September 2018

Uses and Limitations of Marginal Costing

By |2022-09-15T12:30:31+02:00September 18th, 2018|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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The differences between marginal and absorption costing

By |2022-09-15T12:30:32+02:00September 17th, 2018|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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Reconciliation of absorption and marginal profits

By |2022-09-15T12:30:33+02:00September 4th, 2018|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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August 2018

Marginal Costing: Statement of Profit or Loss

By |2022-09-15T12:30:34+02:00August 23rd, 2018|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: Introduction

By |2022-09-15T12:30:35+02:00August 23rd, 2018|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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Uses and Limitations of Absorption Costing

By |2022-09-15T12:30:36+02:00August 16th, 2018|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: Uses and Limitations of Absorption 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

  • Often used […]

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Absorption Costing: Statement of Profit Worked Example

By |2022-09-15T12:30:36+02:00August 16th, 2018|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 Worked Example

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Absorption costing:Statement of Profit or Loss

By |2022-09-15T12:30:38+02:00August 11th, 2018|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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Absorption Costing: Over and Under-absorption

By |2022-09-15T12:30:39+02:00August 10th, 2018|Cambridge AS A Level Accounting, Notes, ZIMSEC A Level Accounting|

Cambrige AS and A Level Accounting Notes (9706)/ ZIMSEC  Advanced Accounting Level Notes: Over and Under-absorption

  • As has been said before overhead absorption rates are calculated in advance
  • The formula for getting an overhead absorption rate is:
  • \text{OAR=}\dfrac{\text{Budgeted Production Overhead}}{\text{Budgeted Level of Activity}}
  • The budgeted level of activity can be units,labour hours, machine hours etc
  • It is […]

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Absorption of Overheads: Solution to Reapportionment of service costs question

By |2022-09-15T12:30:40+02:00August 10th, 2018|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

  • This is a solution to the question found here
  • First we will use the repeated distribution method to redistribute service costs
  • Lastly we will use the algebraic method to reapportion costs
  • We have already looked at why […]

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