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Trend Analysis and Budgeted Amounts

Hello, I would appreciate any assistance with these discussion questions. Please provide other references used if any. Thank you! 1. Compare and contrast the budgeted amounts of the four (4) highest discretionary spending accounts for the state of VA and two (2) neighboring states. This response requires researchi

Tax Memo to the IRS: Jammer Entertainment, Inc. Case

DJ Jammer, a rapper/musician, travels around the country performing concerts on college campuses. He has two employees who make up his road crew. The crew sets up his equipment and sells DJ Jammer memorabilia (CDs, T-shirts, posters, etc.) during intermissions and after the concerts. For the last several years, Jammer has operat

Operating Margins and Health Maintenance Organization Funds

1) Operating margins in your hospital have been consistently below national norms for the past 3 years. Discuss the factors that might have created this situation and the ways in which you might determine specific causes. Additionally, describe several items that are treated as expenses in the income statement but do not require

Operating Income Changes: Belltown Athletic Supply

See the attached file. Belltown Athletic Supply (BAS) makes game jerseys for athletic teams. The F.C. Kitsap soccer club has offered to buy 100 jerseys for the teams in its league for $15 per jersey. The team price for such jerseys normally is $18, an 80% markup over BAS?s purchase price of $10 per jersey. BAS adds a name and

Should Dana buy or make the parts?

Given the following data, please answer the following: Total Cost for 50,000 Units Cost per Unit Direct materials $ 400,000 $ 8 Direct labor 250,000 5 Variable factory ove

How Nixon should report its investment in P?

1) Nixon owns 45% of P. Only 70% of the outstanding shares are voted at the annual meetings of P. Because of this, Nixon casts a majority of the votes on every ballot when it votes the shares it holds. 2) Nixon holds convertible bonds issued by P. If Nixon converts them, it would result in the ownership of 51% of the outstand

Pacific Manufacturing Company, Job-Order Costing System, Applies Overhead Cost.

The Pacific Manufacturing Company operates a job-order costing system and to jobs on the basis of direct labor cost. Its predetermined overhead rate was based on a cost formula that estimated $139,500 of manufacturing overhead for an estimated allocation base of $93,000 direct labor dollars. The company has provided the followi

Deskins Manufacturing Company: Drop a Segment Division.

Deskins Manufacturing Company has four operating divisions. During the first quarter of 2010 the company reported total income from operations of $61,000 and the following results for the divisions. Analysis reveals the following percentages of variable costs in each division. Division: Denver Miami San Diego Tacoma Sal

Purchase Using Cash and Using Stock

Balance sheets for Prego Company and Sprague Company as of December 31, 2010, follow: Prego Company Sprague Company Cash $ 700,000 $111,000 Accounts receivab

Professionalism in Accounting Questions

a. State how the concept of "professionalism" in the public accounting industry shifted or evolved between Federal Trade Commission's "restraint of trade" decision in the early 1970s and today, several years following passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and b. State seven factors responsible for such changes

What is a significant accounting estimate?

1. What is an example of a significant accounting estimate? What is the importance of these estimates? How do ethics play into the decision-making process? Which financial statements include significant accounting estimates? Why? 2. What are internal controls? Why do companies need them? What are some examples of internal con

Corporate Reorganizations

Identify the following transactions: a. C Inc. distributes all stock in its wholly-owned subsidiary, B Inc. to its shareholders. b. C Inc. distributes all stock in its wholly-owned subsidiary, B Inc., to a 30 percent shareholder in exchange for the c. shareholder's stock. d. C Inc. liquidates B Inc. and distributes the procee

Fraudulent Activity

1) Companies depend on banks to help oversee their accounts and in some cases a breakdown in controls happens at the bank. With internet and remote capture banking becoming more popular, what controls should banks have in place to insure proper controls over remote deposits? 2) What procedures, if any, can we use during the

Accounting Periods

Wilson Corporation currently uses the calendar year as its financial and tax annual accounting period. Management wishes to changes this to a fiscal year beginning October 1st and going through September 30th. Look at the tax law criteria that would be required to make this change and summarize them in a few paragraphs. Based on

Taxation Questions: Married, Filing Jointly

Mr. Ray is a married business consultant. His wife Jackie earned $3,000 during 2011 by working at a local non-profit association. Ray earned $28,000 through his business consulting services and will report this activity in Schedule C on his Form 1040 for 2011. Explain how Ray will report the following items on his Form 1040

Filing Statuses for Income Tax Return

In each of the following independent situations, determine Winston's filing status for 2012 and why. Winston is NOT married. These 5 situations either fall into the categories of Single Taxpayers, Married Individuals, Marriage Penalty, Surviving Spouse, Head of Household, or Abandoned Spouse. a). Winston lives alone, but he m

Factory overhead computed, applied, and adjusted

Jobs completed and sold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $420,000 Jobs in finished goods inventory . . . . . . . . . . . 84,000 Jobs in goods in process inventory . . . . . . . . . 56,000 Total actual direct labor cost . . . . . . . . . . . . . $560,000 In December 2010, Perez Company established its predeter

Perch Co and Float Corp

Perch Co. acquired 80% of the common stock of Float Corp. for $1,600,000. The fair value of Float's net assets was $1,850,000, and the book value was $1,500,000. The non-controlling interest shares of Float Corp. are not actively traded. What amount of goodwill should be attributed to Perch at the date of acquisition? What a

Job cost sheet for Racing Wheels

Job 102 Job 103 Job 104 Direct Materials 30,000 66,000 54,000 Direct Labor 16,000 28,400 42,000 Overhead 8,000 14,200 21,000 Job 102 was started in production in May and the f

Annual Report Questions for Management

I need help in deriving three financial questions that a manager might ask, regarding the link below (annual report from 2011 for Capital Blue Cross). Link:

Optimal Solution for Clothing Retailer

A company makes three types of shirts: Athletic, Varsity, and Surfer. The shirts are made from different combinations of cotton and rayon. The cost per yard of cotton is $5 and of rayon is $7. The company can receive up to 4000 yards of cotton and 3000 yards of rayon per week. The table below shows relevant manufacturing informa

Earnings and Profits - Computation and Corporation

I have answered the following questions; however, I wanted to see what your responses would be. What are earnings and profits? How and why are they computed? What difference do earnings and profits make to a corporation? To the stockholders of a corporation?

Costs of Goods Manufactured

The following selected information was extracted from the 20x3 accounting records of Baker Products: Raw Materials Used $284,000 Direct Labor 178,000 Indirect Labor

Recording the Issuances of Common Stock & Treasury Stock-Cost Method

During the first year of operation, Sitwell Corporation had the following transaction pertaining to its common stock. Jan 10 Issued 80,000 shares for cash at $8 per share Mar 1 Issued 5,000 shares to attorneys in payment of a bill for $35,000 for services rendered in helping the company to incorporate. July 1 Issued 30

Different Types of Centers and Decentralization

Please help me understand these questions: What is the difference between a "Revenue Center" and a "Profit Center"? Discuss the Differences Between Responsibility Centers and Decentralization. What other reasons are there to indicate decentralization is a better way of doing business? Discuss types of control systems

Audition and Sampling

1) What are some ways that auditors can be sure that the sample sizes will be fair enough to provide a look at internal controls, yet comprehensive enough to detect any irregularities? Is there a way? 2) Let's say that we have 1500 invoices that need to be reviewed. We will say that 25% of the invoices belong to one client