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Accounting questions

A) Company's Acctg Change Disclosure---- Find a company which had a change in accounting principle recently. Many companies have changes in accounting principles. One way to facilitate this process is to review the Independent Auditors' Report for a company, since a company is required to disclose any material changes in acco

Activity Based Overhead Rate

BYP 4-2 Ideal Manufacturing Company of Sycamore, Illinois has supported a research and development (R&D) department that has for many years been the sole contributor to the company's new farm machinery products. The R&D activity is an overhead cost center that provides services only to in-house manufacturing departments (four di

Dupont Formula

The Dupont formula defines the net return to shareholder's equity as a function of the following components: operating margin, asset turnover, interest burden, financial leverage, income tax rate. a. Calculate each of the five components listed above for 2001 and 2005, and calculate the return on equity for 2001 and 2005, us

Advanced Accounting - Partnerships

Me an my business partner are thinking about forming a Partnership. I must consider the below aspects of forming the Partnership. 1-Partnership Formation a-Articles of copartnership b-Types of Partnerships c-Roles of partners 2-Partnership taxation 3-Partnership features

Tax reporting for independent contractor income

As an independent contractor for Abe & Murray's Tax Service, I earned $6,000 during My work from 1/15 through 4/30. Regarding my income, please discuss the following items: What type of income is this? What expenses, if any, could be deducted from the income? What form is used to report income to me and the IRS? Wha

Unit Flow/Production

P3-3A Stein Corporation manufactures in separate processes refrigerators and freezers for homes. In each process, materials are entered at the beginning and conversion costs are incurred uniformly. Production and cost data for the first process in making two products in two different manufacturing plants are as follows. (a)

Tax problems for White Company

White Company acquires a new machine (seven-year property) on January 10, 2005, at a cost of $204,000. White makes the election to expense the maximum amount under § 179. No election is made to use the straight-line method. Determine the total deductions in calculating taxable income related to the machine for 2005 assuming

Accounting Study Questions (25)

25 Accounting Study Questions General Accounting Study Questions . 1. If a company fails to record estimated bad debts expense, A) cash realizable value is understated. B) expenses are understated. C) revenues are understated. D) receivables are understated. . 2. The method of

Accounting Questions

1. Financing activities for corporations include borrowing money and selling shares of their own stock. A.) True B.) False 2. Income will always be greater under the cash basis of accounting than under the accrual basis of accounting. A.) True B.) False 4. The statement of cash flows discloses significant events

Sample Question: accounting multiple choice

1. Which of the following is not a piece of qualitative information in a decision? A) The effect of the decision on employees' morale. B) The effect of the decision on customer perception of service quality. C) The effect of the decision on the quality of the product produced. D) The total cost savings to be gained

Prepaid health care plans

Describe what prepaid health care plans are and some of the related accounting issues. Note: Please cite the sources


Describe the treatment of a not-for-profit, nongovernmental foundation that is related to a public university under GASBS 39 "Determining Whether Certain Organizations Are Component Units" (2002). Note: Please cite the sources

Tax-exempt organization

Describe the process for becoming a tax-exempt organization. Why is it important for an accountant to understand this process? Note: Please cite the sources

Tulsa Corporation

Tulsa Corporation purchased 15 percent of the common stock of Holden Company on January 1, 2002, for $525,900, the stock's underlying book value. During 2002 and 2003, Holden reported net income of $70,000 and $84,000, respectively, and paid dividends of $20,000 for each of the 2 years. On January 2, 2004, Tulsa purchased addi

Silven Industries - Make or Buy Decision

Silven Industries, which manufactures and sells a highly successful line of summer lotions and insect repellents, has decided to diversify in order to stabilize sales throughout the year. A natural area for the company to consider is the production of winter lotions and creams to prevent dry and chapped skin. After consider

Balance in Investment Account

What is the balance in Heinreich's investment account at December 31, 2002? Salem Co. had the following account balances as of February 1, 2002: See attached file for full problem description. On January 2, 2002, Heinreich Co. paid $500,000 for 25% of the voting common stock of Jones Corp. At the time of the investmen

Significant Influence

Which types of transactions, exchanges, or events would indicate that an investor has the ability to exercise significant influence over the operations of an investee?

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 c

Retained Earnings Calculations

Herbert, Inc., buys all of the outstanding stock of Rambis Company on January 1, 2003, for $574,000. Annual excess amortization of $12,000 results from this purchase transaction. On the date of the takeover, Herbert reported retained earnings of $400,000 while Rambis reported a $200,000 balance. Herbert reported internal income

EBIT-EPS analysis

Two recent graduates open a compute shop and incorporate in several states. Eight prospects for retail outlets have already been identified in these states. They are ready for business, all that is lacking is adequate financing to continue the project. A small group of private investors are interested in financing the company.

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting Questions

1. Define the term revenue and distinguish between that term and other financing sources. 2. Distinguish between the Encumbrances account and the Reserve for Encumbrances account. 3. Define the term expenditure and distinguish between that term and each of the following terms: 1) Expense 2) Disbursement 3) Encu

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

True/False 7. Budgetary accounts used in the General Fund include Estimated Revenues, Revenues, Appropriations, Encumbrances, and Expenditures. 8. An encumbrance represents the estimated liability for goods placed on order. 9. Government-wide financial statements do not include funds. 10. Revenues and expenditu

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

True/False 1. Program revenues and general revenues are not distinguished on the government-wide statement of activities under GASBS 34. 2. Fund equity of the General Fund at the end of the fiscal year is defined as the difference between its assets and its liabilities. 3. Interfund transfers and debt issue proceeds

Advanced Accounting Computing Income Tax Expense

Computing Income Tax Expense Swan Products Inc. owns 25 percent of Computech Computer Company's common stock, purchased December 28, 20X3, at book value. During the three years, subsequent to the acquisition of its stock by Swan Products, Computech reported the following net income and dividends:

Advanced Accounting - Equity Entries with Differential

Please view the attached file. Equity Entries with Differential: On January 1, 20X0, Hunter Corporation issued 6,000 of its $10 par value shares to acquire 45 percent of the shares of Arrow Manufacturing Arrow Manufacturing's balance sheet immediately before the acquisition contained the following items (Arrow Manufactur

Advanced Accounting - Investment in Joint Venture

Analysis Investment in Joint Venture Tye Corporation invested in an unincorporated joint venture and elected to use pro rata consolidation in preparing its financial statements. For the year ended December 31, 20X3, Tye reported income of $52,000 from its separate operations and net income of $60,000. The joint venture repor

Advanced Accounting - Computation of Account Balances

Easy Chair Company purchased 40 percent ownership of Stuffy Sofa Corporation on January 1, 20X1, for $150,000. Stuffy Sofa's balance sheet at the time of acquisition was as follows: (see balanced sheet attached) Analysis Computation of Account Balances During 20X1 Stuffy Sofa Corporation reported net income of $30,000 and