What is the two-tier test used to determine if a fixed asset has suffered impairment and to calculate the amount of the impairment loss?
On the issue of exchange (trade-in) of old asset for a new one, pre-FASB153's rule was based on exchange of similar and dissimilar assets, where gains on similar trade-ins are deferred (if cash was paid), much like how they are treated for taxes. FASB153 (implemented as a part of the harmonization effort with international stan
Year-end inventory cannot merely be based on a company's cost and whichever cost flow method the company is currently using. It needs to be further tested under the Lower of Cost or Market Rule for the potential need to mark it down. What are the "tests" used to determine the ceiling and the floor values to which the market va
In need some help in answering these questions: 1) What is your opinion on the questions below? FASB promulgates US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Standards) and IASB creates IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). US GAAP is a rule-based system while IFRS are principle-based. The accounting standards only
I need some help in answering these questions: 1. What is life-cycle costing? Under what circumstances can it be most useful? What are some potential problems with this approach? 2. What is target pricing? Under what circumstances can it be most useful? What are some potential problems with this approach? 3. What is cost-p
Review the information in the Los Lobos Ledger Data. Prepare a statement of cash flows using the direct and indirect methods. Prepare a classified balance sheet. 12-31 2007 2006 Cash $35,000 $32,000 Accounts receivable 33,000 30,000 Allowance for doubt
When it comes to taxes, one should always be mindful of the fact that without the Internal Revenue Service, there would not be tax issues to worry about. As a follow-up question to this statement, consider the tax issues brought about by permanent differences and temporary differences. Define each type of timing difference and g
What happens if a company doesn't expect to become profitable for the foreseeable future, thus calling into question whether the company will ever get to use the tax benefit of its deferred tax asset from the NOL carryforward?
Jane O'Reilly is a staff accountant and earns $39,000 annually. She is married to Sid Metcalf, a full-time student at State University. Sid earned $1,200 from securities his grandmother had given him in 2007. Jane pays all of the expenses incurred by the family, including their six-year-old adopted daughter, Tari. The three indi
On January 1, 2015, Slidell Company received a two-year, $500,000 loan, with interest payments occurring at the end of each year and the principal to be repaid on December 31, 2016. The interest rate for the first year is the prevailing market rate of 7%, and the rate in 2016 will be equal to the market interest rate on January
Rapture Company's 2011 income statement and selected balance sheet data at December 31, 2010 and 2011, follow ($ thousands). RAPTURE COMPANY Income Statement For Year Ended December 31, 2011 Sales revenue $ 64,000 Expenses Cost of goods sold 19,000 Depreciation expense 5,000
Quincy Inc. has 20,000 shares of $10 par value common stock and 1,000 shares of $100 par value, 9% cumulative preferred stock. No dividends were paid the previous year. This year Quincy wishes to distribute $30,000 in cash dividends. How much would the common stockholders receive?
(Please see the attached file for the complete problem description). Please assist with this project on Production Cost and explain your answer. The following informtion provides the amount of cost incurred in August for the cost items indicated. During August, 7,700 units of the firm's single product were manufactured.
Accounting for Leases 1. Which of the following is false? A. The lessee uses the lower of its incremental borrowing rate or the lessor's desired return rate (if known) when determining the present value of minimum lease payments. B. A lease is capitalized if the present value of the minimum lease payments is greater than o
Explain what operating leverage, ROE, EVA are and how they measure performance. Pick another performance measure of your choice and explain it as well. Give the advantages and disadvantages of each of these measures. For each of these measures, compute them for McDonalds Corporation in 2012. Which measure is your preferred o
In 80 words or more, please explain the responsibilities an auditor has for reporting interim information.
Distinguish between vulnerabilities and threats. Provide examples that illustrate these distinctions. In what way are vulnerabilities and threats related to consequences of the threats that are carried out?
Guiltier Corporation uses allowance method to accounts uncollectible accounts receivables. Credit terms for sales is n30 (net is due at 30 days). Below is the company's uncollectible policy: Monthly provision for uncollectible accounts is 2% of credit sales. Write-off of bad debts is debited to allowance for uncollectibl
"The $3,600 of property taxes for the house were prorated with $1,950 being apportioned to the seller and $1,650 being apportioned to the buyer. In December of the current year the buyer paid $3,600 for property taxes." Which number should the buyer include in his Schedule A, tax return (3600+1950 or 3600+1650)?
Group project journey #8. Please assist with Orbon Inc. For several years Orbon, Inc., has followed a policy of paying a cash dividend of $0.71 per share and having a 3% stock dividend. In the 2014 annual report, Orbon reported restated earnings per share for 2012 of $1.12. a. Calculate the originally reported earnings p
Balanced Scorecard: Pros and Cons of current report, CEO memo about adopting scorecard instead of just financial reports
1. If you are currently with a company that uses some elements of a balanced scorecard, post this information to the forum for this assignment. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the presented information.. 2. Assume you are the CEO of an organization that has historically measured success purely from the financi
Historic cost should be replaced by an alternative measurement base in order to make financial statement more useful. Critically discuss this statement, concluding with whether or not you agree with it. Consider the following: Critically discuss the role and relevance of financial accounting information to the principal s
Explain some risks to the revenue and collection cycle that are the result of improper revenue collection.
Coolfroth Brewing Company distributes its products in an aluminum keg. Customers are charged a deposit of $30 per keg; deposits are recorded in the Keg Deposits account. a. Where on the balance sheet will the Keg Deposits account be found? Are Keg deposits a current Assets on the balance sheet, or a current liability on
Please assist with group project A. On April 15, 2013, Powell, Inc., obtained a six-month working capital loan from its bank. The face amount of the note signed by the treasurer was $277,700. The interest rate charged by the bank was 7.25%. The bank made the loan on a discount basis. 1. Calculate the loan proceeds made av
Prepare a flexible budget for next year for Signet Jewelers using three different growth rates (assume absorption costing). Explain how you determined the three growth rates to use (the low, the average, the high). Explain how you adjusted all other line items in the income statement to reflect the revised sales assumptions.
Accounting for a Troubled Debt Restructuring Ludwig, Inc., which owes Giffin Co. $2,400,000 in notes payable, is in financial difficulty. To eliminate the debt, Giffin agrees to accept from Ludwig land having a fair value of $1,830,000 and a recorded cost of $1,350,000. Required: Show computation and details. a. Compute
McDonald's Corporation Break-Even Analysis and Planning Prepare a realistic flexible budget for next year for the McDonald's Corporation using economic and company trends. Use three different growth rates (low, average and high) for sales and adjust the expenses based on whether you assume that they vary with the sales activ
What does the box scores mean (file attached)? Explain the categories of operational performance, capacity and financial performance.
A client has engaged you to advise her on how she is doing with her preparation for retirement. She is a well-paid professional with a current salary of $150,000. She has 15 years until her full retirement age and wants to be able to retire at that time. She expects that her salary will increase about 3.5% each year until retire