cost allocation

  

Definition

Assignment of indirect costs to a cost object (a job or task) without arbitrary apportionment. Costs can be allocated where the amount to be assigned can be determined accurately. See also cost apportionment.

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  • You should try and figure out the right way to break down your cost allocation and see if there is a way to improve it.

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  • Our boss had set aside a substantial amount of money for the new building downtown but their were unforeseen problems and now he must revisit the Cost Allocation document and redo his figures.

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  • We knew we had to keep cost allocation in mind because we would be implementing it in the near future.

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