Accounting For Manufacturing Business

Accounting in manufacturing companies is very useful in different ways. It can be used in the normal regular or daily transaction recordings, recording the sales on every account, and paying the bills as well.

It can also be used in computing the price of the goods that are manufactured.

Background of Accounting

The good news about cost accounting is that it does not usually require the companies to pursue specific and detailed accounting standards that are nationally observed. This is because companies can easily track the spent capital by knowing the direct materials, overhead, and labor as well. Also, through this the produced products of these companies can be accurately cost. The spent money on such activities which are being applied by accountants is typically based on processes that most of the companies use in order to produce goods.

Features and Significance

There are a few methods in which a company may use in order for them to apply the costs on their goods. Examples of these methods are job, process and costing which is activity based. In the job method, it normally utilizes the costs for the entire goods that are used in a certain job. Meanwhile, process costing generally works best on homogeneous goods that goes through many different activities of production. On the other hand, the activity- based costing typically uses drives like labor or machine hours to have additional costs. Accounting is very important since products price are usually based on the cost of their production. Standards on cost accounting attempt to utilize the costs which are directly related with the process of production. This way, the company will be assured that it will recoup the production costs as well as the overhead during the sale of goods in marketplaces.

Calculating the Material Costs

Companies involved in the field of manufacturing use accounting in order to compute the price of goods that are produced. If you are going to calculate the cost, you should add together all the material costs which are used in product manufacture. Bear in mind that you should separate the material costs through product type to find out the most precise cost.

Labor Costs and Overhead

Labor is also added to the price of the goods that are produced. In this case, you will also have to separate the labor costs from one task to another. When determining the price of goods, including the labor costs is important as well as its segregation by job. This is to get hold of the realistic price of the most possible costs of the products being manufactured. In addition, the factory overhead is the costs which are not related directly to the process of product manufacturing process. These costs comprise things like the utilities, rents, as well as the glue.


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  • NETSANET said on November 2, 2014
    am living in Addis Ababa Ethiopia; working in textile manufacturing company and need some assistance on the accounting systems.
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