ACC 604 ACC604 Chapter 6 Homework Answers (National University)

ACC 604 ACC604 Chapter 6 Homework Answers (National University)


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ACC 604 ACC/604 ACC604 Homework Chapter 6 Solutions (National University)

Chapter Six:

1. In what fundamental ways does activity-based costing differ from traditional costing methods such as job-order costing as described in Chapter 4?

2. Why is direct labor a poor base for allocating overhead in many companies?

3. Why are top management support and cross-functional involvement crucial when attempting to implement an activity-based costing system?

4. What are unit-level, batch-level, product-level, customer-level, and organization sustaining activities?

5. What types of costs should not be assigned to products in an activity-based costing system?

6. Why are there two stages of allocation in activity-based costing?

7. Why is the first stage of the allocation process in activity-based costing often based on interviews?

8. When activity-based costing is used, why do manufacturing overhead costs often shift from high volume products to low-volume products?

9. How can the activity rates (i.e., cost per activity) for the various activities be used to target process improvements?

10. Why is activity-based costing, described in this chapter, is unacceptable for external financial reports?

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