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ASHFORD BUS 630 Week 3 DQ 1 Fixed labor

ASHFORD BUS 630 Week 3 DQ 1 Fixed labor

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1st Posting Due by Day 3. Fixed Labor. Far North Telecom, Ltd., of Ontario, has organized a new division to manufacture and sell specialty cellular telephones. The division’s monthly costs are shown in the table below. Far North Telecom regards all of its workers as full-time employees and the company has a long-standing no layoff policy. Furthermore, production is highly automated. Accordingly, the company includes its labor costs in its fixed manufacturing overhead. The cellular phones sell for $150 each. During September, the first month of operations, the following activity was recorded: 12,000 units produced, 10,000 units sold. Comment on the five questions below the table. You may use the publisher supplied Excel template found in your online classroom. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings.

Manufacturing costs:

Variable costs per unit:

Direct Materials


Variable manufacturing Critiquing a Variance Report


Fixed manufacturing Critiquing a Variance Report costs (total)


Selling and administration costs:


12% of sales

Fixed (total)


a. Compute the unit product cost under:

i. absorption costing

ii. variable costing

b. Prepare an absorption costing income statement for September

c. Prepare a contribution format income statement for September using variable costing.

d. Assume that the company must obtain additional financing in order to continue operations. As a member of top management, would you prefer to rely n the statement in (b) above or in (3) above when meeting with a group of prospective investors?

e. Reconcile the absorption costing and variable costing net operating incomes in (2) and (3) above.