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MODULE CODE:          ACF205     
TITLE OF PAPER:     Management Accounting
Date and time of Issue XXXXXXXXXX on 29th May 2020
Deadline for Submission    09.00 on 30th May 2020

FACULTY         Faculty of Arts & Humanities                        
SCHOOL             Plymouth Business School    
ACADEMIC YEAR     2019/2020
STAGE    2
You are to answer any four questions. All questions attract equal marks.
Your solutions are to be submitted on Moodle before the deadline shown above.
They should be submitted as a pdf file.
Summer Exam
Release to li
ary? Yes
Desk Space Limited manufactures three different types of office desk. Desk A has extra drawers, Desk B has a printer shelf and Desk C has a moveable footrest.
In the company's present factory, space is limited and there is a restriction on the number of machine hours available. The directors have considered moving to larger premises, but are unwilling to make the move just at the moment because of fears of a downturn in the office furniture market.
Costs and selling price information per unit for the financial year 1 January to 31 December 2020 for each type of desk is as follows:
    Desk A
    Desk B
    Desk C
    Selling price per unit
    Variable materials costs
     Wood and plastics
     Screws and fixings
    Variable labour costs
    Variable machine costs
    Share of fixed costs
    Machine hours required per unit
    1.5 hours
    1.5 hours
    1.6 hours
    Sales demand in units for 2020
There is a maximum of 6,000 Machine hours available during 2020.
Fixed costs for 2020 are expected to be £920,000.
A) Calculate the number of units the business would need to sell to
eak even if it were to produce only Desk C in XXXXXXXXXXAssume for this that there is no effective limit to market size and resource availability).                 4 marks
B) i) Advise the directors of Desk Space Ltd. on the combination of products that should be manufactured if the business is to produce the highest profit without further expansion of the premises.                10 marks
ii) Show a profit statement for Desk Space Ltd. if your recommended production plan in (i) is followed. (Round to nearest unit/pound where necessary).                                              4 marks
C) State the maximum price/unit that Desk Space Ltd. would be prepared to pay to have the remaining units of Desk C machined by a sub-contractor and from that calculate the total cost. Explain your reasoning.             3 marks
D) The directors of the company are concerned about the cu
ent machining restrictions. Outline steps they could take to increase the level of contribution for the business.                                     4 marks
                                    Total = 25 marks
PQ Services Ltd has been asked to quote a price for a special contract to provide a service that will take one week to complete. Information relating to labour for the contract is as follows:
    Grade of labour:
    Hours required
    Basic rate per hou
A shortage of skilled labour means that the necessary staff to undertake the contract would have to be moved from making a product which would sell for £120 each and have costs, including labour and also material cost, of £100 each.
Semi-skilled labour is cu
ently being paid at semi-skilled rates to undertake unskilled work. If the relevant members of staff are moved to work on the contract, unskilled labour will have to be employed for the week to replace them.
The unskilled labour actually needed to work on the contract will be specifically hired for the week of the contract.
The manager who will oversee this contract earns £1,200 a week.
All labour is charged to contracts at 50 per cent above the rate paid to the employees, so as to cover the contract’s fair share of the business’s general costs (rent, heating and so on). It is estimated that the general costs will increase by £200 as a result of undertaking the contract.
Undertaking the contract will require the use of a specialised machine for the week. This machine is cu
ently being hired out to another business at a weekly rental of £525 on a week-by-week contract. The machine is depreciated at an expense of £200 a week in the accounts of PQ Services Ltd.
To derive the above estimates, the business has had to spend £400 on a specialised study. If the contract does not proceed, the results of the study can be sold for £150.
An estimate of the contract’s fair share of the business’s rent is £150 a week.
Calculate the minimum price at which PQ Services Ltd could undertake the contract so that it will be neither better nor worse off as a result of undertaking it.
                                    Total = 25 marks
Gunnislake Ltd is divided into five departments which are also cost centres. These are departments A, B and C (through which the units manufactured actually pass), an administrative department and a canteen.
Some details of the business are as follows:
    Floor area (metres2)
    Machine hours
    Number of Personnel
    Direct pay per hou
    Direct labour hours per month
    Direct materials consumed per unit
    Gas Heating costs per month
    General overheads per month
    Machine depreciation per month
The following information is also available:
· The month rent of the company’s premises is £20,000.
· The monthly cost of the electricity used to power machines is 10,000.
· The monthly takings of the canteen are £3,500, against which must be taken food costs of £2,600. None of the administrative staff use the canteen.
· The administrative costs are made up mainly of personnel related costs.
· The direct materials costs are per unit.
A) Calculate the cost of the direct labour and materials for Product PQ that requires 6 hours of direct labour in Department A, 8 hours in Department B and 11 hours in Department C.                                  5 marks
B) Calculate the overhead absorption rate per direct labour hour for each of the three manufacturing departments.                        15 marks
C) Calculate the total cost of Product PQ.                  5 marks
                                    Total = 25 marks
You are the management accountant for Tavistock Ltd, and it is your job to prepare the budget for the six months to 31st December 2020. You have the following information:
                                All in £000s
    Wages & Salaries
    Administration expenses
    Building refu
    Taxation payment
In addition:
1) 40% of the sales will be for cash. 30% of the sales will be received in the following month, and 24% are received in the next month after that.
2) A provision for bad debts is to be made at the rate of 3% of sales, and this provision is to be made at the time of sale.
3) Commission on sales is paid to sales employees at a rate of 4% on the sales figure. This is paid to the employees one month after the sales are made. Even if the customer subsequently fails to pay Tavistock Ltd, the commission will still be paid.
4) The gross profit is at a constant rate of 40% of sales.
5) The opening stock on 1st June will be £60,000. The level of closing stock is to be increased by £1,000 each month to the end of December.
6) Purchases are to be paid for one month after the date of the purchase.
7) The figure for Administration expenses includes an allowance for depreciation of £2,000 a month.
8) Wages & Salaries and Administration expenses are paid in the month they are incu
9) Tavistock Ltd has a bank loan, which will be repaid in monthly instalments of £12,000 every month. The interest element represents 25% of these instalments.
10) The company expects to hold cash of £62,000 at the end of June 2020.
A) Compute the stock levels each month in the period June 2020 to December 2020, and hence show the level of purchases required from June XXXXXXXXXXmarks
B) Prepare a monthly cash budget for the six months to 31st December 2020, showing the cash balance at the end of each month.                 10 marks
C) Prepare a budgeted Income Statement for the six month period to 31st December XXXXXXXXXXA monthly
eakdown is not required.              7 marks
D) Briefly comment on the budgeted figures that you have calculated in parts A) to C)                                              4 marks
        Total = 25 marks
Your figures should be rounded to the nearest thousand pounds.
Yelverton plc manufactures two products, A and B, in one of its factories. Product A is a low-volume item, sales of which are only 6,000 units each year, each requiring 4 direct labour hours, and Product B is a high-volume item, sales of which are 40,000 units a year, each requiring 1.5 direct labour hours. Direct labour hours are used as a basis for assigning overhead cost to both products.
The company’s overhead costs total £869,400 each year. Unit costs
Answered Same Day May 29, 2021


Pallavi answered on May 29 2021
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    Question 1
    Particulars    Desk A    Desk B    Desk C
        £    £    £
    Selling price per unit    500    480    520
    Variable materials costs
    Wood and plastics    120    116    130
    Screws and fixings    5    5    5
    Variable labour costs    54    48    52
    Variable machine costs    16    12    14
    Contribution per unit    305    299    319
    Share of fixed costs    75    74    70
    Net Profit    230    225    249
        2nd preference    3rd preference    1st preference
    Machine hours required per unit     1.5 hours    1.5 hours    1.6 hours
    Sales demand in units for 2020    2200    2780    2500
    Total hours needed     3300    4170    4000
    Maximum of 6000 machine hours available during 2020
        Available machine hours    Units produced
    Desk C need to produced first    4000    2500
    Desk A    2000    1333
    Fixed costs for 2020 are expected to be £920,000.
    Available hours    6000
    Contribution per unit for Desk C    319
    Break even    920000/319
    Desk C need to produce 2884 units to achieve
eak even
    B) i)
    Particulars    Desk A    Desk B    Desk C
        £    £    £
    Selling price per unit    500    480    520
    Variable materials costs
    Wood and plastics    120    116    130
    Screws and fixings    5    5    5
    Variable labour costs    54    48    52
    Variable machine...

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