Discuss a support department from current or former place of business, being sure to address the following points:
1. Describe the department and its function
2. What do you think are the most significant direct costs incurred by this support department (e.g. labor costs, depreciation, supplies, outside services, etc)?
3. Do you think those costs are fixed, variable or a combination of both....and why?
4. If you know the method of allocation actually used, please describe it. Otherwise, what would you recommend as a method of allocation?