# Variable overhead spending variances variable

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Variable-Overhead Spending Variances Variable- Overhead Spending Variances Arises when actual variable overhead costs differ from the amount predicted for the actual cost-driver activity Positive: Actual Variable overhead rate < Standard Variable overhead rate Negative : Actual Variable overhead rate > Standard Variable overhead rate = Actual Variable Over head (Standard variable overhead rate per unit of cost driver * Actual Cost driver activity used)
Analysis of Variable Overhead Variances Actual overhead Cost Incurred Predicted overhead Based on Actual Driver Use * Standard Prices Flexible Budget: Standard Driver Use Allowed for Output Achieved * standard Prices A B C Spending Variance (A B ) Efficiency Variance (B C ) Flexible Budget Variance (overhead) (A C )
Material, Labor and Variable Overhead Variance Analysis Actual Quantity / hours Standard Quantity / Hours Actual Price / rate Standard Price / Rate Standard inputs allowed per unit of output Direct Material Direct Labor Variable Overhead Finished Units Produced
Learning Objective 8 Fixed Overhead Spending Variance
Fixed Overhead Spending Variance The flexible budget based on actual use of the cost driver and the flexible budget based on standard use of the cost driver are always the same because fixed overhead does not vary with the level of use of the cost driver. Therefore . . . The difference between actual fixed overhead and budgeted fixed overhead is the fixed overhead spending variance.
Analysis of Fixed Overhead Variances Actual overhead Cost Incurred Predicted overhead Based on Actual Driver Use * Standard Prices Flexible Budget: Standard Driver Use Allowed for Output Achieved * standard Prices A B C Spending Variance (A B ) Never a Variance (B C ) = 0 Flexible Budget Variance (overhead) (A C ) Same as Spending variance

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