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problem 1

Joanna Greenhas started a domestic cleaning business Clear View Cleaning (CVC).She started the business on 1st May 2013, it is now 30th June and she has asked for your assistance in preparing her financial statements.On 1st May Joanna deposited $5,000 into a new bank account opened in the name of the business. The $5,000 consisted of a $2,400 interest free loan from her father and $2,600 of her own money.

Joanna rented some equipment from Perry Equipment Hire. On 1st May, she signed a four-month rental agreement on cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners and a floor polishing machine)and paid $400 for the four month rental period. On the same day Joanna also purchased (for $3,000) an old van to be used exclusively for the business. She believes that the van has three years of useful life and then will have a resale value of $300.

Joanna has made a note in her diary whenever she has taken items from the business for her personal use. At 30th June she consults her diary and find outs that she has taken $950 cash and $20 worth of cleaning supplies during the period.

The loan made by her father is to be repaid in twenty four equal repayments. Each repayment is made on the last business day of the calendar month.Normally all of the work done by CVC is performed on account but one domestic customer insisted in paying in cash at the time the work was done. The customer paid $120 and Joanna decided that it was not worth producing an invoice for an amount which had already been received. All work done during the period has been invoiced. Invoices totalling $8,300 had been issued.

At 30thJuneJoanna’s customers owe her $900. Herdiary records list payments for supplies totalling $380, and at the end of the period she still has supplies that cost $60 on hand.She paid her employees $2,900, and still owes them $320 for their final week of work.During June Joanna paid her mobile telephone bill of $280 from her personal bank account. She estimates that 60% of the calls made were for the business purposes. She also has an unpaid bill for $125 from Keen Maintenance for a repair made to her floor polishing machine.


You must clearly show how you have find outd each amount shown on the statements. Statements providedwithout

1. Prepare the business Income Statement for the period.

2. Prepare the Statement of Changes in Equity for the period.

3. Prepare the classified Balance Sheet at the end of the period.

problem 2

Jane is a student and also operates a part time business called Mayo Enterprises. She sells imported marker pens to various retail office and stationery supply shops. Business commenced in May 2012. Jane conducts all of the business’ operations (she works alone and has no employees).

Jane purchases pens for 60c each and sells them for $2.50 each. These amounts have not changed since Jane started operations.
At 1st July 2012 an amount of $1,500 appears as inventory in the trial balance.

During the year ended 30thJune 2013, Jane made the following purchases and sales.

Date        Purchases        Sales
(units)    @60c           (units) @$2.50

July 11                          1,000
Aug 3                              600
Sept 12    2,000
Sept 30                         1,300
Dec 2      1,500
Dec 6                              400
Feb 3                              700
Mar 22    1,500
April 19                          2,300
May 26                             800
TOTAL    5,000                 7,100

On 30thJune 2013(the end of the accounting period), Jane counted 370 pens remaining on hand.


1. find out the Gross Profit for the year ended 30th June 2013 under both the periodic and perpetual methods of inventory recording. (HINT: Since you are being asked to find out under both methods in this problem, you are given complete data in regard to inventory flow. Not all of this data would be available to you under one of the methods, therefore ensure that you only use the data that would normally be available to you under each of the two methods.) Provide a correctly formatted extract from Mayo Enterprises income statement for each method.You must clearly show how you have find outd each amount shown on the statement extracts.

2. Of the two methods used in 1. Above, which method (if any):

(i) Provides the higher Gross Profit figure?

(ii) Provides the most information for control purposes, and how?

(iii) Considering the circumstances, which inventory method would be the most appropriate for Jane’s business? describe why.

problem 3

Why do accountants process adjusting journal entries?

You overhear a conversation between two Accounting for Business students. One student comments that “the effect of adjusting entries is either immaterial or non-existent over time” is this correct? If so why should accountants bother with the extra ‘work’ involved with the adjusting process? Use an ex to illustrate your answer.

200 – 300 words should be sufficient to effectively answer this problem.

problem 4

Susan Sweet set up a secretarial services business (Triple S Services) on 1 July 2013. Usually, Susan collects $20 per hour for services provided on the completion of each day's work and pays for the maintenance of her computer equipment with cash. Susan did an accounting subject at secondary school and so has kept her own accrual-based accounting records. At the end of the first year, Susan produced the following unadjusted trial balance:

Triple S Services
Unadjusted Trial Balance
As at 30th June 2013
Cash at Bank                   $2,550   
Accounts Receivable              40   
Computer Equipment           3,000   
Motor Vehicle                    24,000   
Susan Sweet, Capital                          $19,000
Susan Sweet, Drawings        17,570   
Income                                              38,400
Telephone Expense                2,300   
Supplies Expense                   4,840   
Repairs & Maintenance           2,560   
Other Expenses                       540

The following adjustments were required at the year-end:

• Supplies on hand at year-end, $230.

• An account was received for repairs done to Susan’s computer equipment before year-end but not recorded, $270.


1. Prepare an income statement for the year ended 30thJune 2013 using accrual accounting.

2. Prepare an income statement for the year ended 30thJune 2013 using cash accounting.

3. Susan was not sure whether she could use cash accounting rather than accrual accounting for her business records. From the information provided, decide whether Susan should use accrual or cash accounting, and describe to her the reasons for your decision.

problem 5

The following values relate to various ratios determined for a sole trader, Ben Bournemouth, for the year ended 30 June 2013. At that date, the total assets in the Balance Sheet were $900 000. The ratios relate to the accounts either in respect of the 12-month period or at the date of the Balance Sheet for the end of the period.

Gross Profit to Total Sales    =                25%
Current Ratio    =                                 2.5:1
Quick (acid test) Ratio    =                       2:1
Credit Sales to Total Sales    =                  75%
Non-current Assets to Current Assets =      10%
Profit to Total Assets    =                         15%
Accounts Payable to Purchases    =            40%
Profit Margin    =                                     10%
Profit to Equity (start of period)    =            30%
Credit Sales to Accounts Receivable    =    7.5:1


Assuming that there are no prepaid expenses and that accounts payable are the only liability, and rounding answers to the nearest dollar, prepare:

1. A detailed Income Statement for the year ended 30 June 2013, including an itemised cost of sales calculation (assuming a periodic inventory system).

2.  The business’ Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2013.

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