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ABC Company: Eight metrics - Performance vs Strategy?

The ABC Company manufactures widgets. It competes and plans to grow by selling high-quality widgets at low prices and by delivering them to customers quickly. There are many other companies in the industry producing similar widgets. ABC believes it needs to continuously improve its manufacturing and delivery processes and that h

Evaluating the Consumer

Hi, I need some assistance with the following business questions. I am not too sure how to approach all of these exactly. Any help would be appreciated. Questions: 1) What is the agency issue between a private practice accountant, as most of us will be, and their clients? What are the related ethical challenges? 2) What i

Is this a negotiable instrument?

To be a valid Negotiable Instrument certain requirements are necessary. Suppose a taxpayer wanted to protest the amount he had to pay to the Internal Revenue Service. While playing a round of golf under the hot Florida sun, he writes on the back of his old, sweaty, golf shirt "To: Bank of Mine, account #4312, Pay to the order of

Wages accrued at the end of an accounting period

Sage, INC. has 20 employees who earn $100 per day and are paid every Friday. The end of the accounting period is on a Wednesday. How much wages should the firm accrue at the end of the period?

Budgeting Nursing Home Expenses

Helen pays nursing home expenses of $3,000 per month for her mother. The monthly charge covers the following items: $1,400 for medical care, $900 for lodging, and $700 for food. Under what circumstances can Helen include the $3,000 per month payment when computing her medical expense deduction for the year? If Helen is not allow

Calculating Budgeted Cost of Work Performed

Note: I am an adult continuous learner. I started to learn EVM at work; however, I am hitting a wall with the EVM problems I am posting. Since I am a visual learner and learn by example, I need the following completed. 1) Provide and show all answers and step by step work to obtain the answer, not skipping any steps. Show a

Accounting for Accounts and Notes Receivable

Question one: Love Inc factored $800,00 of accounts receivable with Jaz Finance on a without recourse basis on June 30. The terms of the contract stated that Jaz Finance was to make collections, handle sales discounts and absorb the credit losses. Other terms included Love Inc to pay a finance charge of 8% of the total account

Implications for tax proposals in Illinois

Based on the "Tax Proposals in the 2011 Budget: What's in It for You?" explain the implications of the proposal for your state's budget of your state (Illinois) with respect to: Individual taxation Corporate taxation Payroll taxation Review "Tax Proposals in the 2011 Budget: What's in It for You?"

ROI and Residual Income - New Product Line

1) Compute the East Division's ROI for last year; also compute the ROI as it would appear if the new product line is added. 2) Compute the East Division's residual income for last year; also compute the residual income as it would appear if the new product line is added. Please see the attached file for complete question.

Determining Departmental Contribution to Overhead & Net Income

Renton Co. has two operating (production) departments supported by a number of service departments. The following information was collected for a recent period: (see attachment for table) Indirect costs are allocated as follows: salaries on the basis of sales, office expenses on the basis of the number of employees, and al

Calculate the transfer price and profit of each of the divisions.

A chair manufacturer has two divisions: framing and upholstering. The framing costs are $100 per chair and the upholstering costs are $200 per chair. The company makes 5,000 chairs each year, which are sold for $500. Un-upholstered chair frames can be sold at cost to other chair manufacturers. a) What is the minimum transfer

Guaranteed Payments in a Partnership

Partnerships are allowed to deduct guaranteed payments to partners for services rendered or use of capital without regard to partnership income or profit and loss sharing ratios. What kind of situation would make guaranteed payments a logical way of starting a two-person partnership?

Predetermined overhead rate and computations

Just when you are starting to grasp the flow of costs from raw materials (direct materials) into work-in-process and then into finished goods, and think you might survive the managerial accounting course, you get hit with the Predetermined Overhead Rate. What? What is predetermined overhead rate and how do you compute it?

Market value of a firm's common equity

BunaBuna has been growing at a 15 percent annual rate and is expected to continue to do so for 3 more years. At that time, growth is expected to slow to a constant 4 percent rate. The firm maintains a 30 percent payout ratio, and this year's retained earnings net of dividends were R1.4 million. The firm's beta is 1.25, the ri

Three advanced accounting problems that illustrate the following concepts: Upstream and Downstream Sales Workpaper Journal Entries and Income Statement Balances Multiple Stock Purchases

Upstream and Downstream Sales Pace Company owns 85% of the outstanding common stock of Sand Company and all the outstanding common stock of Star Company. During 2012, the affiliates engaged in intercompany sales as follows (see attached Excel file). Please show all work for the following: A. Prepare in general journal f

Comparing after-tax income

Sonja is a United States citizen who has worked in Spain for the past 10 months. She received $5,000 a month as compensation. Her employer has offered to extend Sonja's contract to work in Spain for another 5 months at the same rate of pay. If she rejects the offer, she can return to the United States and receive the same salary

Accounting Practice Quiz

At March 31, 2010, the end of the first year of operations at Jaryd, Inc., the firm's accountant neglected to accrue payroll taxes of $2,737 that were applicable to payrolls for the year then ended. 1. Requirement 1: (a) Prepare the horizontal model to show the effect of the accrual that should have been

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Evaluate the effectiveness of the PCAOB's oversight related to both corporate management's and a certified public accountant for addressing a material weakness in internal controls

IFRS, Global Reporting Initiative, SOX

Q1. How widespread are IFRS and what do you think will happen to US GAAP? Q2. What is the difference between a rule-based and principle-based system? Q3. Discuss the Global Reporting Initiative, its purpose, the standard setting process, the use of its reporting system, etc. Q4. How has SOX affected business organiz


1) Explain situations where the opposite could be true In normative theory. For example: our personal experiences, educational levels, cultures, religions, and other aspects of our background can actually enrich our decision making ability. 2) Why does it appear that to be highly successful (particularly in a financial sense),

What is the company's warranty expense for the month of November?

A company sells computers at a selling price of $1,800 each. Each computer has a 2 year warranty that covers replacement of defective parts. It is estimated that 2% of all computers sold will be returned under the warranty at an average cost of $150 each. During November, the company sold 30,000 computers, and 400 computers were

Difference Between Book Value of Equity and the Value Implied by Purchase Price

Consolidated Balance Sheet Problem On January 1, 2012, Perry Company purchased 8,000 shares of Soho Company's common stock for $120,000. See below for statement of financial position for both Perry and Soho shortly after acquisition: Please see attachment for associated table. Problem: A. Calculate the percentage of

Sabina and Associates: Equation to predict costs

Sabina and Associates has the following current year costs: Variable costs $4 per unit Fixed costs $20,000 Next year, the company plans to enter into an arrangement with a supplier that will result in a 15% decrease in variable costs. They also plan on reducing their rental space, which will decrease fixed costs by 10%.