Overtime Allocation Albert Machine Tool Company produces tools on a job order basis. During May, two…

Overtime Allocation

Albert Machine Tool Company produces tools on a job order basis. During May, two jobs were completed, and the following costs were incurred: 

Job 401

Job 402

Direct materials

$28,000

$37,000

Direct labor: Regular

18,000

23,000

Overtime premium

6,000

Other factory costs for the month totaled $16,800. Factory overhead costs are allocated one-third to Job 401 and two-thirds to Job 402.

a. Describe two alternative methods for assigning the overtime premium cost to Jobs 401 and 402 and explain how the appropriate method would be determined.

b. Compute the cost of Job 401 and Job 402 under each of the two methods described in part a.