# q 1 the accountant for kadhim inc is preparing the budgets for operating department support service costs maintenance costs are allocated based on square feet and cafeteria costs are allocated based on number of employees the following data have been

Q 1 The accountant for Kadhim Inc. is preparing the budgets for operating department support service costs.Maintenance costs are allocated based on square feet, and cafeteria costs are allocated based on number of employees. The following data have been collected:

Support DepartmentsOperating Departments

MaintenanceCafeteriaCutting Packaging

Direct costsSAR50,000SAR45,000SAR275,000SAR300,000

Number of employees1510150 250

Square feet1,5002,0003,500 4,000

• If the direct method is used, calculate maintenance costs allocated to the cutting department?
• If the direct method is used, calculate the total cost (including allocations) for the

packaging department?

• Assume you are working for the organization and are requested to allocate support

department costs.Describe how you would choose the best method? ( 2 marks)

Q 2 Khaleel Compagny produces three products A, B and C.During the year the joint costs of processing the coffee were SAR270,000.Production and sales value information were as follows:

Sales Value

ProductUnitsat Split-OffSeparable CostsSelling Price

A300,000 SAR9 per unit SAR5.00 per unit SAR32 per unit

B200,000 SAR8 per unit SAR3.00 per unit SAR30 per unit

C400,000 SAR7 per unit SAR2.00 per unit SAR20 per unit

Chose one method to allocate joint costs and allocate the joint costs.(1 mark)

Q 3In a recent accounting period, Ismail Company experienced a SAR30,000 unfavorable variance for variable production costs.Explain the meaning of an unfavorable variance. Suggest two possible (1 mark)