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Financial and Managerial Accounting by Donald E. Kieso, Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt

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Chapter 16 Job Order Costing

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Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the characteristics and purposes of cost accounting.
  2. Describe the flow of costs in a job order cost system.
  3. Explain the nature and importance of a job cost sheet.
  4. Indicate how the predetermined overhead rate is determined and used.
  5. Prepare entries for jobs completed and sold.
  6. Distinguish between under- and overapplied manufacturing overhead.

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