- April 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm
A company budgeted to produce 3,000 units of a single product in a period at a budgeted cost per unit as follows:
Direct costs = $17 per unit
Fixed overheads = $9 per unit
Total costs = $26 per unit
In the period covered by the budget, actual production was 3,200 units and actual fixed overhead expenditure was 5% above that budgeted. All other costs were as budgeted. What was the amount, if any, of over- or under-absorption of fixed overhead?
Fixed overhead absorbed (3,200 units × $9) = $28,800
Fixed overhead incurred ($27,000 × 1.05) = $28,350
Over-absorbed fixed overheads = $450
Why isn’t incurred overhead calculated using the actual overhead expenditure, which was 5% above the budgeted?
ThanksApril 14, 2020 at 1:10 pm
But it has been calculated using the actual expenditure.
5% above the budget of $27,000 is $28,350.April 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm
True, but we used 3000 units when the actual production was 3200 units. Why did we calculate it using 3000 units instead of 3200 units?April 15, 2020 at 11:18 am
Because they originally budgeted on 3,000 units and therefore budgeted on fixed overheads of $27,000.
Total fixed overheads do not change with the level of production, by definition.
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