Absorption Costing Converts Fixed Production Overheads into Product Cost
Absorption Costing is a tool which converts fixed production overheads, which are period based expenses, into product cost on a per unit basis. As a result of which one is able to determine the product cost and hence the price.
After the period has ended, under or over applied overhead costs are discovered, and the following treatments can be made:
1. Apportioned to cost of goods sold, finished goods and work in progress.
2. Carried forward to next accounting period.
3. Adjusted with cost of goods sold only.