As of December 31, 2013, Post Company had total cash of $156,000, notes payable of $85,600, and a common stock of $52,400. During 2014, post earned $36,000 of cash revenue, paid $20,000 for cash expenses, and paid a $3000 cash dividend to the stockholders.
a. Determine the amount of retained earning as of December 31,2013.
b. Create an accounting equation and record the beginning account balances under the appropriate elements.
c. Record the revenue, expense, and dividend events under the appropriate elements of the accounting equation created equation created in Requirement b.
d. Prove the equality of the accounting equation as December 31, 2014.
e. Identify the beginning and ending balance in the Cash and Common Stock accounts. describe why the beginning and ending balances in the Cash Account are different, but the beginning and ending balance in the Common Stock account remains the same.