Accounting BTN

Purpose of this Document: To let you know in advance what the specific BTN requirements are for the entire class. These requirements are from another edition of your textbook at the end of selected chapters. Be sure to read the chapter before completing and apply this knowledge in your thread and reply. You may submit your threads in advance of the due dates. BTN stands for “Beyond the Numbers”.
Basic Requirement for each BTN: The student will be required to write a substantive written thread (between 125– 150 words minimum) to these discussion questions. Feel free to use your book and Internet as sources.
BTN 17-4
The chief executive officer (CEO) of your company recently returned from a luncheon meeting where activity-based costing was presented and discussed. Though her background is not in accounting, she has worked for the company for 15 years and is thoroughly familiar with its operations. Her impression of the presentation about ABC was that it was just another way of dividing up total overhead cost and that the total would still be the same “no matter how you sliced it.”
Required Write a memorandum to the CEO, no more than one page, explaining how ABC is different from traditional volume-based costing methods. Also, identify its advantages and disadvantages vis-à-vis traditional methods. Be sure it is written to be understandable to someone who is not an accountant