# Costing and Variance Analysis

Cost variance analysis is a control system that is designed to sense and correct variances from expected levels. It consists of the following steps. One is to calculate the difference between an acquire cost and an expected cost. Second step is to investigate the reasons for the difference. Third is to Report information to the management. Fourth is to Take corrective action to bring the acquired cost into closer alignment with the expected cost.

## Standard Costing and Variance Analysis Formulas

Standard Costing and Variance Analysis Formulas: Learning Objective of the article: Learn the formulas to calculate direct materials, direct labor and factory overhead variances.(Formula of Variance ) This is a collection of variance formulas / equations which can help you calculate variances for direct materials,

## Advantages and Disadvantages of Standard Costing and Variance Analysis

Advantages and Disadvantages of Standard Costing and Variance Analysis Learning Objective of the article: What are the advantages / benefits and disadvantages / problems / limitations of standard costing system and variance analysis? Advantages / Benefits of Standard Costing System: Standard costing System has