Accounting Hell

Maple, Inc. manufactures syrup that goes through three processing stages prior to completion.  Information on work in the first department, blending, is given below for August:

Production Data:


Pounds in process, August 1; materials 100% complete; conversion 70% complete



Pounds started into production during August



Pounds completed and transferred out



Pounds in process, August 31; materials 80% complete; conversion 30% complete


Cost Data:


Work in process inventory, August 1:
Materials cost



Conversion cost



Cost added during May:
Materials cost



Conversion cost


The company uses the weighted-average method.


Submit an Excel document, with each tab labeled by item number, which demonstrates the following:

  1. Compute the equivalent units of production.
  2. Compute the costs per equivalent unit for the month.
  3. Determine the cost of ending work in process inventory and of the units transferred out to the next department.
  4. Prepare a cost reconciliation schedule for the month.
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