Cranium Creations develops, produces, and distributes a line of intellectually challenging and stimulating games. The company's accounting department has accumulated the following information for the purpose of computing and interpreting the company's factory overhead variances.
|Standard hours at 100% of normal capacity||8,300|
|Actual hours for actual units produced||9,100|
|Standard hours for actual production||8,700|
|Variable factory overhead rate||$5.00 per hour|
|Fixed factory overhead rate||$3.25 per hour|
|Actual variable factory overhead||$57,350|
|Actual fixed factory overhead||$27,600|
A) Based on the preceding information, what is Cranium Creations' variable factory overhead controllable variance?
B) Based on the preceding information, what is Cranium Creations' fixed factory overhead volume variance?
Factory Overhead Variances:
Overhead refers to the indirect costs attributable to the production process but not necessarily to individual units of production. These indirect costs include items such as management salaries, rent expense, and repairs and maintenance. Management develops expectations for overhead costs based on historical data and industry norms; however, these standards are only approximations. Thus, standards often vary from actual results. These differences are called variances.
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A) Calculate the variable factory overhead controllable variance
The variable factory overhead controllable variance refers to the portion of the...
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In accounting, variance refers to the difference between actual and projected expenditures. Learn how to calculate variance formulas for cost accounting, explore price, efficiency, spending, and variable overhead variances, and understand the importance of each in evaluating financial performance.