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Why a favorable fixed overhead expenditure variance might be reported?

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The price variance might result from use of cheaper but inferior quality materials hence though it will be cheaper , the final product will be compromised .

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A favorable fixed overhead volume variance occurs if?

Favourable fixed overhead variance occurs when actual fixed cost is less than the budgeted fixed overhead expenses.

If the controllable overhead variance is favorable the overhead volume variance?

volume variance relates to Fixed cost absorption, where as controllable variances arise due difference in actual variable spending per activity measure.

What is combined overhead variance?

Combined overhead variance = fixed overhead variance + variable overhead varianceFixed Overhead :which remains fixed and donot change upto certain level of productionVariable Overhead: which keep changing with the change in production units.

What is the fixed manufacturing overhead budget variance equal to?

Fixed manufacturing overhead budget variance is?

What difference between a favorable variance and an unfavorable variance?

Favourable variance is that variance which is good for business while unfavourable variance is bad for business

When would a variance be labeled as favorable?


What is favourable variance?

A favorable variance is the difference between the budgeted or standard cost and the actual cost. If the actual cost is less than budgeted or standard cost, it is a favorable variance.

What is the difference between variable overheads cost variance andfixed overheads cost variance?

Variable overhead cost variance is that variance which is in variable overheads costs between the standard cost and the actual variable cost WHILE fixed overheads cost variance is variance between standard fixed overhead cost and actual fixed overhead cost.

Fixed-overhead budget variance?

Fixed overhead budgeted variance is the difference between estimated budgeted cost and actual fixed overhead cost of production.

What if budgeted manufacturing overhead is not equal to applied manufacturing overhead?

There is a variance.

If actual overhead for the year is 33451 and applied overhead is 32000 is the overhead variance over applied or under applied assuming the amount is immaterial how would you dispose of the variance?

Difference between actual overhead and applied overhead is as follows: Difference = 33451 - 32000 = 1450 Difference of variance will be charged to income statement.

What does a favorable direct materials efficiency variance indicate?

A favorable direct materials efficiency variance indicates that you are using less material in production than was budgeted for.

Why would a favorable price variance for material might be the cause of unfavorable quantity variance?

A favorable/unfavorable price variance does not effect your quantity variance. The reason you would see a favorable price variance and an unfavorable quantity variance is because you consumed more materials than your standard allows AND the price you paid for those material was less than your standard price. If you paid more than your standard price, you would have experienced an unfavorable variance in both quantity and price.

Benefits of calculating budget variance?

Budgeted variance analysis is very helpful in controlling the cost and expenditure of products and also helpful in determining the variation in the production expenditure with budgeted expenditure and help to eliminate variances in future and make better budgets.

Is overhead spending variance affected by excessive usage or waste of overhead materials?


What is One potential cause of Total Manufacturing Overhead Variance?

If the estimated materials, labor or overhead costs allocated for a manufacturing order is different from the actual cost of the MO then the potential result is a Manufacturing Overhead Variance.

Is the materials price variance the least significant from a standpoint of cost control?

NO - Fixed Overhead Volume Variance

What is the meaning of fixed overhead total variances in an absorption costing system?

Fixed overhead variance means actual fixed overhead cost was more than it was actually budgeted before start of operations.

13-48 overhead variances Calculate the Efficiency variances?

Overhead Variances 13-48 pg 62213-48 Overhead VariancesStudy Appendix 13. Consider the following data for the Rivera Company:Factory OverheadFixed VariableActual incurred $14,200 $13,300Budget for standard hours allowedfor output achieved 12,500 11,000Applied 11,600 11,000Budget for actual hours of input 12,500 11,400From the above information, fill in the blanks below. Be sure to mark your variances F for favorableand U for unfavorable.a. Flexible-budget variance $______ Fixed $______Variable $______b. Production-volume variance $______ Fixed $______Variable $______c. Spending variance $______ Fixed $______Variable $______d. Efficiency variance $______ Fixed $______Variable $______

Why a favorable direct materials price variance might be of concern?

A favorable direct materials price variance may be the result of the purchase of cheaper materials that may be of inferior quality, thereby causing an inferior product. An inferior quality can also cause more spoilage and waste.

What are the causes for adverse overhead capacity variance?

Incurring higher fixed costs than were planned for in the budget can cause adverse overhead capacity variance. Other caused can include planning errors, inefficient management of fixed overheads, and business expansion that was not added to the budget.

Why do you need applied overhead rate?

We need applied overhead rate to know about the overhead variance. Otherwise how will we know how much overhead expenses should have been incurred and how much is actually incurred? Predetermined rate multiplied by the actual unit level activity is applied overhead

How do you calculate applied overhead?

Many companies will have a 'historical' OVHD rate, or calculate a budgeted rate.Presuming budgeted or est-ovhd cost of 750,000Presuming budgeted or est-direct-labor 500,000Overhead rate = estimated overhead costs/estimated activity base750,000 / 500,000Overhead rate =1.5 or 150%Since job-labor is the basis for Applied Overhead,Applied overhead = rate from above x actual direct labor.1.5 510,000Applied overhead = 765Prorate the overhead variance to the appropriate accounts765 - 750 = variance of 15K

What is the definition for target rate range?

Peaceful Corporation manufactures figurines based on the following information.Standard costs$20Materials (4 ounces at $5)$8Direct labor (1 hour per unit)$4Variable overhead (based on direct labor hours)Fixed overhead budget$19,000Actual results and costsMaterials purchasedUnits9,000Cost$39,600Materials used in productionFinished product units2,000Raw material (ounces)8,200Direct labor hours2,000Direct labor cost$20,000Variable overhead costs$5,980Fixed overhead costs$19,500Required:Prepare a performance report for Peaceful using the following headings.Actual Production CostsFlexible Budget CostsFlexible Budget VariancesMaterials usage varianceLabor rate varianceLabor efficiency varianceVariable overhead spending varianceVariable overhead efficiency varianceFixed overhead budget varianceCompute the following variances (show calculations).Give one possible explanation for each of the six variances computed in part b.

Favorable materials quanity variance?

In cost accounting, a variance is the difference between what we expected to happen (what we planned for when we created the budget) and what actually happened. If we produce more units from a given quantity of raw material than we expected to produce when we set up the budget, we have a favorable materials quantity variance, because we produced the goods more efficiently than we had planned for. We have used the raw materials with less waste than expected.