Prepare a responsibility report for the first quarter of 2008 for the Home Plumbing Services segment.

ACC 560 Week 6 Assignment
E10-9
Pronto Plumbing Company is a newly formed company specializing in
plumbing services for home and business. The owner, Paul Pronto, had
divided the company into two segments: Home Plumbing Services and
Business Plumbing Services. Each segment is run by its own supervisor,
while basic selling and administrative services are shared by both
segments.
Paul has asked you to help him create a performance
reporting system that will allow him to measure each segment’s
performance in terms of its profitability. To that end, the following
information has been collected on the Home Plumbing Services segment for
the first quarter of 2008.
Budgeted Actual
Service revenue $25,000 $26,000
Allocated portion of:
Building depreciation 11,000 11,000
Advertising 5,000 4,200
Billing 3,500 3,000
Property taxes 1,200 1,000
Material and supplies 1,500 1,200
Supervisory salaries 9,000 9,400
Insurance 4,000 3,500
Wages 3,000 3,300
Gas and oil 2,700 3,400
Equipment depreciation 1,600 1,300
Instructions
a) Prepare a responsibility report for the first quarter of 2008 for the Home Plumbing Services segment.
b) Write a memo to Paul Pronto discussing the principles that should be used when preparing performance reports.

 

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