cost sheet format


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cost sheet format
cost sheet format

Cost sheet is a device used to determine and present the cost under unit costing. Cost sheet format is a statement of costs incurred at each level of manufacturing a product or service. In a Cost sheet all the elements of cost is taken into consideration. It includes Prime cost, Factory/manufacturing cost, cost of production, cost of sale, Profit/loss etc.


“Cost sheet is a cost schedule or document which provides for the assembly of the estimated detailed cost in respect of a cost center or cost unit”.


“Cost sheets are prepared for the use of management and consequently, they must include all the essential details which will assist the manager in checking the efficiency of production”

Items excluded from Cost Sheet:           

1. Pure financial expenses like interest on capital, interest on loan, discount on debentures, loss on sale of fixed asset provision for bad debts and doubtful debts, writing off goodwill, copyright, preliminary expenses etc.

2. Pure financial incomes like interest received, profit on sale of investment, dividend received, rent received, commission received, discount received etc.

In addition to the above, no appropriation items will include in cost sheet.

COST SHEET FORMAT: Cost sheet for the period ending

Direct material Direct wages Direct Expenses  
                                                    Prime Cost  
Add: Factory Overheads  
                                                    Factory Cost  
Add: Administration Overheads  
                                                   Cost of Production  
Add: Selling and Distribution Overheads  
                                                   Total Cost /Cost of sale  
cost sheet format


While preparing a cost sheet we have to consider the opening and closing stocks of the following three items

  • Stock of Raw materials
  • Stock of finished goods
  • Stock of work in progress

Stock of Raw materials: In order to get the cost of material consumed, opening stock of material is added to the cost of raw materials purchased and closing stock of raw materials is deducted from it.

Opening stock of raw materials  
ADD: Purchase of raw material  
LESS: Closing stock of raw material  
Cost of materials consumed
cost sheet format

Stock of Work – in – progress: The Cost of work in progress are adjusted at the work cost stage

PRIME COST cost sheet format PRIME COST  
ADD: Works Overhead  
ADD: Opening stock of work-in-progress  
LESS: Closing stock of work-in-progress  
cost sheet format

Stock of finished goods: It is adjusted immediately after ascertaining the cost of production.

Cost of production  
ADD: Opening stock of finished goods  
LESS: Closing stock of finished goods  
Cost of goods sold
cost sheet format


A tender or quotation is an offer made by a person to supply certain goods at a specified price. It is an estimated price which is determined in advance of production. A reasonable margin of profit is added to the estimated cost to get the tender price. A tender has to be prepared very carefully as the receipts of orders depend upon the acceptance of quotations or tenders supplied by the manufacturers. It requires information regarding Prime cost, works cost, administration and selling overhead cost and profit of the preceding period.

Computation of Tender price

I. Calculation of Tender price on the basis of Percentages of Overheads

In this case a cost sheet is prepared for the past period with the total amount of different elements of cost. Here Indirect or overhead costs are charged on a percentage basis. The percentage is calculated on the basis of the past year’s cost sheet. These are calculated as follows:

a. Factory OH is charged as a percentage if direct wages. =Factory OH x 100/Direct wages

b. Administration OH is charged as a percentage of Factory cost = Administration OH x 100/ Factory Cost

c. Selling and Distribution OH is charged as percentage of Factory cost = Selling and Distribution x 100/ Factory cost

Profit may be calculated either as a percentage of cost or selling price. If the given percentage of profit is on selling price, the percentage of profit on selling price should be converted into percentage of profit on cost.

II. Computation of Tender price on the basis of Previous year’s per unit cost:

Under this situation, previous periods cost and output figures are available. Tender price is fixed by multiplying the quantity with previous periods per unit cost and adding the required percentage of profit. There are three different situations under this method.

a. When there is no change in past cost and past percentage of profit: In this case a detailed probable cost sheet is prepared by multiplying previous period’s cost of each unit with the quantity of tender. Profit is added at the same percentage of profits of the past period.

b. When there is change in past cost, but no change in past percentage of profit: Here the cost of the tender is calculated by making necessary adjustments in the elements of cost. Same percentage of cost is added as profit to get tender price.

c. When there is change in past cost and past percentage of profit: Here the total cost tender is calculated by making necessary adjustments in the cost and the tender price is then calculated by adding the required percentage of profit.

III Calculation of Tender price based on fixed and variable costs: Here, costs are classified according to variability into three types,, fixed, variable and semi variable. Tender price is calculated on the basis of degree of variability.

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Cost AccountingScope of cost accountingElements of costTypes of cost
Material controlPerpetual inventory systemPricing of materialsBin Card
Stores LedgerIncentive plansOverheadsIdle time
System of wage payment in cost accountingTime rate vs piece rate wage systemCost CenterLabour Turnover
Difference between management accounting and cost accountingAllocation and apportionment of overheadsAllocation vs Apportionment of overheadsAbsorption of overheads
Over absorption and under absorption of overheadsActivity based costingTraditional costing vs ABC systemReconciliation of accounts
Unit costingCost sheet formatCost sheet vs production sheetJob costing
Batch Costingjob costing vs batch costingContract costingJob Costing vs Contract costing
Process CostingProcess costing vs job costingJoint productsBy Product 
Equivalent productionMarginal costingApplication of marginal costingCost volume profit analysis
Tools and techniques of marginal costingBudgetBreak even pointProcess of budgetary control
Advantages and limitations of budgetary controlBudgetary ControlZero base budgetingStandard Costing
Variance AnalysisStandard costing vs budgetary controlManagement accounting vs cost accountingCost accounting vs financial accounting
cost sheet format
cost sheet format

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