Accounting Problem - Pension Plan Worksheet

P20-1

(2 year reconciliation schedule) On January 1, 2008, Diana Peter Company has the following defined benefit pension plan balances.

Projected benefit obligation $4,200,000
Fair Value of plan assets 4,200,000

The interest (Settlement) rate applicable to the plan is 10% . On January 1, 2009, the company amends its pension agreement so that prior service cost of $500,000 are created. Other data related to the pension plan are as follows.

2008 2009

Service Cost $150,000 $180,000

Unrecognized prior service costs
Amortization -0- -0-

Contribution (funding) to the plan 140,000 185,000

Benefit Paid 200,000 280,000

Actual Return on plan assets 252,000 260,000

Expected rate of return on assets 6% 8%

Instructions:

(a) Prepare a pension worksheet for the pension plan for 2008 and 2009
(b) As of December 31, 2009, Prepare a schedule reconciling the funded status with the reported liability (accrued pension cost).