Product costing | Accounting homework help

 DELIVERABLE LENGTH MUST BE 400-500 WORDSYou, the managerial accountant, are asked by the CFO (Mr. Smith) of Wilson–West Manufacturing (a new company) to set up a product costing system. The following are the types of expenses that will be included:Direct laborDirect materialsUtilitiesDepreciationMaintenanceInsurance on the equipmentRent on the plantAdministrative salariesRent for the officeIn a memo format, explain to Mr. Smith and the president what will be included in product costing.Explain what is involved in a product costing system.Explain why Wilson–West Manufacturing needs to have a product costing system.Allocate the above expenses as fixed, mixed, or variable expenses.Prepare calculations for the following, and explain your computations:Variable cost: The unit rate is $0.25, and the actual hours used for manufacturing are 15,000.Mixed cost: The unit rate is $0.25, actual hours are 10,000, and the fixed cost is $5,000 per month.Total cost: Use your calculations from above.Explain this to Mr. Smith who will prepare these calculations on a monthly basis.

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