What is the ending balance of Work in Process on January 31?

Problem 5-48 Calculating Ending Work in Process, Income Statement Pavlovich Prosthetics Company…


Problem 5-48  Calculating Ending Work in Process, Income Statement

Pavlovich Prosthetics Company produces artificial limbs for individuals. Each prosthetic is unique. On January 1, three jobs, identified by the name of the person being fitted with the prosthetic, were in process with the following costs:

Carter           Pelham         Tillson

Direct materials $   210 $   615 $1,290
Direct labor 440 700 1,260
Applied overhead 374 595 1,071
Total $1,024 $1,910 $3,621


During the month of January, two more jobs were started, Jasper and Dashell. Materials and labor costs incurred by each job in January are as follows:

Materials                 Direct Labor

 Carter        $   600       $   300
Pelham             550            200
Tillson             770            240
Jasper          2,310         2,100
Dashell             190            240


Tillson and Jasper’s prosthetics were completed and sold by January 31.



  1. If overhead is applied on the basis of direct labor dollars, what is the overhead rate? (Note: Round your answer to four decimal places.)
  2. Prepare simple job-order cost sheets for each of the five jobs in process during January. (Note: Round all amounts to the nearest dollar.)
  3. What is the ending balance of Work in Process on January 31? What is the Cost of Goods Sold in January?
  4. Suppose that Pavlovich Prosthetics Company prices its jobs at cost plus 30%. In addition, during January, marketing and administrative expenses of $2,635 were incurred. Prepare an income statement for the month of January.
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