Case Study2: Motomart

The Motomart case is designed to supplement your managerial/ cost accounting textbook coverage of cost behavior and variable costing using real-world cost data and an auto-industryaccepted cost driver. Unlike textbook problems, this data is real. It won’t necessarily produce a clear solution when you attempt to analyze cost behavior and apply scatter-plot, high-low, and regression methods to separate mixed costs into their fixed and variable components. This case also illustrates that financial accounting decisions and methods can have an influence on cost accounting and managerial applications and decisions.OBJECTIVESWhen you complete this case, you’ll be able to • Explain the importance of accrual accounting and proper application of the matching principle for the computation of contribution margins and break-even points • Apply knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to a specific real-world example • Integrate statistical analyses and scatter plots, line graphs, and regression to determine the reliability of financial information prepared for external use • Use analytical review procedures to examine a firm’s financial statements • Apply critical-thinking skills to real-world business circumstances

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