Variances: Sales & Fixed Overhead
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PAMDILL
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I can get my head round the material and labour variances okay but can't get the sales and fixed overhead variances sorted.
My question for fixed overhead variance is: When you are using absorption costing is your total fixed overhead variance Expenditure Variance plus Volume variance. If so: Why?
I now that the expenditure variance is the difference between how much you budgeted to spend in your fixed overheads and how much you did spend but why do you then add on the differences in the overheads absorbed?
I know that the differences in the absorbed overheads and how much was spent would move over from your costing accounts to your P&L?
Sales Variances:
I know there is the volume and price variance which together would show the total variance in price and profit margin (I think)
How do they then get shown in the operation statement when reconciling variances or are they shown separately?:001_wub:
My question for fixed overhead variance is: When you are using absorption costing is your total fixed overhead variance Expenditure Variance plus Volume variance. If so: Why?
I now that the expenditure variance is the difference between how much you budgeted to spend in your fixed overheads and how much you did spend but why do you then add on the differences in the overheads absorbed?
I know that the differences in the absorbed overheads and how much was spent would move over from your costing accounts to your P&L?
Sales Variances:
I know there is the volume and price variance which together would show the total variance in price and profit margin (I think)
How do they then get shown in the operation statement when reconciling variances or are they shown separately?:001_wub:
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is your total fixed overhead variance Expenditure Variance plus Volume variance.When you are using absorption costing is your total fixed overhead variance Expenditure Variance plus Volume variance. If so: Why?
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This is standard absorption costing so absorption is on standard hours produced (units produced x standard hours per unit)
The total fixed overhead variance is
Standard hours produced at standard rate per hour less actual cost
The expenditure variance (difference between budgeted and actual overhead cost) is
Budgeted hours at standard rate per hour less actual cost
The volume variance is
Standard hours produced at standard rate per hour less budgeted cost
So the volume variance cancels out the part of the expenditure variance which is budgeted overheads less overhead absorbed (Standard hours produced at standard rate) leaving the total fixed overhead variance.Sandy
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If you are looking at sales variances, I guess you must be doing MAC.
There are different ways of putting them into a reconcilliation of budgeted and actual profit.
I recommend that you list them with the cost variances to find the total adverse and total favourable variance.
Then net them off to find the overall variance. (Total favourable less total adverse)
If it is favourable add it to the budgeted profit and compare your calculated actual profit with the actual profit in a question.Sandy
sandy@sandyhood.com
www.sandyhood.com0 
If you are looking at sales variances, I guess you must be doing MAC.
There are different ways of putting them into a reconcilliation of budgeted and actual profit.
I recommend that you list them with the cost variances to find the total adverse and total favourable variance.
Then net them off to find the overall variance. (Total favourable less total adverse)
If it is favourable add it to the budgeted profit and compare your calculated actual profit with the actual profit in a question.0 
Hi
I dont fink sales varience will be in PEV, it says in the kaplan text book i fink that it is not in it but im not sure.0 
Sales variances are not in the standards for PEV (unit 8)Sandy
sandy@sandyhood.com
www.sandyhood.com0
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