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The following accounts were taken from the records of Beta Co. on the year end (December 31, 2017) after adjusting entries being recorded and posted; all accounts have normal balances:

Account payables                                                                               $ 5,200

Account receivables                                                               6,400

Cost of goods sold                                                                  8,300

Capital stock                                                                        18,700

Cash                                                                                          5,400

Sales Revenue                                                                      24,800

Land                                                                                      15,000

Salaries expense                                                                     4,300

Salaries payable                                                                     1,000

Interest expense                                                                      1,980

Utilities expense                                                                         720

Income Tax Expense                                                            1,000

Income Tax Payable                                                                400

Investment (long-term) in ZYX, Inc shares                       5,700

Depreciation Expense-Equipment                                      2,400

Sales Discounts                                                                       1,000

Accumulated Depreciation-Equipment                             3,600

Inventory                                                                                 8,000

Bonds Payable (Due in ten years)                                    16,500

Retained Earnings (January 1, 2017)                                 2,500

Dividends                                                                                    ?

Equipment                                                                              12,000

Additional information:

Total assets (end of the year)                                                  ?

Total assets (beginning of the year)                                 47,100


 Number of share outstanding during the year is 5,100.  No new shares were issued during the year.  The stock was selling at $10 per share at the year end.


No additional entries are required.


REQUIREMENT:    (Show your detailed work)


                        (a) Prepare Classified Balance Sheet, Multiple-Step Income Statement and Statement of Retained Earnings using the proper format and all the required accounting conventions.


(b) Prepare the closing entries for Beta.


(c) Calculate the ratios (listed in the chapter 14 comments) for Beta’s profitability, liquidity and credit risk /solvency. 


Use Financial Statements Preparation Conventions  for all financial statements:

Have titles with three lines including Name of the company, name of the statement, and time or time period in this order.

The above statement is called classified Balance Sheet, but still has Balance Sheet in the title.

                Columns do not mean debits and credits (just used to make the presentation clear).

                First amount in each column must have a $ sign.

                Not every amount can have a $ sign.

Single line is used for addition or subtraction - subtotal, amount below single line must have a $ sign.

The final total has a double line under it and is not used in subsequent calculations, has $ sign.

Section that has more than one item must have a subtotal and any section with just one item should not have a subtotal.


Part II:


Multiple Choice Questions:


1.     An accounting principle must receive substantial authoritative support to qualify as generally accepted.  Among the organizations and agencies which have been influential in the development of generally accepted accounting principles, which of the following has provided the most influential leadership?

a                      Internal Revenue Service.

b                      National Association of Accountants.

c                      Financial Accounting Standards Board.

d                      New York Stock Exchange.



2.     The nature of an asset is best described as:

a                      Something with physical form which is valued at cost in the accounting records.

b                      An economic resource owned by a business and expected to benefit future operations.

c                      An economic resource representing cash or the right to receive cash in the near future.

d                      Something owned by a business that has a ready market value.


3.     Mike Rodgers, owner of Mike's Taco Barn, also owns a personal residence that cost $130,000, but has a market value of $250,000. During preparation of the financial statements for Mike's Taco Barn, the accounting principle most relevant to the presentation of Mike's home is:

a                      The concept of the business entity.

b                      The cost principle.

c                      The going-concern assumption.

d                      The objectivity principle.  



4.     At December 31, 1993, the accounting records of Darcy, Inc., contain the following items:


Accounts Payable....$ 24,000   Accounts Receivable....$ 60,000

Land....................             ?           Cash..............................  54,000

Capital Stock........... 600,000    Equipment................... 180,000

Building.................. 500,000       Retained Earnings.........     ?

Note Payable........... 250,000

If Retained Earnings at December 31, 1993, are $300,000, total assets amount to:

a                      $900,000

b                      $1,174,000.

c                      $354,000.

d                      $1,434,000.


5.     During the current year, liabilities of Bowie's Meats increased by $320,000, and owners' equity increased by $90,000.

a                      Assets at the end of the year total $410,000.

b                      Assets at the end of the year total $230,000.

c                      Assets increased during the year by $410,000.

d                      Assets decreased during the year by $230,000.



6.     The process of originally recording a business transaction in the accounting records is termed:

a                      Journalizing.

b                      Footing.

c                      Posting.

d                      Balancing.



7.     The journal entry to record a particular business transaction includes a debit to a liability account.  This transaction is most likely also to include:

a                      A cash receipt.

b                      The purchase of an asset on account.

c                      A cash payment.

d                      A credit to Accounts Receivable.


8.     A trial balance will indicate the existence of an error if:

a                      The purchase of a typewriter for $870 is entered in the accounting records as a debit of $87 to Office Equipment and a credit of $87 to Accounts Payable.

b                      The collection of $75 cash is recorded by a debit to Accounts Receivable and a credit to Cash.

c                      A ledger account with a credit balance is listed as a debit amount in the trial balance.

d                      A journal entry debiting Equipment is posted as a debit to the Building account.


9.     The Accountant for the McCarthy Company forgot to make an adjusting entry to record depreciation for the current year.  The effect of this error would be:

a                      An overstatement of net income and an understatement of assets.

b                      An overstatement of assets offset by an understatement of owners' equity.

c                      An overstatement of assets, net income, and owners' equity.

d.                     An overstatement of assets and of net income and an understatement of owners' equity.


10.  The balance in retained earnings of Dayton Company at the beginning of the year was $65,000.  During the year, the corporation earned revenue of $430,000 and incurred expenses of $360,000, dividends of $50,000 were declared and paid, and the balance of the Cash account increased by $10,000.  The company's net income and the year-end balance in the retained earnings account are, respectively:

a                      $20,000 and $95,000.

b                      $70,000 and $85,000.

c                      $20,000 and $85,000.

d                      $70,000 and $95,000.


11.  The balance of an unearned revenue account:

a                      Appears in the balance sheet as a component of stockholders' equity.

b                      Appears in the income statement along with other revenue accounts.

c                      Appears in a separate section of the income statement for revenue not yet earned.

d                      Appears in the liability section of the balance sheet.


12.  The concept of materiality:

a                      Treats as material only those items that are greater than 2% or 3% of net income.

b                      Justifies ignoring the matching principle in certain circumstances.

c                      Affects only items reported in the income statement.

d                      Results in financial statements that are less useful to decision makers because many details have been omitted.


13.  In a perpetual inventory system, purchases of merchandise on account are recorded by debiting:

a                      Cost of Goods Sold.

b                      Accounts Payable.

c                      Purchases.

d                      Inventory.


14.  In a multiple-step income statement, interest expense usually is not classified as an operating expense because interest charges:

a                      do not contribute to the production of revenue.

b                      Stem from the manner in which assets are financed, not the manner in which they are used in business operations.

c                      Relate directly to the cost of goods sold.

d                      The statement is incorrect.  Interest usually is classified as an operating expense.


15.  Telecote Pro Shop uses a periodic inventory system.  The beginning inventory was $20,000, purchases amounted to $110,000, sales totaled $215,000, and the year-end inventory was $25,000.  The cost of goods sold must have been:

a                      $100,000.

b                      $105,000

c                      $110,000.

d                      some other amount.


16.  AllNight Stores purchased canned goods at an invoice price of $2,000 and terms of 2/10, n/30.  Half of the goods had been mislabeled and were returned immediately to the supplier.  If AllNight pays the invoice within the discount period, the amount paid should be:

a                      $960.

b                      $980.

c                      1,960.

d                      2,000.


17.  An important distinction between the direct method and the indirect method of preparing a statement of cash flows is that:

a              The format of the section computing net cash flow from operating activities is different under the two methods.

b              The direct method reconciles accrual-based net income with net cash flow from operations; the indirect method shows the specific cash inflows and outflows constituting the operating activities.

c              The direct method results in a lower (more conservative) figure for net cash flow from operating activities than does the indirect method.

d              Only those statements of cash flows prepared using the direct method are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as set forth by the FASB.



18.  Which of the following is not classified among the financing activities in a statement of cash flows?

a              Long-term borrowing.

b              Payment of dividends to stockholders.

c              Payment of interest to creditors.

d              Short-term borrowing.


19.  The cost principle is the basis for preparing financial statements because it is

a.                     A conservative value.

b.                     Objectively measured.

c.                     An international standard.

d.                     The most accurate measure of purchasing power.


20.  RSV Co reports only current assets and current liabilities on its balance sheet. Property, plant and equipment and bonds payable are reported as current assets and current liabilities, respectively.  Liquidation of the company is unlikely.  Which of the following principle, assumption or constraint is violated?

a.                     Entity.

b.                     Periodicity.

c.                     Going concern.

d.                     Materiality.








Part III:




Management Group, Inc., adjusts and closes its books each month.  The trial balance at March 31, 2017before adjustments is as follows:


Debit                      Credit


Cash..........................................             26,650                  

Accounts Receivable.................         30,000

Supplies.....................................              3,750

Prepaid Advertising...................            8,400

Equipment................................            72,000

Accumulated Depreciation:

 Equipment                                           25,000

Unearned Consulting Fees............                                     19,500

Capital Stock.......................                                                20,000

Retained Earnings...................                                            26,500

Consulting Fees Earned..............                                        87,500

Salaries Expense....................              32,000

Utilities Expense...................                 1,200

Rent Expense........................              4,500       _______           

            178,500                  178,500

           =======                ========


The following information relates to month-end adjustments:

a      According to contracts, consulting fees received in advance that were earned in March total $13,000.

b      On January 1, 2017, the company paid in advance for 6 months' advertising in professional journals.

c      At March 31, supplies on hand amount to $1,250.

d      The equipment has an original estimated useful life of 6 years.




1.     Prepare the required adjusting entries in the journal form.


2.     After the proper adjusting entry is made, what is the balance in the Unearned Consulting Fees account at March 31?       


3.     After closing entries on March 31, how much is the Total Stockholders’ Equity.                          



                                             Answer Sheet Mid-Term Exam (ACC5110)


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