ACC 255 Chapter 4

  1. Conversion cost
    Direct labour cost plus manufacturing overhead cost.
  2. Equivalent units
    The product of the number of partially completed units and their percentage of completion with respect to particular cost. Equivalent units are the number of complete whole units one could obtain from the materials and effort contained in partially completed units.
  3. Equivalent units of production( weighted-average method)
    The units transferred to the next department (or to finished goods) during the period plus the equivalent units in the department's ending workk in process inventory.
  4. FIFO Method
    A method of accounting for cost flows in a process costing system in which equivalent units and unit costs relate only to work done during the current period.
  5. Operation costing
    A hybird costing system used when products are manufactured in batches and when the products have some common characteristics and some individual characteristics. This system handles materials the same as in job-order costing, and labour and overhead the same as in process costing.
  6. Process costing
    A costing method used in situations where essentially homogeneous products are produced on a continuous basis.
  7. Processing department
    Any location in an organization where work is performed on a product and where materials, labour,or overhead costs are added to the product.
  8. Production report
    A report that summarizes all activity in a department's Work in Process account during a period and that contains three parts: a quantity schedule and a computation of equivalent units, a computation of total and unit costs, and a cost reconciliation.
  9. Reciprocal Method
    A method of allocating service department costs that gives full recognition to interdepartmental services.
  10. Transferred-in cost
    The cosnt attached to-products that have been received from a prior- processing department.
  11. Weighted-average method
    A method of process costing that blends together units and costs from both the current and prior periods.
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ACC 255 Chapter 4
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