Week 5 Accounting Team Assignment ( Individual)

Week 5 ( individual assignment)

Purpose of Assignment

The Case Study focuses on CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit), break-even, and margin of safety analyses which allows students to experience working through a business scenario and applying these tools in managerial decision making.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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Scenario: Mary Willis is the advertising manager for Bargain Shoe Store. She is currently working on a major promotional campaign. Her ideas include the installation of a new lighting system and increased display space that will add \$24,000 in fixed costs to the \$270,000 in fixed costs currently spent. In addition, Mary is proposing a 5% price decrease (\$40 to \$38) will produce a 20% increase in sales volume (20,000 to 24,000). Variable costs will remain at \$24 per pair of shoes. Management is impressed with Mary's ideas but concerned about the effects these changes will have on the break-even point and the margin of safety.

Complete the following:

•    Compute the current break-even point in units, and compare it to the break-even point in units if Mary's ideas are used.

•    Compute the margin of safety ratio for current operations and after Mary's changes are introduced (Round to nearest full percent).

•    Prepare a CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit) income statement for current operations and after Mary's changes are introduced.

Prepare a maximum 250-word paper including the answers to the questions above with supporting calculations for management addressing Mary's suggested changes.

•    Explain whether Mary's changes should be adopted. Why or why not? Analyze the above information (three bullet points above) and use this information to support your suggestion.

There is not a grading rubric for this assignment.

Show your work in Microsoft® Word or Excel®. .

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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