8-21: Compute Equivalent Units—Ethical Issues— cont’d 1.The change will reduce the unit cost for the units transferred to finished goods. $$$/(larger EUs)=smaller unit cost Larger % completion means higher EI cost 2.It is not ethical; there is no reason to believe the change reflects anything other than a desire for reporting better results. What is violated in IMA Code?? (p. 23) 3.It is unlikely to be successful for long. An accounting system keeps track of actual costs. If a manager postpones reporting them this period, they will be reported next period or shortly thereafter.
Institute of Management Accountants Code of Ethics CompetenceConfidentiality IntegrityCredibility
Competence Members have a responsibility to: 1.Maintain an appropriate level of professional expertise by continually developing knowledge and skills. 2.Perform professional duties in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and technical standards. 3.Provide decision support information and recommendations that are accurate, clear, concise, and timely. 4.Recognize and communicate professional limitations or other constraints that would preclude responsible judgment or successful performance of activity.
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8-21 concluded 3. It is unlikely to be successful for long. An accounting system keeps track of actual costs. If a manager postpones reporting them this period, they will be reported next period or shortly thereafter.
8-52 cont’d These costs, plus the cost of material, make up the cost of units completed and the ending inventories of WIP. See next slide…
8-52 cont’d Product Material Cost Number of Units Unit Material Cost Rookie$18,000÷600=$ 30 Novice17,280÷480=36 Hiker13,050÷290=45 Expert11,250÷150=75 The material costs per unit are: Product Unit Material Cost Stitching Department Unit Cost Customizing Department Unit Cost Unit Cost Rookie$30+$ 42+$ –0–= $ 72 Novice36+42+36=114 Hiker45+42+36=123 Expert75+42+36= 153 Cost of units transferred to finished goods:
8-52 cont’d Material costNumber of Units Unit Cost Total Cost Rookie60 $30$ 1,800 Novice30 361,080 Hiker20 45900 Expert30 752,250 Total material cost $ 6,030 Conversion costs 56* 422,352 Total $ 8,382 Work-in-Process Ending Inventory, Stitching. * 140 units, 40% complete
Pr. 52 concluded Material costNumber of Units Unit Cost Total Cost Novice10 $36360 Hiker20 45900 Expert20 751,500 Total material cost $ 2,760 Conversion costs From Stitching 50 422,100 From Customizing 10* 36360 Total conversion costs $2,460 Total $ 5,220 Customizing Department:. * 50 units, 20% complete
Comments on 8-52 The problem is a little odd in that there are two process-costing-type departments and no job costing department. It seems that the Customizing department would take a job-costing approach. It might perform truly custom work on the different models, such as adding custom designs or corporate trademarks, etc. – If so, individual jobs would be tracked in the Customizing department for truly custom work.