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Consider the following two independent situations:
1. On June 1, Brown Company received $4,800 cash for a two-year subscription to its monthly magazine. The term of the subscription begins on June 1. Make the entry to record the receipt of the subscription on June 1. Also make the necessary adjusting entry at December 31. The company uses an account called Unearned Subscription Revenue.

2. Clark Company pays its employees every Friday for a five-day workweek. Salaries of $200,000 are earned equally throughout the week. December 31 of the current year is a Tuesday.
a. Make the adjusting entry at December 31.
b. Make the entry to pay the week's salaries on Friday, January 3, of the next year. Assume that all employees are paid for New Year's Day.

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Adjusting Entries

June 1 Cash 4,800
Unearned Subscription Revenue 4,800
Dec. 31 ...

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Clark Company - Bank Reconciliation

Resource: Fundamental Accounting Principles

Problem 8-4A including the Analysis Component
Use the spreadsheet, Appendix B, to complete problem 8-4A.
Use the tabs labeled SP08-04A and Given P08-04A

The following information is available to reconcile Clark Company's book balance of cash with its
bank statement cash balance as of July 31, 2005:
a. After all posting is complete on July 31, the company's Cash account has a $26,193 debit balance,
but its July bank statement shows a $28,020 cash balance.
b. Check No. 3031 for $1,380 and Check No. 3040 for $552 were outstanding on the June 30 bank
reconciliation. Check No. 3040 is listed with the July canceled checks, but Check No. 3031 is
not. Also, Check No. 3065 for $336 and Check No. 3069 for $2,148, both written in July, are not
among the canceled checks on the July 31 statement.
c. In comparing the canceled checks on the bank statement with the entries in the accounting records,
it is found that Check No. 3056 for July rent was correctly written and drawn for $1,250 but was
erroneously entered in the accounting records as $1,230.
d. A credit memorandum enclosed with the July bank statement indicates the bank collected $9,000
cash on a noninterest-bearing note for Clark, deducted a $45 collection fee, and credited the remainder
to its account. Clark had not recorded this event before receiving the statement.
e. A debit memorandum for $805 lists a $795 NSF check plus a $10 NSF charge. The check had
been received from a customer, Jim Shaw. Clark has not yet recorded this check as NSF.
f. Enclosed with the July statement is a $15 debit memorandum for bank services. It has not yet
been recorded because no previous notification had been received.
g. Clark's July 31 daily cash receipts of $10,152 were placed in the bank's night depository on that
date, but do not appear on the July 31 bank statement.
1. Prepare the bank reconciliation for this company as of July 31, 2005.
2. Prepare the journal entries necessary to bring the company's book balance of cash into conformity
with the reconciled cash balance as of July 31, 2005.
Analysis Component
3. Assume that the July 31, 2005, bank reconciliation for this company is prepared and some items
are treated incorrectly. For each of the following errors, explain the effect of the error on (i) the
adjusted bank statement cash balance and (ii) the adjusted cash account book balance.
a. The company's unadjusted cash account balance of $26,193 is listed on the reconciliation as
b. The bank's collection of the $9,000 note less the $45 collection fee is added to the bank statement
cash balance on the reconciliation.

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