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Topic 1:
You own an automobile parts company and have been approached by a leading car manufacturer to supply parts to the company. How would you determine that the car manufacturer has a good record of servicing sales and paying its suppliers? What are the signs you would look out for in the financial statements for the possibility of bad debts? What are the advantages and disadvantages of allowing customers to make purchases on credit? Give reasons for your answers.

Topic 2:
You are a business consultant providing information and advice to future small business owners. Controls are especially important with respect to cash. Three of them are clear assignment of responsibility, specific procedures for documentation, and independent internal verification of the data. Create a PowerPoint presentation for a seminar aimed at future business owners who will be dealing with large amounts of cash. Explain the importance of the three areas of cash control and make recommendations for procedures that could be implemented.

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Topic 1:
You own an automobile parts company and have been approached by a leading car manufacturer to supply parts to the company. How to determine that a car manufacturer has a good record of servicing sales and paying its suppliers.

I would suggest that the automobile parts company utilize a national certification body that enables the company to check the quality of potential supplier. The most respected one to use would be the International ...

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This solution discusses the advantages and disadvantages of making purchases on credit and validation of data.

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Week 2 practice Text Assignments

1. Define the following:
a. Asset d. Current liability
b. Current asset e. Contributed capital
c. Liability f. Retained earnings

2. What is the basic accounting equation?

3. Explain what debit and credit mean.

4. CP2-2 Recording Transactions (in a Journal and T-Accounts), Preparing and Interpreting the Balance Sheet
Patrie Plastics Company (PPC) has been operating for three years. The December 31, 2005,
account balances are:

Cash $ 35,000 Other assets $ 5,000
Accounts receivable 5,000 Accounts payable 37,000
Inventory 40,000 Notes payable (due 2008) 80,000
Notes receivable 2,000 Contributed capital 150,000
Equipment 80,000 Retained earnings 50,000
Factory building 150,000

During the year 2006, the company had the following summarized activities:

a. Purchased equipment that cost $30,000; paid $10,000 cash and signed a two-year note for the
b. Issued an additional 2,000 shares of stock for $20,000 cash.
c. Lent $12,000 to a supplier who signed a six-month note.
d. Borrowed $20,000 cash from a local bank, payable June 30, 2008.
e. Purchased an "other asset" for $6,000 cash.
f. Built an addition to the factory for $42,000; paid $15,000 in cash and signed a three-year note
for the balance.
g. Hired a new president on the last day of the year. The contract was for $85,000 for each full
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h. Returned $2,000 of defective equipment to the manufacturer, receiving a cash refund.


1. Prepare journal entries to record transactions a-h.
2. Create T-accounts for each of the accounts on the balance sheet and enter the balances at the
end of 2005 as beginning balances on January 1, 2006.
3. Enter the effects of the transactions in T-accounts (including referencing) and determine the
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4. Explain your response to event g.
5. Prepare a classified balance sheet at December 31, 2006.
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Pets's Pest Control
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1/1/2001 15,000 20,000 15,000 7,000 13,000

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1. Purchased land for $5,000 cash.
2. Acquired $25,000 cash from the issue of common stock.
3. Received $65,000 cash for providing services to customers.
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