Posted: July 7th, 2016
The accounting period has just ended and you are preparing journal entries for the transactions that took place during the month. Make sure to include entries that affect the COGS account.
$50,000 of direct labor was expended.
$100,000 of direct materials were used.
$80,000 was spent on overhead expenses.
Using the predetermined overhead rate, $60,000 of overhead was charged to the period.
2. Was overhead underapplied or overapplied? Explain.
3. If there is anything left in the overhead account, what could be done with those dollars?
4. Based on this period’s results, do you think the predetermined overhead rate should be changed for the rest of the year? Why or why not?
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