When companies accumulate costs, they generally use either a job-order or a process costing system. The type of system used often varies based on the type of product or service provided. Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, locate an article on how a company utilized a cost accumulation system.

Respond to the following:

Identify and describe the type of cost accumulation system that was used.

Explain how the system was used and, specifically, how overhead was allocated.

Discuss how the use of cost accumulation enhanced the company’s operations. Support your responses with reasons and examples.

Examples and reasoning must be included to demonstrate your understanding. Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Do the following when responding to your peers: Read all posts from your peers. Explain how their experiences differ from yours.

Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information or quotes from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your experiences, professional or personal.