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Karen Braun’s 7 Excel projects for managerial accounting

If you teach managerial accounting, you may want to look at Dr. Karen Braun’s Excel projects for managerial accounting. She has created seven Excel projects on various topics in managerial accounting, complete with step-by-step student instructions and instructor solutions. The topics include: Job costing Cost behavior CVP analysis Process costing Budgeting Flexible budgeting Division evaluation […]

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Introductory managerial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review

A few days ago, I shared a Jeopardy-style PowerPoint file that can be used for an end-of-semester review in introductory financial accounting classes. In this post, I am sharing a Jeopardy-style game that covers basic topics within an introductory managerial accounting course. This PowerPoint file contains a Jeopardy-style game suitable for use in an introductory […]

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Would Wilson Sporting Goods use job costing or process costing for its footballs?

Footballs for the National Football League (NFL) are made by the Wilson Sporting Goods Company. Wilson makes about 700,000 footballs for NFL games each year, including the Super Bowl. The footballs are made at a Wilson factory in Ada, Ohio. Every Super Bowl football has been made at this small factory. The equipment used to […]

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Would Yogurt Vi use job costing or process costing in calculating the cost of a customer’s cup of frozen yogurt and toppings?

Yogurt Vi (pronounced vee) is a frozen yogurt restaurant with several locations in Ohio. Customers will select the flavor of frozen yogurt they want and fill their cup from the self-serve machine with the desired amount of the frozen yogurt. Next the customer will proceed to the toppings bar, where they can select from a […]

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Would job order costing or process costing be used by the Smarties Candy Company?

Smarties come in six flavors: white (orange crème), yellow (pineapple), pink (cherry), green (strawberry), purple (grape), and orange (orange). Smarties are gluten free and vegan and have 25 calories per roll of 15 candies. The main ingredient in Smarties is dextrose, a form of sugar. The Smarties Candy Company, founded in 1949, makes its Smarties […]

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Would a Pizza Studio franchisee need to use job-costing or process costing for its made-to-order pizzas?

Pizza Studio is a relatively new pizza chain that takes the made-to-order model used by Chipotle and Subway and applies it to pizzas.  At a counter, customers order their pizzas with exactly the crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings they want – and then watch as the pizza travels through a conveyor-belt oven, being blasted with […]

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What are the direct and indirect costs involved with manufacturing Oscars?

The Academy Awards is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. Winners receive a statue officially named the “Academy Award of Merit.”  However, these statues are much better known by the nickname of “Oscars.” Each Oscar statue weighs 8.5 pounds and takes three to four weeks to manufacture.  The statues have […]

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Would R.S. Owens, the manufacturer of Oscar statues, use job costing or process costing?

The Academy Awards is an annual American awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. Winners receive a statue officially named the “Academy Award of Merit.”  However, these statues are much better known by the nickname of “Oscars.” Each Oscar statue weighs 8.5 pounds and takes three to four weeks to manufacture.  The statues have […]

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How much does it cost to make a soda with a SodaStream system?

SodaStream is a system that consumers can use to make their own soda and seltzer water.  The SodaStream machine allows the consumer to carbonate water combined with flavored syrup (“SodaMix”) to make soda in a variety of flavors.  Consumers can also carbonate plain water to make seltzer water. SodaStream has been experiencing strong sales growth […]

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