For each of the following activities, identify the primary function that the accountant is performing—scorekeeping, attention directing, or problem solving—and explain why it best fits that category.
1. Preparing a schedule of depreciation for forklift trucks in the receiving department of a General Electric factory in Scotland.
2. Analyzing, for a Sony production superintendent, the impact on costs of purchasing some new assembly equipment
3. Preparing a scrap report for the finishing department of a Toyota parts factory
4. Interpreting why the Colville Timber Resource Company did not adhere to its production schedule
5. Explaining the stamping department’s performance report
6. Preparing a monthly statement of European sales for the Ford Motor Company’s vice president of marketing
7. Preparing, for the manager of production control of a Mittal Steel plant, a cost comparison of two computerized manufacturing control systems
8. Interpreting variances on the performance report for the University of Michigan’s purchasing department.
9. Analyzing, for an Airbus manufacturing manager, the desirability of having some parts for the A380 airplane made in Korea
10. Preparing the budget for the dermatology department of Providence Hospital

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