Assignment 1: Discussion Absorption versus Variable Costing

There are several ways a company can allocate overhead costs to products produced or services provided. Two of these methods are absorption costing and variable costing. This assignment will allow you to explore the two methods of costing and compare/contrast the different uses of each costing system.

Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research absorption and variable costing. Use your research and/or your experiences as a working professional to complete this assignment.

Respond to the following:

Explain the differences between absorption costing and variable costing.
Explain, with the help of an example, how a company could use a variable costing system, as well as an absorption costing system. You have the option of using the company you work for as an example.
Explain which method is better for the company being discussed.

Support your recommendation with references to your readings or scholarly articles.

Write your initial response in 4 5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Initial response:
Was insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
Was substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16 Points

Writing:
Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
Responses were error free.
Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

8 Points
Total: 24 Points

This assignment is due in 60 hours(July 31st at 8am