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PROBLEM 10B 4 Comprehensive Variance Analysis Journal Entries LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 Vermont Mills, Inc., is a large producer of men’s and women’s clothing The company uses standard costs for all

PROBLEM 10B–4 Comprehensive Variance Analysis; Journal Entries [LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5]

Vermont Mills, Inc., is a large producer of men’s and women’s clothing. The company uses stan- dard costs for all of its products. The standard costs and actual costs for a recent period are given below for one of the company’s product lines (per unit of product):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard: 1.6 hours at $1.80 per hour . . . . . . . . . . .

Actual: 1.4 hours at $2.15 per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.88

 

 

3.01

Total cost per unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$24.48

 

$24.54

 

During this period, the company produced 4,800 units of product. A comparison of standard and actual costs for the period on a total cost basis is given below:

 

Actual costs: 4,800 units at $24.54 . . . . . . . . . .

$117,792

Standard costs: 4,800 units at $24.48 . . . . . . . .

117,504

Difference in cost—unfavorable . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$       288

 

 

 

 

 

There was no inventory of materials on hand to start the period. During the period, 21,120 yards of materials were purchased and used in production.

Required:

1.       For direct materials:

a.       Compute the price and quantity variances for the period.

b.       Prepare journal entries to record all activity relating to direct materials for the period.

2.       For direct labor:

a.       Compute the rate and efficiency variances.

b.       Prepare a journal entry to record the incurrence of direct labor cost for the period.

3.       Compute the variable manufacturing overhead rate and efficiency variances.

4.       On seeing the $288 total cost variance, the company’s president stated, “This variance of $288 is only 0.2% of the $117,504 standard cost for the period. It’s obvious that our costs are well under control.” Do you agree? Explain.

5.       State possible causes of each variance that you have computed.

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