Assignment 1: Cost Accounting and Management Decisions
Due Week 8 and worth 240 pointsConduct research on a U.S. manufacturing company that produces two (2) or more products. Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:1. Describe the company researched, indicating the primary products manufactured.2. Examine the effect of changes in the variable cost / fixed cost structure of the company on cost- volume analysis decisions by managers.3. Analyze the current cost system used by the company to determine manufacturing costs and examine the benefits of using an activity-based cost system over the traditional system for management decisions.4. Compare the company’s sales and cost of sales forecast to the actual sales and costs of sales in the current financial statement. Evaluate strategies management can implement in response to changing conditions affecting budgetary planning and forecasting.5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.