Financial Performance

I seem to be struggling with the fixed overhead variances...can anyone tell me the formulas for these and any way of remembering them?


  • Pjdav
    Pjdav Registered Posts: 27
    Hi This may help you.... Pages/Variance Analysis.aspx#_x003C_h4_x0020_class_x003D__x0022_titletext_x0022__x0020_align_x003D__x0022_left_x0022__x003E_Fixed_x0020_overhead_x0020_variances_0_1_0_5_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0_0
  • ncraggs
    ncraggs Registered, Tutor Posts: 70 New contributor ?
  • Adele69
    Adele69 AAT Student Posts: 320
    The e-learning on FOH variances in AAT Study Support is fairly good too. Learning them as formulas is instinctive when taking notes but probably misguided. I only learned these properly about a week before my FP exam and so glad I did because it made the exam a breeze, when I was still getting the volume ones wrong and mixed up between total and expenditure variance just days before.
  • Bertie
    Bertie Registered Posts: 376
    Don't just learn what you read over two pages of a study text.

    Read the initial synopsis of the subject.

    For subjects you either don't understand, or don't enjoy you'll need to read more of.

    Anything related to costings and management accounting head over to Google, at the end of your search string make sure you include CIMA.

    Get yourself some figures, create a product, costs, overheads etc etc.

    Start plugging it into a spreadsheet - see how the data starts to turn into information.

    What happens when X increases, Y decreases and such.

    If you just learn the formulas you will forget them, what you need to do is understand what the formula is doing.

    Just my 2p

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