you’ve had with these costing methods or by adding an additional example to expand thinking. 


Assignment:

Auerbach Enterprises

Complete: Case 3A (Auerbach Enterprises)

In this case, you are provided the overhead cost data for the Auerbach Enterprises.  Management needs advice in determining how to allocate these costs utilizing a job order costing system either department-wide or company-wide.   Address Questions 1 through 5 located at the end of the case.  Based on the case questions, you are required to provide a three to five double-spaced written report addressing management’s concerns and providing recommendations.  The written report should be properly formatted according to APA guidelines and demonstrate research and critical thinking skills.  Conclusions and recommendations should be supported by at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Library or other external sources, excluding the textbook. 

For Questions 1 through 4, you will need to complete several calculations. Be sure to label and clearly identify your work to demonstrate your understanding of the concept even if you arrive at the incorrect answer.  The calculations should be included as part of your analysis and written recommendations required for submission. 

For Question 5, fully address management’s concerns as part of your written analysis and recommendation using the new or the previous calculations to support your recommendation/explanation.  The written analysis should be supported by at least two scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.

Week 2 Written Assignment should:

  • Demonstrate graduate level work including appropriate research and critical thinking skills.
  • Be presented as a written analysis (not a question/answer format).
  • Incorporate case questions into the overall analysis.
  • Follow APA formatting guidelines including title page, reference page and in-text citations.
  • Consists of three to five double-spaced pages of content.
  • Provide at least two scholarly sources, excluding the textbook.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/05/2015 12:00 am
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