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# The Platter Valley factory of Bybee Industries manufactures field boots. The cost of each boot includes...

The Platter Valley factory of Bybee Industries manufactures field boots. The cost of each boot includes direct materials, direct labor, and manufacturing (factory) overhead. The firm traces all direct costs to products, and it assigns overhead cost to products based on direct labor hours.

The company budgeted \$13,110 variable factory overhead cost and 2,300 direct labor hours to manufacture 4,600 pairs of boots in March.

The factory used 3,200 direct labor hours in March to manufacture 4,300 pairs of boots and spent \$16,300 on variable overhead during the month.

For March, the Platter Valley factory of Bybee Industries budgeted \$94,300 for fixed factory overhead cost. Its practical capacity is 2,300 direct labor hours per month (to manufacture 4,600 pairs of boots).

The factory used 3,200 direct labor hours in March to manufacture 4,300 pairs of boots. The actual fixed overhead cost incurred for the month was \$96,800

The Platter Valley factory of Bybee Industries currently uses a four-variance analysis of the total factory overhead cost variance but is thinking of changing to a three-variance analysis.

Required:

1. a.)Compute the total overhead spending variance,

b.) the (variable overhead) efficiency variance,

c.)and the production volume variance for March and indicate whether each variance is favorable (F) or unfavorable (U).

2. Prepare the appropriate journal entries at the end of March to record each of the following: (a) the total overhead spending variance, (b) the (variable overhead) efficiency variance, and (c) the production volume variance. Assume that all overhead costs are recorded in a single account called "Factory Overhead."

1.(a) Total Variable overhead spending variance = Actual hours x (Actual rate - Budgeted rate)

= 3,200 x [(16,300/3,200) - (13,110/2,300)]

= 3,200 x (5 - 5.70)

= 2,240 F

(b) Variable overhead efficiency variance = (Actual hours - Budgeted hours for actual production) x Variable Budgeted rate

= [3,200 - (2,300 x 4,300/4,600)] x 5.70

= 5,985 U

(c) Production Volume variance = (Budgeted hours- Budgeted hours for actual production) x Budgeted rate

= [2,300 - (2,300 x 4,300/4,600)] x 41*

= 6,150 U

*Budgeted rate =94,300/ 2,300 = 41

2. (a) Factory overhead Dr. 2,240

To Total variable overhead spending variance 2,240

(b) Variable overhead efficiency variance Dr. 5,985

(c) Production volume variance Dr. 6,150