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ACC350 Cost Accounting and Management Decisions

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Question;Conduct research on a U.S. manufacturing company that produces two (2) or more products.Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:1. Describe the company researched, indicating the primary products manufactured.2. Examine the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost- volume analysis decisions by managers.3. Analyze the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and examine the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.4. Compare the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Evaluate strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.5. Use at least three (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:? Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. Points: 240 Assignment 1: Cost Accounting and Management Decisions Criteria Unacceptable Below 60% F Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A1. Describe the company researched, indicating the primary productsDid not submit or incompletely described the companyInsufficiently described the company researched,Partially described the company researched,Satisfactorily described the company researched,Thoroughly described the company researched,ACC 350 ? Assignments and Rubrics? 2013 Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary informationand may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission ofStrayer University.ACC 350 Student Version 1134 (1085 5-6-2013) Final Page 8 of 11manufactured.Weight: 20%researched, indicating the primary products manufactured.indicating the primary products manufactured.indicating the primary products manufactured.indicating the primary products manufactured.indicating the primary products manufactured.2. Examine the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost- volume analysis decisions by managers. Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletely examined the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost- volume analysis decisions by managers.Insufficiently examined the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost-volume analysis decisions by managers.Partially examined the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost-volume analysis decisions by managers.Satisfactorily examined the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost-volume analysis decisions by managers.Thoroughly examined the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost-volume analysis decisions by managers.3. Analyze the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and examine the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and did not submit or incompletely examined the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.Insufficiently analyzed the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and insufficiently examined the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.Partially analyzed the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and partially examined the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.Satisfactorily analyzed the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and satisfactorily examined the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.Thoroughly analyzed the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and thoroughly examined the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.4. Compare the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Evaluate strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.Weight: 25%Did not submit or incompletely compared the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Did not submit or incompletely evaluated strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.Insufficiently compared the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Insufficiently evaluated strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.Partially compared the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Partially evaluated strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.Satisfactorily compared the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Satisfactorily evaluated strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.Thoroughly compared the company?s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Thoroughly evaluated strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.5. 3 references

 

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