# What are revenue and spending variances?

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## What are revenue and spending variances?

Revenue and spending variances (sometimes called flexible budget variances) are the differences between the flexible budget and the actual results and are caused by differences in the revenue per unit, cost per unit and/or the amount of cost incurred.

**What is the spending variance?**

A spending variance is the difference between the actual amount of a particular expense and the expected (or budgeted) amount of an expense.

**How do you find the variable spending variance?**

Solution:

- Variable overhead spending variance = (Actual hours worked × Actual variable overhead rate) – (Actual hours worked × Standard variable overhead rate)
- *Actual hours worked × Actual variable overhead rate = Actual variable overhead for the period.
- Variable overhead spending variance = AH × (AR – SR)

### How do you calculate revenue analysis?

A simple way to solve for revenue is by multiplying the number of sales and the sales price or average service price (Revenue = Sales x Average Price of Service or Sales Price). With that being said, not all revenues are equal.

**How do you calculate fixed spending variance?**

Fixed Overhead Spending Variance Formula Or Simply, Fixed Overhead Spending Variance = AHAR – SHSR. Either way, it is simply the difference in spending from budgeted and actual fixed overhead costs.

**Why do we calculate variance in accounting?**

Variance analysis helps management to understand the present costs and then to control future costs. Variance calculation should always be calculated by taking the planned or budgeted amount and subtracting the actual/forecasted value. Thus a positive number is favorable and a negative number is unfavorable.

#### What is the spending variance quizlet?

A spending variance is the difference between the actual amount of the cost and how much a cost should have been, given the actual level of activity.

**How do you calculate revenue in economics?**

revenue, in economics, the income that a firm receives from the sale of a good or service to its customers. Technically, revenue is calculated by multiplying the price (p) of the good by the quantity produced and sold (q). In algebraic form, revenue (R) is defined as R = p × q.

**How do you find revenue in accounting?**

Revenue is most simply calculated as the number of units sold multiplied by the selling price. Because revenues do not account for costs or expenses, a company’s profits, or bottom line, will be lower than its revenue.

## How are activity variances different from revenue and spending variances?

The flexible budget is interposed between the actual results and the static planning budget. The differences between the flexible budget and the static planning budget are activity variances. The differences between the actual results and the flexible budget are the revenue and spending variances.

**How do you calculate revenue on a balance sheet?**

Tip. To calculate sales revenue, multiply the number of units sold by the price per unit. If you have non-operating income such as interest or dividends, add that to sales revenue to determine the total revenue.

**What is the revenue function formula?**

A formula or equation representing the way in which particular items of income behave when plotted on a graph. For example, the most common revenue function is that for total revenue in the equation y = bx, where y is the total revenue, b is the selling price per unit of sales, and x is the number of units sold.