COST CONTROL IN PRACTICE IN SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED BAKERIES IN OZORO

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ABSTRACT

This project is on “Cost Control in Practice in Small Scale Enterprises” with special reference to selected Bakery Ozoro. Chapter one deals with background of the study, statement of the problem, objectives of the study, significance of the study, scope of the study and limitation of the study. Chapter two is literature review where authorities in the field of cost accounting were discussed. Chapter three contained the methodology of the research under this chapter the method employed to source for data is both primary and secondary source. The statistical tool employ is the use of table and simple percentage. Chapter four based on data presentation and analysis of result while chapter five entails the summary of findings, conclusion and recommendations. The researcher discovered the organization incur idle time and the cost of idle time are included in the cost of production, therefore he recommends that management of the organization should ensure that plants and machinery be checked regularly by way of continues servicing so as to reduce cases of idle time in the cost of operation in the organization.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title i
Approval ii
Certification iii
Dedication iv
Acknowledgement v
Abstract vi
Table of content viii
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction
Background of the study 1
Brief History of the Organizations 2
Statement of the Problem 3
Objectives of the Study 3
Research questions 4
Significance of the study 4
Scope/Limitation of the study 4
Limitation of the Study 5
Operational definition of terms 5
CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review
Introduction 7
Cost Accounting Information as a Means for
Management Efficiency 7
Costing Methods and Techniques 8

The Importance of Cost Accounting System and Techniques 10
Summary of Literature Review 11
Classification of Costing 12
Idle Time 14
Overhead Absorption 15
Wastes Material 16
CHAPTER THREE: Research Methodology
Introduction 17
Sources of Data Collection 17
Population of the study 17
Sample size 17
Research Design 18
Instrument for Data Collection 18
Method of data analysis 19
Reliability of the Instrument 18
Validation of the Instrument 18
Method of data collection 19
CHAPTER FOUR: Data Presentation and Analysis
4.1 Introduction 20
4.2 Data Presentation and Analysis 20
CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Introduction 30
5.2 Findings 30
5.3 Conclusion 31
Bibliography 32
Appendix 33

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

One of the basic feature by which smooth running of an organization could be accomplishes rest of the chronology operations. It is the fact that step by step movement of cost control must be put in place in order to prevent fraud and irregularities in the establishment must especially for proper records keeping and control of cost.
In any business organization with out proper control of cost it will be difficult to know to produce, material needed at a particular time.
Lucey (2002) said the cost accounting system of any organization is the foundation of internal information system.
Management needs variety information to plan, to control cost in the enterprises. It is the production mangers who need such information that regarding raw materials, at a particular time in other to know quality to produce to avoid over production or under production which ever the case mat be. Hence, the need of cost control shall not be over emphasized in a manufacturing industry.

Brief History of the Organization

Fig bakery was established in the year 2001. The bakery is located along hospital road in Isoko North Local Government area. A total of 18 workers are working in the enterprise excluding 3 securities men. Out of these 18 workers are unskilled workers while the remaining three are skilled workers these include the production manager the bookkeeper who keep the day to day records of the enterprises and the inventory.
Mena bakery was established in the year 1999; the bakery is located at Adegbe Street along hospital road in Isoko North Local Government area. A total of 12 workers two (2) securities men, the business started with capital of #80,000 equally thousand naira.
Favourity bakery was established in the year 2009. The bakery is located along Owhelogbo Road, Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government area. A total of twenty workers the production manager, the account clerks and the security men.
Wibo bakery was established in the year 2008, the bakery is located along Ozoro / Ughelli Express way back of Rendezvous hotel in Isoko North Local Government area. A total of (26) twenty six employees are working in the enterprises these incite the production managers, the account clerk as wells security men.

Statement of the Problem

The study is carried out to find out how cost is controlled so that wastages will be avoided in the organization a situation when there is no proper costing information business organization will encounter many manufacturing organization by using unskilled labour or semi-skilled labour whose does not have or known the effectiveness of cost control in an organization these of course affect productivities retain expansion and limit competitive due to lack of awareness to cost control.

Objectives of the Study

The main objectives of this study are to known how the organization control cost using costing methods.
Also to find out how costing system and technique is being used to analyzed and allocate the expenditure of the business.

COST CONTROL IN PRACTICE IN SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED BAKERIES IN OZORO