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Boot Financial Service



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Question 1 Booth Financial Services, LLC has two revenue producing departments, Financial Planning and Business Consulting. The accounting department is trying to determine the best method to allocate $1,000,000 of common costs (secretarial staff, reception personnel, etc), either by salary or number of employees. Information on the revenue departments are as follows: Department Employees Salaries Financial Planning 150 employees $10,000,000 Business Consulting 50 employees $5,000,000 (a) Allocate the $1,000,000 common costs to the two revenue departments using both methods. (b) Why are allocations called arbitrary?

Question 2 Gina’s Boutique makes custom jewelry. One item, the guru necklace, is a best seller and sales in units for the first quarter are as follows: January 100,000 units February 150,000 units March 180,000 units Desired ending inventory is budgeted at 20% of next month sales. Compute production for February.

Question 3 Legal Docs Inc is a legal services firm that files incorporation papers for small businesses. They charge $1,000 per application. This year’s income statement shows the following: Sales $1,295,000 Variable Expenses $1,023,000 Contribution margin $272,000 Fixed costs $250,000 Profit $22,000 Required: (a) Compute the break-even point in units. (b) Compute the contribution margin ratio. (c) Compute the current margin of safety. (d) How many applications must the company sell to make a profit of $350,000?

Question 4 The following data has been taken from Air-Tite company in its first year of business. Units produced 100,000 Units sold 60,000 Units in ending inventory 40,000 Fixed manufacturing overhead $500,000 (a) Compute the amount of fixed manufacturing overhead that would be expensed in the current year if full absorption costing is used. (b) Compute the amount of fixed manufacturing overhead that would be expensed in the current year if variable costing is used. (c) Compute the amount of fixed manufacturing overhead that would be included in ending inventory under full absorption costing.