Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Toque Cooking Academy runs short cooking courses at its small campus

The Toque Cooking Academy runs short cooking courses at its small campus. Management has identified two cost drivers that it uses in its budgeting and performance reports—the number of courses and the total number of students. For example, the school might run four courses in a month and have a total of 60 students enrolled in those four courses. Data concerning the company’s cost formulas appear below:





Fixed Cost per Month

Cost per Course

Cost per Student

Instructor wages





$

2,980





Classroom supplies









$

310

Utilities

$

1,230

$

85





Campus rent

$

5,100









Insurance

$

2,340









Administrative expenses

$

3,940

$

46

$

7



For example, administrative expenses should be $3,940 per month plus $46 per course plus $7 per student. The company’s sales should average $850 per student.



The actual operating results for October appear below:







Actual

Revenue

$

48,100

Instructor wages

$

11,200

Classroom supplies

$

18,450

Utilities

$

1,980

Campus rent

$

5,100

Insurance

$

2,480

Administrative expenses

$

3,970



Required:

1.

The Toque Cooking Academy expects to run four courses with a total of 60 students in October. Complete the company’s planning budget for this level of activity. (Input all amounts as positive values. Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)

2.

The school actually ran four courses with a total of 58 students in October. Complete the company’s flexible budget for this level of activity. (Input all amounts as positive values. Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)

3.

Complete the flexible budget performance report that shows both activity variances and revenue and spending variances for October. (Input all amounts as positive values. Leave no cells blank - be certain to enter \"0\" wherever required. Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting \"F\" for favorable, \"U\" for unfavorable, and \"None\" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)



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