BEC Study Group 2019 - Page 8

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  • #2498187
    Terre Paul
    Participant

    don't give up momonthemove, your family's faith is riding on yours. i dreaded losing credit, so i feel for you. but dont let the scope of the challenge scare you off. refocus on BEC. 1 CHALLENGE AT A TIME. YOU CAN DO IT!

    Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.

    AUD - 86
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 81
    REG - 77
    The race is not given to the swift or strong, but to him that perseveres to the end.
    #2498439
    MomOnTheMove
    Participant

    Thanks so much for the encouraging words. It helps more than you know.

    Yes, let’s do this:-)

    FAR 64, 78

    REG 77

    AUD 73, 80

    BEC 67, 73, 78

    #2505774
    BEC Savvy
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    Can someone please help me with figuring out this part of the following TBS: How did we calculate the 25 DLH from the information given blow, resulting in $818.75 cost per unit & $2,046,875 per 2500 units ?

    “If the company outsources the production of V-4 engines, Alcatara is exploring other options. One of the options the company is considering is to rent out the space to another entity for $500,000 per month. The company is also considering using the space to produce an electric motorcycle motor. The incremental revenue and costs per unit of the new motor are as follows:

    Incremental revenue $6,000.00
    Direct materials 2,732.00
    Direct labor 675.00
    Variable Overhead 32.75 per Direct Labor Hour
    Traceable fixed costs 403.20 (assumes 2,500 units)
    Common fixed costs 992,000.00 per month

    Answer:
    The potential opportunity costs would be the rental income of $500,000 per month or the segment margin of proposed new products to be made, whichever is greater. The segment margin would be calculated as follows:

    Opportunity Costs Per Unit 2500 units
    Incremental Revenues $6,000 $15,000,000
    Incremental Variable Costs
    Direct Materials 2,732 6,830,000
    Direct Labor 675 1,687,500
    Variable Overhead (25 DLH × $32.75) 818.75 2,046,875

    Total Variable Costs 4,225.75 10,564,375
    Contribution Margin 1,774.25 4,435,625
    Traceable Fixed Costs 403.20 1,008,000
    Segment Margin 1,371.05 3,427,625

    The monthly segment margin exceeds the rental income and would be the opportunity cost.

    Thanks!

    #2602245
    allusuc
    Participant

    Hardest test of them all for me but I luckily passed. I am now all done. 78!

    Tread lightly. This section is not as easy as everyone says. True, the material doesn’t take forever to study such as far, but the topics are quite challenging. I used Rogers and scored 90% or higher in each section and felt like the actual exam had 15+ McQ in each testlet that was never tested/taught! I left thinking I failed for sure but somehow I passed. So lucky. Study hard everyone

    #2693547
    SIDIEULEVEUTSIDIEULEVEUT
    Participant

    Hello, I'm taking BEC next month and I am freaking out. People are saying it's the “easiest” one but for some reason it has so far been the hardest for me. I think it's because I'm burned out but I get so frustrated at the MCQs. I have no patience at all. The lectures for Becker are ridiculously long so by the time I get to the questions I just want to go to bed. I might change my approach to do the lecture and skills practice first, take a break and do the MCQs. I have just finished B2 (financial management in Becker) and it was SOOO HARD. Can't wait to finish everything and start on the review. I'm thinking about flying through the material and do lots of review.

    AUD - 89
    BEC - 97
    FAR - 85
    REG - 91
    Future CPA over here. HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT??????
    #2701140
    f
    Participant

    Hi all,

    Recently took BEC and failed with a 70. Started restudying & plan on sitting for it again in a month. I'm restudying based off of my performance report. I also paid for FAR and have to sit for that one by 1/27/2020.

    #2701647
    say
    Participant

    I want to make a suggestion to you after taking FAR and BEC. I passed FAR, took BEC on 9/10. I used Wiley. If you're unsure of a topic and your study guide isn't cutting it try going on youtube and using professor farhat lectures. This isn't a promo lol. He helped me understand derivatives, bonds, pensions, leases, variance analysis, process costing. His videos drove the point home for me. I recommend that now that you know where your short comings were on the exam you go out and nail down those areas. Good luck.

    #2703867
    f
    Participant

    Hi Thanks @Say. I find myself googling a lot of the topics I seem to have trouble with. Especially the hard to understand explanations to questions from Becker MCQ. I usually find a better explanation on here, so figured I would make an account and hopefully answer someone else's questions too! I've watched a couple of professor farhat videos and also edspira on youtube. Investopedia usually has great explanations too.

    #2706201
    SIDIEULEVEUTSIDIEULEVEUT
    Participant

    How is BEC studying going? Im using Becker and I'm done with BEC 1 , 2 and 3. This weekend I'm reviewing everything I learned before I tackle the B4 on Monday. So far, BEC 2 (Financial Management) is my hardest especially the concepts around supply chain and inventory management. Planning on taking BEC on October 19th!

    AUD - 89
    BEC - 97
    FAR - 85
    REG - 91
    Future CPA over here. HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT??????
    #2706372
    MomOnTheMove
    Participant

    I can officially say I am finally done. Thanks to Jeff and the folks on this forum for all the advice. It’s so welcoming and I am forever grateful. The NINJA MCQs I feel really helped me pass the AUD and BEC exams. @F Investopia was extremely helpful to me too (loved their short videos). And Accounting Tool website was a great help as well.

    FAR 64, 78

    REG 77

    AUD 73, 80

    BEC 67, 73, 78

    #2706771
    inviteyou
    Participant

    I am working on a dividend payout ratio. They took the difference of the R.E. and subtracted that from Net Income to get the cash dividend paid out. If the Retained Earnings on Jan. 1 was $810.00 and they paid out $150.00 in dividends, wouldn't the ending R.E. have gone down? My thought from Jan. 1 to Dec. they would've paid out. Can anyone provide some insight and let me know what I'm missing.

    They explained it as:
    1080-810=270; 420 – 270 = 150; 150/420 = 0.36.

    Balance Sheet Jan. 1 Dec. 31
    Retained earnings 810 1,080

    Net income $ 420
    Answer Solution: Dividend payout ratio = common dividends/net income = 150/420 = 0.36. Retained earnings increased 270 (1,080 − 810). 270 = 420 net income – dividends declared. Therefore dividends declared are 150.

    practice, Practice, PRACTICE!
    #2706774
    inviteyou
    Participant

    I am working on a dividend payout ratio. They took the difference of the R.E. and subtracted that from Net Income to get the cash dividend paid out. If the Retained Earnings on Jan. 1 was $810.00 and they paid out $150.00 in dividends, wouldn't the ending R.E. have gone down? My thought from Jan. 1 to Dec. they would've paid out. Can anyone provide some insight and let me know what I'm missing.

    They explained it as:
    1080-810=270; 420 – 270 = 150; 150/420 = 0.36.

    Balance Sheet Jan. 1 Dec. 31
    Retained earnings 810 1,080

    Net income $ 420
    Answer Solution: Dividend payout ratio = common dividends/net income = 150/420 = 0.36. Retained earnings increased 270 (1,080 − 810). 270 = 420 net income – dividends declared. Therefore dividends declared are 150.

    practice, Practice, PRACTICE!
    #2706999
    inviteyou
    Participant

    Ok, I figured it out. Beg. R.E. + Net Income – Dividends = Ending R.E. So to plug in the above numbers: 810 + 420 – X = 1080. X = 150. 150/420 = 0.36. Much easier way to get to this answer rather than what the solution provided, in my opinion.

    practice, Practice, PRACTICE!
    #2759871
    se7en.14
    Participant

    for those planning to test 2020, do you know if there are any changes being made to BEC section?

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    #2762436
    tcharie
    Participant

    Hey @SIDIEULEVEUT

    How did you do? I was reading your posts and noticed you were struggling on the exact same section I am struggling on right now. I want to be a good Becker student and watch the lectures and do the skill practice as suggested but I feel like as soon as I get through those and start the multiple choice for the section, I am reading another language.

    Did anyone find a better system that worked for them? Im considering skipping the traditional route and just going hard on the mcqs and sims. I have a four week time-crunch.

    #2790219
    jeff
    Keymaster

    How was everyone's study weekend?

    #2796984
    KFu
    Participant

    Hey everyone,

    I am studying now for BEC now. I passed the BEC part of the exam about 5 years ago, but needed to step away from the CPA because of illness. I just took FAR this week and I am planning on sitting for BEC in late January/early February.

    With all that said, when I passed BEC, the written communications weren't a thing.

    Anybody have/want to give any insight on what to expect?

    #2800608
    tcharie
    Participant

    @KFu, I would say depending on your review prep materials, spend time on the review for those sections. I use Becker. It's obviously not going to be identical questions but I feel like they provide a great foundation for the type of problems you will run across. I took the BEC exam today and I honestly felt like the written communications were the easiest parts of the exam.

    With that said…I believe people are underestimating the power of IT in the BEC lol.

    #2806707
    se7en.14
    Participant

    Do both payback and discounted payback not take into account depreciation and salvage value?
    Thanks

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