Sydney Graduate School of Management
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School of Business
200494 Management Accounting
Individual Assignment (20%), Quarter 1, 2018
Key factors to keep in mind when writing your submission are:
1. The due date for the hard copy of the individual assignment is at the beginning of your seminar in Week 8, week commencing 8 January 2018. The electronic copy is to be lodged on vUWS by 12:00 midnight on Monday, 26 Fe
2. You must submit Microsoft Word (electronic) copy of your assignment through vUWS by 12:00 midnight on Monday, 26 Fe
uary 2018. Please also refer to instructions within the Learning Guide.
3. The file name for the electronic copy must follow the following pattern: your student ID number followed by 200494Assignment. For example, if your student ID number is XXXXXXXXXX, the file name should be 17432968_200494Assignment.
4. Students are to keep a copy of all assignments submitted for marking.
5. Ensure you use accurate spelling and grammar. It is often best to state things simply and clearly rather than using complicated language in the wrong context. Prior to submission make sure you use tools like spelling and grammar checkers in WORD. You may also want to make use of online tools (e.g. the Writer’s Diet http:
writersdiet.com/WT.php?home to improve the quality of your written work).
6. All sources of information must be appropriately acknowledged. Ensure that all in-text references are accurate and comply with the Harvard referencing style. A guide is available on the vUWS with examples to assist you. Ensure you use only credible sources appropriate to your level of studies. Wikipedia, for example, is not a credible source. A Reference list of all works cited in your submission must be provided.
7. THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT REQUIRING AN EVAUATION OF A CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING TECNIQUE. IT IS NOT A GROUP ASSIGNMENT. Each student must present their own work. Failure to do so could lead to accusations of academic misconduct. Please refer to the Misconduct Policy. For the full definition of academic misconduct and the consequences of such behaviour, you are advised to read the Student Misconduct Rule at http:
8. Use the Assignment Cover Sheet and include your Name and Student ID on the cover sheet. Ensure that the declaration is signed and dated on the Assignment Cover Sheet.
9. In addition to loss of marks for inco
ect answers, marks may be deducted for untidy presentation including inappropriate formatting, poor numerical punctuation, not adhering to other requirements of the assignment. Begin each question on a new page. All journals, tables and statements must have appropriate headings and be presented in a proper format. All answers must be supported by relevant calculations.
10. Solutions to the questions contained in this assignment may require research beyond the recommended textbook.
11. Assessment percentage 20% (out of 100% total for the unit). Assignment will be marked out of 100 and converted to 20%. Marks for each question are shown alongside the question number.
Task: Report on Activity Based Costing
‘Activity Based Costing (ABC) has been recommended as an alternative to traditional methods due to its ability to provide more accurate costing of products/services. The adoption of ABC has however received mixed reaction in terms of its adoption.’
Assume that you are a management accounting trainee working in a manufacturing organisation with multiple products and your supervisor is considering the adoption of ABC in your organisation. You have been asked to prepare a report for your supervisor that meets the following requirements. Undertake research of the literature (academic and professional) and provide a report that outlines the experience (positive and negative) of organisations over the past ten years following the adoption of ABC. Provide a recommendation to your supervisor on whether ABC should be adopted in your organisation.
Your report should be structured as follows:
Maximum Word limit
Table of Contents
(Please read all the information provided in the previous page before starting the report.)