Principles of Accting

Option #1: Production Cost Accounting –Weighted Average Method

Maple, Inc. manufactures syrup that goes through three processing stages prior to completion.  Information on work in the first department, blending, is given below for August:

Production Data:

 

Pounds in process, August 1; materials 100% complete; conversion 70% complete

3,000

 

Pounds started into production during August

85,000

 

Pounds completed and transferred out

?

 

Pounds in process, August 31; materials 80% complete; conversion 30% complete

6,000

Cost Data:

 

Work in process inventory, August 1:
Materials cost

$900

 

Conversion cost

$5,900

 

Cost added during May:
Materials cost

$151,000

 

Conversion cost

$161,700

The company uses the weighted-average method.

Instructions:

Submit an Excel document, with each tab labeled by item number, which demonstrates the following:

  1. Compute the equivalent units of production.
  2. Compute the costs per equivalent unit for the month.
  3. Determine the cost of ending work in process inventory and of the units transferred out to the next department.
  4. Prepare a cost reconciliation schedule for the month.

Provide your answers in a clearly organized Excel spreadsheet. Check spelling and formatting for readability. Document your sources. Where applicable, written comments must be in accordance with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements Be sure to review the Module 3 Critical Thinking grading rubric, which may be accessed through the Course Information page.

 
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