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The decision was made to use a process costing system. The first month of operation

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Question;The decision was made to use a process costing system. The first month of operation went fairly smoothly, and the CFO is ready to prepare her journal entries but asked for your help because she has not done this before for a manufacturing company.Data for month ending 1/31/200XDirect labor expended on jobs completed in month 1$100,000Direct material used up$500,000Budgeted manufacturing overhead$2,000,000Budgeted production volume4,000 unitsActual production volume4,500 unitsSupplies, indirect labor, maintenance repair costs totaled$2,200,000Beginning work in process inventory0Ending work in process inventory0Individual Portion:Using only the data in the chart, prepare the proper journal entries?including a date and notes showing any calculations?to record the following:?Labor?Direct material going into the work in progress (WIP) account?Manufacturing overhead all being credited to accounts payablePlease add your file.Group Portion:You, the CFO, and the rest of the accounting department now need to write a memo summarizing the data from the first month of using the process costing system operation.Using only the data above, prepare a 300?400-word memo addressing all of these questions and showing all calculations:?Why is calculating the predetermined overhead rate so important??Compute the firm's predetermined overhead rate.?What would it mean if you mistakenly used too high a predetermined rate? What would it mean if you mistakenly used too low a predetermined rate??Compute the proper amount of overhead to apply.?Compute the over- or under applied overhead.?Prepare the journal entries to record the closing-out of the balance in manufacturing overhead to the appropriate accounts, and show any necessary calculations in the notes of the journal entry.Please add your file.The following rubric will be used for grading:Grading Rubric30%Individual Portion: Prepare correctly formatted, proper journal entries?including a date and notes any calculations?to record the following:10% Labor10% Direct material going into the work in progress (WIP) account10% Manufacturing overhead all being credited to accounts payable5%Group Portion: 1. Why is calculating the predetermined overhead rate so important?5%Group Portion: 2.Compute the firm's predetermined overhead rate.Show all calculations.5%Group Portion: 3.What would it mean if you mistakenly used too high a pre-determined rate?What would it mean if you mistakenly used too low a predetermined rate?5%Group Portion: 4.Compute the proper amount of overhead to apply.Show all calculations.20%Group Portion: 5.10% Compute the over- or under-applied overhead.10% Show all calculations.20%Group Portion: 6.10% Prepare the journal entries to record the closing-out of the balance in manufacturing overhead to the appropriate accounts.10% Show any necessary calculations in the notes of the journal entry.10%Group Portion:5% The document is a 300?400-word memo.5% The memo is a cohesive document.

 

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