### Prepare a performance report for september using air miles

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Problem 1 -

Vision Sky Tours is a sightseeing tour company based in New England. The firm specializes in aerial tours of the New England countryside and coastline. Until recently, the company had no accounting department. Routine tasks, such as billing, were handled by an individual who had little formal training in accounting. As the business began to grow, however, the owner recognized the need for more formal accounting procedures. Jacqueline Smith was hired as a new controller.

During her first week on the job, Smith was given the following performance report. The report was prepared by Red Sky, the company's manager of aircraft operations, who was planning to present it to the owner the next morning. "Look at these favorable variances for fuel and so forth," Sky noted." My operations people are really doing a great job." Later that day, Smith looked at the performance report more carefully.

1. Based on the information in Red Sky's report, prepare a performance report for September using air miles as the cost driver.

2. In spite of several favorable expense variances shown on Red Sky's report, the company's September operating income was only about two-thirds of the expected level. Why?

3. Write a brief memo to the manager of aircraft operations explaining why his variance report is misleading.

Problem 2 -

Your next-door neighbor recently began a new job as assistant controller for Continental Company. As her first assignment, she prepared a performance report for March. She was scheduled to present the report to management the next morning, so she brought it home to review. As the two of you chatted briefly, you advised her that you were studying cost control and variance analysis. Thus, she decided to show you the report she had prepared. Unfortunately, your dog thought the report was a toy. The pup made a flying leap and got a firm grip on the report. After chasing the dog around the block, you managed to wrest the report from your dog. The report was torn to bits. Only some data are still legible on the report. This information follows:

In addition to the data still legible on the performance report, your neighbor happened to remember the following facts.

• Planned production of Continental's sole product was 500 units more than the actual production.
• All of the direct material purchased in March was used in production.
• There were no beginning or ending inventories.
• Variable and fixed overhead are applied based on direct-labor hours. The fixed overhead rate is \$6.00 per hour.

Feeling guilty, you have offered to help your neighbor reconstruct the following facts, which will be necessary for her presentation.

1. Planned production (in units).

2. Actual production (in units).

4. Total standard allowed direct-labor hours.

5. Actual direct-labor rate.

8. Standard direct-material quantity per unit.

9. Direct-material price variance.

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