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    FASB Codification Research

    Access the FASB Codification at http://asc.fasb.org/home to prepare responses to the following exercises. Provide Codification references for your responses. 1.(a) What is the definition of amortization? (b) What is the definition of impairment? (c) What is the definition of recoverable amount? (d) What are activ


    Consider the following scenarios: (Please respond to each scenario) * When we talk about "bad checks," are those always checks our customers have written to us? Explain. Would the company also write any bad checks and what are the repercussions for the same? Give examples to support your answer. * Suppose one person

    Alumina, Inc: Recognizing and Minimizing Tort and Regulatory Risk Plan

    See attached file. Recognizing and Minimizing Tort and Regulatory Risk Plan Resources: Business Regulation Simulation Write a plan using a company such as Alumina, Inc., explaining how regulatory risks may be identified and managed through preventive, detective, and corrective measures. Identify common torts and ris

    Earnings and profits

    How do current earnings and profits differ from accumulated earnings and profits? Is there any reason to keep the two accounts separate? How does a corporation's computation of earnings and profits? How do current earnings and profits differ from accumulated earnings and profits? Is there any reason to keep the two accounts s

    To capitalize or expense

    Can you explain the reason why we capitalize an expense and depreciate it as against writing it off in the period that the expense was incurred. Give an example.


    A comparative balance sheet for Hartman Corporation is presented below: HARTMAN CORPORATION Comparative Balance Sheet 2010 2009 Assets Cash $ 46,000 $ 31,000 Accounts receivable (net) 70,000 60,000 Prepaid insurance 25,000 17,000 Land 18,000 40,000 Equipment 70,000 60,000 Accumulated depreciation (20,

    Total Manufacturing Costs and Work in Process Account

    Russell Manufacturing Company developed the following data: Beginning work in process inventory $180,000 Direct materials used 140,000 Actual overhead 220,000 Overhead applied 160,000 Cost of goods manufactured 240,000 Ending work in process 300,000 Russell Manufacturing Company's tota

    Overhead Cost Variances

    Please help with answer the following question: Include at least 300 words and step by step calculations. In analysis of overhead cost variances, what is the controllable variance and what causes it?

    Reasons for the AICPA's Code of Conduct

    Certified Public Accountants have imposed on themselves a rigorous code of professional conduct. Discuss the reasons for the accounting profession's adopting a code of professional conduct. 298 words.

    Fund Accounting and Recognizing Revenue

    What are the basic principles of fund accounting? When do governmental entities recognize revenue? Why is timing important in recognizing revenue? 352 words

    Computation of Basic and Diluted EPS

    P 16-7 attached Charles Austin of the controller's office of Thompson Corporation was given the assignment of determining the basic and diluted earnings per share values for the year ending December 31, 2011. Austin has compiled the information listed below. The company is authorized to issue 8,000,000 shares of $10 par value

    The Carolina Company prepares lumber for companies

    The Carolina Company prepares lumber for companies who manufacture furniture. The main product is finished lumber with a byproduct of wood shavings. The byproduct is sold to plywood manufacturers. For July, the manufacturing process incurred $332,000 in total costs. Eighty thousand board feet of lumber were produced and sold alo

    Computing cash flows from operating activities- indirect method

    Computing cash flows from operating activities- indirect method: Street cellular accountants have assembled the following data for the year ended june 30, 2012: Cash receipt from sale of land 29,000 Net income 64,000 Depreciation expense 19,000 Purchase of equip

    Accounting for R & D Costs

    1. Accounting for R & D Costs Martinez Company incurred the following costs during 2010 in connection with its research and development activities. Cost of equipment acquired that will have alternative uses in future R & D projects over the next 5 years (uses straight-line depreciation). $330,000 Mater

    The rule of 72 -grad level

    The "rule of 72" states that the number of periods "n" that it will take to double an investment whose rate of return is "r" percent is approximately 72/r. That is, nr is approximately equal to 72. Verify this approximation for r = 4,6,8 and 10.

    Evaluating payment alternatives

    Suppose you can earn a 6-month return of 2.5% on invested cash. Which is a better deal:$1000 at the end of 1 year or $495 at the end of 6 months and another $495 at the end of 12 months?

    Accounting Problems

    1. Classic Irons, Inc. purchased Manufactoring equipment with an expected useful life of five years or 5,000 hours of usuage. The equipment was purchased on January 1, 2008 for $460,000. It is expected to have a salvage value of $60,000 at the end of five years. During 2008, the equipment was used for 1,200 hours. Assume the usa

    Total overhead variance

    The predetermined overhead rate for Weed-B-Gone is $10, comprised of a variable overhead rate of $6 and a fixed rate of $4. The amount of budgeted overhead costs at normal capacity of $300,000 was divided by normal capacity of 30,000 direct labor hours, to arrive at the predetermined overhead rate of $10. Actual overhead for Jun

    Overhead rate

    The following information was taken from the annual manufacturing overhead cost budget of Coen Company. Variable manufacturing overhead costs $69,300 Fixed manufacturing overhead costs $41,580 Normal production level in labor hours 23,100 Normal production level in units 5,775 Standard labor hours per unit 4 Durin


    The primary objective in job order costing is to determine the cost of materials, labor, and factory overhead used to produce a specific order or contract. Cost estimates are made when the order is taken, and the job order procedures are designed to reveal costs as the order goes through production, thereby giving an opportunity

    Conducting Intercompany Transactions

    Please help with the following accounting problem. Provide at least 300 words in the solution. Include references. Find information in company footnotes about the intercompany transactions.

    Biven Corporation Balance Sheets

    1. Biven Corporation's balance sheet and income statement appear below: BALANCE SHEETS 2006 2005 ASSETS Cash & equivalents $35,000 $30,000 Accounts receivable 54,000 49,000 Inventory 67,000 58,000 Plant & equipment 580,000 530,000 Accumulated depreciation (316,000) (313,000) Total As

    Accounting Problem

    3. The management of Wengel Corporation is considering dropping product B90D. Data from the company's accounting system show revenue and cost for product B90D below: Sales $720,000 Variable expenses $374,000 Fixed manufacturing expenses

    Accounting Problem

    2. The most recent monthly income statement for Benner Stores is given below: Store A Store B Total Sales $400,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 Variable expenses 160,000 420,000 580,000 Contribution margin 240,000 180,000 420,000 Traceable fixed expenses 100,000 200,000 300,000 Store segment margin