Critical Thinking 1 -ACT-500: Managerial Accounting

Assignment Question(s):     [100 marks] Salah Surf Boards makes custom boards for professional surfers. The boards vary according to the types of materials requested by customers and the amount of direct labor required for the finishing process. The following costs are estimated for 20x5: Number of surf boards 3,000 Direct labor hours 45,000 Direct material cost SAR 175,000 Direct labor cost SAR 900,000 Overhead cost SAR 675,000 During 20x5 actual costs were: Number of surfboards 3,300 Direct labor hours 46,300 Direct materials SAR 185,000 Direct labor SAR 850,000 Overhead  SAR 664,000 a. Explain why job costing, and not process costing, should be used for this organization. [25 marks] b. Salah uses a normal costing system. Overheard is allocated on the basis of direct labor hours. Calculate the manufacturing cost of a surfboard that takes SAR 150 of direct materials and 36 hours of direct labor. [25 marks] c. At the end of 20x5, how much overhead had been allocated to production? [25 marks] d. Is the overhead over or underapplied, and by how much? [20 marks] e. Assume that...
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LM 2 Assignment – Critical Reading

Purpose: To practice critical reading and demonstrate your ability to do it. Skills: This activity will assist you to read critically by previewing the text posing questions annotating the text Task: Complete the following steps. Step 1. Log into Keiser's e-Library Databases. Select EBSCO Database Platform. Step 2. Locate the following article Title: Prescription opioid medication misuse among university students Authors: Harries, M. D., Lust, K., Christenson, G. A., Redden, S. A., & Grant, J. E. 3. Use the Citation Tools to obtain an APA citation for the article. Check it, and then paste it in Microsoft Word or into the submission area in Blackboard. 4. Read the first three paragraphs of the essay. Note: The abstract is not one of the first three paragraphs. The first paragraph begins with "The misuse of prescription opioid medication is a growing health issue in the United States. In 2013, approximately 207 million opioid prescriptions were written, an increase from the 76 million opioid prescriptions written in 1991." The third paragraph ends with "Using this data, university student health centers...
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Unit 7 DB: Your Revision Process (ENG110 College Writing)

Unit 7 DB: Your Revision Process (ENG110 College Writing) Revision is an important part of the writing process. Once you have a draft of your essay, you can then begin editing and revising. When you revise, you might add more details, remove unnecessary words, or fix the run-on sentences. These are just a few examples of how you can revise your work. Initial Response: For your initial post, please select one part of your essay that you are currently working on that you think needs to be revised. Share 3–5 sentences from that part of your essay in this discussion. Your classmates will offer suggestions on how to revise this selection.Please consider the below bullet points when you create your initial post: Why did you pick this part of your essay to revise? What did you like about the selection you are sharing? Finally, ask one question about the revision of this part of your essay that you would like the class and your...
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Instructions Creating Your Personal Budget

Instructions Creating Your Personal Budget For this assignment, you will apply what you have learned in this unit to a small business. To get the business’s finances under control, you need to prepare a budget. You may consider items from your personal finances and cash flow to help you identify possible expense items for the small business budget. Research the CSU Online Library or the Internet for steps to creating a personal budget. Monthly expenses might include rent, utility costs, personal loans, car loans, credit cards, groceries, childcare, vehicle maintenance costs and insurance, phone charges, and cable or streaming costs. Cash flow considerations might include monthly salaries, commissions, and allowances. You can use any budget format that you are comfortable with, or you may select a free template. Your budget should be completed using Excel. Once you have completed your budget, in a separate Word document, address the information below. How can the use of the budget be used in the planning...
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For this module, we have the following discussion prompts based on the SoF fraudster panel video.

For this module, we have the following discussion prompts based on the SoF fraudster panel video.   https://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1770471/uiconf_id/42796192 /entry_id/0_z9mx436c/embed/dynamic? 1.) The fraudsters were asked if they considered themselves BOLD. How did they respond? What parts of their responses did you find most interesting? 2.) Apply the SoF Diamond to each of the four fraudsters and their acts. Does the Diamond apply equally to each of them? Please defend your answers. 3.) How does Jimmy Scalzo describe seduction? Do you agree with him? Please explain. 3.) What aspect of the panel discussion did you find most interesting? Why?   1.) In Chapter 7 of Duped, the author writes about Bernie Madoff and his fraud. She includes a quote from his wife, Ruth in which she states that the man who committed this Big Fraud was not the person she knew all of these years. How could this be possible? 2.) In Chapter 8, the author writes about the "female Jezebel" and how both men and women...
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You will work with your group to write a report on a Multinational Enterprise (MNE).

You will work with your group to write a report on a Multinational Enterprise (MNE). This should be an MNE that has been in the news recently with controversial or ethical issues. You are to look at this MNE and discuss its role in the global arena and apply the eight critical themes from the textbook: Economic, Cultural, Social, Political, Legal, Trade & Competitive, Technological, Financial, Ecological. Use your learning in this course and using the textbook and outside reading to analyze your MNE. After analysis, you will need to discuss how the company dealt with the problem and whether its actions were effective or not. You can also give recommendations on how the company should react if they did not do a good job in dealing with the issue. ...
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Your clients, Henry and James, are considering buying a home. They have lived in an apartment to save money for two years and want to own their own home

  Please respond to the following: Your clients, Henry and James, are considering buying a home. They have lived in an apartment to save money for two years and want to own their own home. In addition, they are eyeing a possible purchase of a beach house as a rental property within the next five years. They have come to you for advice about the benefits of homeownership. Choose a topic from the chapter related to homeownership or owning a rental home and expand on the topic by explaining the rules supporting it. Discuss at least one tax-related advantage of home or rental property ownership that you would share with them. Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts. ...
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Using the project management case study, develop a project charter (use headings) of three to four pages (no more than four pages). In addition to the course textbook, research two additional resources. In your charter,

Using the project management case study, develop a project charter (use headings) of three to four pages (no more than four pages). In addition to the course textbook, research two additional resources. In your charter, Summarize the project’s scope and limitations. Propose a business case for the project. Address how the project will enable the corporate strategy. Address how the project will apply corporate social responsibility (CSR) values. Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) for the project business case. (Use Microsoft Excel to derive the NPV assuming the data below—submit an Excel spreadsheet as an appendix: Purchase price of $400,000. One-time project costs total of $100,000 spent in Year 0. Net benefits after taxes of $150,000 per year for five years. Salvage value for Year 6 and beyond of $400,000.) Summarize your results of NPV in the paper and refer to the Appendix. Develop a milestone schedule that includes five to seven elements Use the case study to derive the...
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You are the regional sales manager for International Herb Express (IHE) which is a large, US-based spice & herbs supplier. IHE sells to other businesses that purchase bulk spices and spice blends for use in their end products.

Assignment Content Competency Apply customer service skills before, during and after a sale. Student Success Criteria View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane. Scenario You are the regional sales manager for International Herb Express (IHE) which is a large, US-based spice & herbs supplier. IHE sells to other businesses that purchase bulk spices and spice blends for use in their end products. The primary customers are baking and soup mix corporations that sell to other businesses, for example, bakeries, restaurants, other food-service, and regional grocery chains. IHE is launching a new spice blend that reflects a more diverse cultural & ethnic flavor profile than IHE's traditional offerings. The abridged marketing strategy for this new spice blend is to target both current customers, but also to reach new customers that are target regions with higher ethnic diversity and/or the more adventurous "foodies" market. The marketing efforts will focus on...
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Competency Apply management strategies to a business-to-business (B2B) salesforce.

Assignment Content Competency Apply management strategies to a business-to-business (B2B) salesforce. Student Success Criteria View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane. Scenario You are the regional sales manager for International Herb Express (IHE) which is a large, US-based spice & herbs supplier. IHE sells to other businesses that purchase bulk spices and spice blends for use in their end products. The primary customers are baking and soup mix corporations that sell to other businesses, for example, bakeries, restaurants, other food-service, and regional grocery chains. IHE is launching a new spice blend that reflects a more diverse cultural & ethnic flavor profile than IHE's traditional offerings. The abridged marketing strategy for this new spice blend is to target both current customers, but also to reach new customers that are target regions with higher ethnic diversity and/or the more adventurous "foodies" market. The marketing efforts will focus on taste testing,...
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