What is Idle Time in Cost Accounting?

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In cost accounting, what do you call the unproductive time for which employees are still compensated?

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1. What type of idle time is caused by factors beyond the control of management?

2. Which of the following is NOT a cause of normal idle time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo helps you determine how much knowledge you have about idle time in cost accounting. Causes of normal idle time and how the cost of abnormal idle time should be accounted for are topics you need to know to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be quizzed on:

  • Ways to reduce idle time
  • Causes of normal idle time
  • Name for the unproductive time for which an employee stills gets compensation for
  • How the cost of abnormal idle time should be accounted for

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the type of idle time that's caused by factors beyond the control of management
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on idle time in cost accounting
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to reduce idle time and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

What is Idle Time in Cost Accounting? is a lesson you can use any time you want to complete the following objectives:

  • Determine how cost accounting treats idle time
  • Compare and contrast the different types of idle time
  • Examine the roles of management regarding idle time
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