A staff tax accountant has come to you for advice. She has begun a tax return and does not know what to do with the expenses that the client has submitted as itemized deductions. She is unsure which expenses are allowable and should be included on her Schedule A. Review the expenses submitted by the client below. (Note: The clie
Problem Carol and Jerry, LLP, pays the Good Eats Cafe each month for the lunches the two accountants eat there each work day. While at lunch, Carol and Jerry always discuss some business. Often Carol and Jerry invite friends who work at another CPA firms to join them, so they can keep up with what is happening in the account
ROI impacted by new investment generate a persuasive argument You manage an investment center (evaluated based on the return on investment). Your production manager brings you a potential deal, a large piece of equipment that can help the company save money. The production manager explains to you that he doesn't think he can
A company that provides training, certification and consulting services to commercial, government, and non-profit organizations in applying best practices in balanced scorecard (BSC), strategic performance management and measurement, and transformation and change management has a customer success story on its website at http://w
1. Locate the Master Glossary in the FASB Codification, and answer the following questions: a. What is the formal definition in the glossary of the term "Current Assets?" b. Provide one drill-down reference from the Master Glossary for where the term "Current Assets" is used in the Codification. 2. "A company includes pr
18 - 1 Elliot Company estimates that costs of production for the coming year would be: Raw materials $75,000 Direct labor 90,000 Production overhead 135,000 a) Calculate the overhead rate for the next year, assuming that it is based on direct labor dollars. b) Journalize the entry necessary to show the total cost of produ
You have a client, LBJ Company, with a lean organization and these practices: - Accountant purchases all of the supplies and pays for these purchases. - Accountant receives the checks and completes the monthly bank reconciliation. - All employees have access to petty cash and are asked to only place a note if they use any o
Jernigan Corp. had the following account balances at 12/1/10: Receivable $96,000 Inventory 240,000 Land 720,000 Building 600,000 Liabilities
On January 1, 2010, Jumper Co. acquired all of the common stock of Cable Corp. for $540,000. Annual amortization associated with the purchase amounted to $1,800. During 2010, Cable earned net income of $54,000 and paid dividends of $24,000. Cable's net income and dividends for 2011 were $86,000 and $24,000 respectively. Assumin
On January 1, 2010, Jannison Inc. acquired 90% of Techron Co. paying $477,000 cash. There is no active trading market for Techron stock. Techron Co. reported a common stock balance of $140,000 and retained earnings of $280,000 at that date. The fair value of Techron Co. was appraised at $530,000. The total annual amortization wa
John Haven purchased a bond for $9,500. The bond pays $300 interest every six months. If John decides to sell the bond after 18 months for $10,000 what would be his: 1. Income? 2. Capital Gain or Loss? 3. Total return in dollars and as a percentage of the original investment?
The corporation owns a building with a $160,000 adjusted basis and a $120,000 fair market value. The company has earnings and profits of $200,000. Is it more advantageous for the company to sell the property and distribute the sales proceeds to its shareholders or distribute the property to its shareholders and let them sell the
Problem 1 Joey parked his car on the top of a hill when he went to watch the Superbowl games in San Diego. He did not properly set his brakes or curb the wheels when he packed the car. When he returned from the games, he found his car had rolled down the hill, smashed into Nick's house, and injured Nick, who was watching TV
Please help analyzing the difference between Variable Costing vs. Absorption Costing! How each is used and who uses? Give examples of each. It has to be 500/more words synopsis with three/more sources!
It is a few months before your store is opening. You expect to open the doors of your pretzel company as of January 1. You are starting fresh with no raw materials, no accounts receivable, and no accounts payable. You were able to secure several contracts with local businesses (i.e., sales associates that are paid on commission)
• Define a product-harm crisis. • Identify the factors that contribute to a product-harm crisis. • Compare and contrast the findings of the various studies on product-harm crisis. • Synthesize your analysis of the research to develop and support a recommendation for a company handling a product-harm crisis
The ability to manage cash flow is essential for businesses. Many small businesses fail because they are unable to manage the ups and downs of periodic cash flows. Listed below are items that a corporation gave up in order to receive cash. For each item listed in the first column, describe the effect on the elements of each
The Pima and Southern Railroad (PSRR) is a small railroad operating in rural Arizona. It exists by carrying freight to remote areas of the southwest. This year the PSRR needs to replace a 30-mile section of its track. The PSRR has bids from a contractor to replace the track for the following amounts: Cost of new track.....
Creating a perception of detection can act as a deterrent to fraud. What are some ways companies attempt to create such a perception?
Find an (2013) article based on a search of "reducing overhead costs". Summarize the article.
1. Mario and Lucy opened an ice cream shop in Kissimmee. Their goal is to maximize profit and to make the business appealing to customers. The cream shop was a big success, so they decide to open an ice cream shop in many cities including Orlando. They hire Luis to manage the shop in Orlando. Mario and Lucy are considering di
'Wireless Inc., provides a variety of telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers from its massive campus-like headquarters in suburban Orlando. For a number of years the firm's maintenance group has been organized as a cost center, rendering services free of charge to the company's user departments (sal
Since the clinic is brand new, it has no experience to go on. Carlos decided to operate the clinic for two months before determining how much to charge per hour on an ongoing basis. As a temporary measure, the clinic adopted an hourly charge of $25, half the amount charged by Fonseca, Ruiz, and Dunn for professional services. T
I need help to analyze "how cost drivers can be used by managers when reviewing product costing decisions".
Assume that you manage your local marble slab creamery ice cream parlour. In addition to selling ice cream cones, you make large batches of few flavours of milk shakes to sell throughout the day. Your parlour is chosen to test the company's "Made-For-You" system. The system allows patrons to customize their milk shakes by choosi
On June 3 of the current year, Eric, Florence, and George form Wildcat Corporation and transfer the following items: Eric Land $200,000 $50,000 500 Florence Equipment -0- 25,000 250 George Legal services -0- 25,000 250 Eric purchased the land (a capital asset) five years ago for $200,000. Florence purchased the equipment
There is a significant amount of gray area when interpreting tax regulations. There are several resources available to assist tax preparers in addressing these issues, such as the AICPA's "Statements on Standards for Tax Services." You are asked by a new client to include an unsubstantiated amount as a deduction that will mak
Use the search term "break-even analysis" and find an article or case study and summarize.
Formulate a strategy to improve the opportunities for Durango to reach its revenue goals (i.e., increase revenue by 10% within five  years).
In comparing services that auditors provide, you will notice a variety of both services and topics they cover. The last slide above in the Audit PowerPoint gives factors that contribute to fraud in companies. Notice that since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2001, fraud from lack of internal controls has decreased dramatically. How