January 2023

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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Absorption of Overheads: More than one department and more than one product 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 department and more than one department worked example

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Absorption of Overheads: Overhead Analysis Sheet Example

By |2022-09-15T12:30:43+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: Overhead Analysis Sheet Example

  • In this example we will look at how you can use an overhead analysis sheet to allocate and apportion overhead costs
  • It is important to note that while the format shown below is the most popular
  • It is entirely […]

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Absorption of Overheads: Reapportionment of service costs where there is interwork

By |2022-09-15T12:30:41+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: Reapportionment of service costs where there is interwork

  • We have already looked at the need for reapportioning the portion of overheads that would have been allocated and apportioned to service cost centres
  • We also looked a simple example where there was no inter work among departments […]

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Absorption costing:Statement of Profit or Loss

By |2022-09-15T12:30:38+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:Statement of Profit or Loss

  • Profit is the overriding aim of most businesses and for this reason management accountants do also prepare income statements (also known as statement of profit or loss)
  • Although similar in spirit to the Income Statement prepared by Financial Accountants it […]

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