January 2023

Marginal Costing: Introduction

By |2022-09-15T12:30:35+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Marginal Costing: Introduction

  • We have already looked at absorption costing here
  • Now it is time to examine marginal costing which is an alternative way of looking at things
  • For while absorption costing treats production overheads as a product cost by assigning a share of these […]
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Marginal Costing: Statement of Profit or Loss

By |2022-09-15T12:30:34+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Marginal Costing: Statement of Profit or Loss

  • As has been outlined here there are differences between marginal costing and absorption costing
  • One such stark difference is in the format of statements of profit
  • Below is a proforma Statement of Profit using marginal costing

Marginal Costing Statement […]

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Marginal Costing: Statement of Profit Worked Example

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Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Marginal Costing: Statement of Profit Example

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Reconciliation of absorption and marginal profits

By |2022-09-15T12:30:33+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Reconciliation of marginal costing and absorption costing profits

  • Because absorption costing includes the cost of fixed overheads in:
    1. Opening and closing inventory and
    2. Cost of sales
  • There will be inevitable differences in profit figures calculated using the two methods
  • These differences will arise whenever there […]
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Reconciliation of Marginal Costing and Absorption Costing Profits Example

By |2022-09-15T12:30:33+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Reconciliation of marginal costing and absorption costing profits

  • As has been said here, due to changes in inventory levels from period to period
  • The profit figures obtained using absorption costing and marginal costing method might vary
  • It is now time to look at an example

The […]

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The differences between marginal and absorption costing

By |2022-09-15T12:30:32+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Marginal Costing vs Absorption Costing

  • Having introduced you to both absorption costing and marginal costing
  • It is time to look at some of the differences between the two
  • In discussing marginal costing we have already pointed out the differences between it and marginal costing
  • […]

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Absorption Costing: Introduction

By |2022-09-15T12:30:47+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Absorption Costing: Introduction

  • As already said in the introduction to costing for overheads
  • Businesses need to know the cost of production for each unit of production
  • There are many reasons why a business would need to know this:
    1. To calculate a selling price that […]
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Uses and Limitations of Marginal Costing

By |2022-09-15T12:30:31+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Uses and Limitations of Marginal Costing

  • According to research by CIMA the leading Management Institute
  • Traditional costing methods such as Absorption costing are still in widely used by manufacturing businesses throughout the world
  • There is are reasons for this:

Uses/Advantages of Absorption costing

  • Marginal costing is easy […]
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Overhead apportionment, allocation and allotment

By |2022-09-15T12:30:45+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Overhead apportionment, allocation and allotment

  • As already pointed out here at the first step of absorption costing  involves the processes of:
    1. Allocation
    2. Allotment and
    3. Apportionment
  • In very simple cases where there is only product none of this is necessary as overheads can be easily […]
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Absorption of Overheads: More than one product one department worked example

By |2022-09-15T12:30:44+02:00January 24th, 2023|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Absorption of Overheads: More than one product one department worked example

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