Case assignment: Costing Methods and Managerial Accounting
The case assignment is a formal paper 5 to 8 page long. There should
be a title page, the use of in-text citations, and a reference page. The
title page and reference page do not count in the 5 to 8 pages. The
paper should be APA formatted. If you need help with APA formatting,
please go to www.apastyle.org and click on the tab labeled Learning
Choose a company that MANUFACTURES a product or products.
The company must be listed on a stock exchange, it may be domestic
stock exchange, such as New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or foreign
stock exchange, such as Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). All companies
listed on the stock exchanges are publicly traded and the information
you will need can be found on the companys website. This includes
but is not limited to financial reports, annual reports, and investor
reports. Information may be found through other sources as well
(such as 10-Q and 10-K reports for domestic companies). So please
use all tools available to you.
NOTE: ONLY ONE STUDENT CAN WORK ON A GIVEN COMPANY AND
THEREFORE REQUIRES THE APPROVAL OF YOUR PROFESSOR.
APPROVAL WILL BE GRANTED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Once your selection has been approved, you will do the following:
1. Provide the name of the company and devote at least one (1)
page describing its (a) organizational structure, (b) the product
or products manufactured, (c) their societal impact or ethical
issues they have encountered, and (d) the markets it serves.
2. Identify the method of calculating manufacturing cost for the
3. Determine if the cost method the company has chosen is most
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appropriate and explain three (3) reasons why the method is
4. If you decide the cost method the company has chosen
is notappropriate, write a recommendation as if you are
sending it to the company for real and discuss three (3)
reasons to support your recommendation.