Accounting

PROJECT INFORMATION:

You are a manager at PopUp Company, who manufactures toaster ovens.  Your company produces two types of toaster ovens: basic and deluxe.  PopUp Company currently uses a traditional unit-based costing system, however, you feel strongly the company should switch to an activity-based costing system.  You believe this change would provide you more accurate costing information, which would allow for better strategic decision making.  You need to prepare a number of documents in order to convince the CFO to change the current cost management system used by your company.

Part 1: Write a 3-page report, using at least 1 reference from the Keiser University Library, comparing the traditional and activity-based cost management systems.  Give advantages and disadvantages of each and discuss how these concepts will relate to Pop Up Company.