# Week2; Research and Application

Pages: 2 (486 words) Published: November 12, 2012
1. Jean Jackson estimated that the units in ending inventory in the final processing department were 25% complete with respect to the conversion costs of the final processing department. If this estimate of the percentage completion is used, what would be the Cost of Goods Sold for the year?

The conversion cost is the cost of 100% complete work on the 250,000 units sold, plus 25% complete work on 20,000 units in the inventory. A 25% complete work on 20,000 units is equivalent (for calculation purposes) to 100% complete work on 5,000 units.

The conversion cost on the 250,000 units that were sold = 16,320,000 250,000/255,000 = \$16,000,000

Cost incurred from the prior department = \$49,221,000 sold units/total units = \$49,221,000 250,000/270,000 = \$45,575,000

Cost of goods sold for the year = \$16,000,000 + \$45,575,000 = \$61,575,000. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Does Thad Kostowski want the estimated percentage completion to be increased or decreased? Explain why.

Thad wants the estimated percentage completion on the ending inventory to be increased over 25% so that the cost of the goods sold will appear to be lower that reality and will be mistaken as a cost of completion. This will consequently bump up the profit estimates to the target profits, as Thad wants. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. What percentage completion figure would result in increasing the reported net operating income by \$62,500 over the net operating income that would be reported in the 25% figure we used?

According to the above calculations, the 25% complete work on 20,000 units in the inventory cost \$16,320,000 - \$16,000,000 = \$320,000. So each 1% increase in completion will cost 1/25 \$320,000 = \$12,800. So to get an increase in the reported net operating income by \$62,500 over the net operating...