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Chapter 24: Responsibility Accounting and Performance Evaluation

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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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  1. Grandpa Jim’s Cookie Company sells homemade cookies made with organic ingredients. His sales are strictly Web based. The business is taking off more than Grandpa Jim ever expected, with orders coming from across the country from both consumers and corporate event planners. Grandpa decides to decentralize and hires a full-time baker who will manage production and product costs and a Web site designer/sales manager who will focus on increasing sales through the Web site. Grandpa Jim can no longer handle the business on his own, so he hires a business manager to work with the other employees to ensure the company is best utilizing its assets to produce profit. Grandpa will then have time to focus on new product development. Now that Grandpa Jim’s Cookie Company has decentralized, identify the type of responsibility center that each manager is managing

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  2. Financial performance is measured in many ways.

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  3. Well-designed performance evaluation systems accomplish many goals. Describe the potential benefits performance evaluation systems offer.

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  4. One subunit of Harris Sports Company had the following financial results last month:

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  5. Question:The accountant for a subunit of Speed Sports Company went on vacation before completing the subunit’s monthly responsibility report. This is as far as she got:

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  6. Zims, a national manufacturer of lawn-mowing and snow-blowing equipment, segments its business according to customer type: professional and residential. The following divisional information was available for the past year:

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  7. Refer to the data in Exercise E24-17. Calculate each division’s RI. Interpret your results.

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  8. What is the biggest disadvantage of using ROI to evaluate investment centers?

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  9. Consider the following condensed financial statements of Forever Free, Inc. The company’s target rate of return is 40%.

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  10. Wolf Paints is a national paint manufacturer and retailer. The company is segmented into five divisions: Paint Stores (branded retail locations), Consumer (paint sold through home improvement stores), Automotive (sales to auto manufacturers), International, and Administration. The following is selected divisional information for its two largest divisions: Paint Stores and Consumer.

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