ACCOUNTING

3-1 Balance sheet preparation

Presented below is a list of balance sheet accounts in alphabetical order.

Accounts payable
Inventories
Accounts receivable
Land (in use)
Accumulated depreciation—buildings
Long-term investments
Accumulated depreciation—equipment
Notes payable (due in 6 months)
Allowance for uncollectible accounts
Notes receivable (due in 2 years)
Bond sinking fund
Patent
Bonds payable (due in 10 years)
Preferred stock
Buildings
Prepaid expenses
Cash
Rent payable (current)
Common stock
Retained earnings
Copyright
Short-term investments
Equipment
Taxes payable
Interest receivable (due in three months)
Wages payable

Required:

Prepare a classified balance sheet ignoring monetary amounts.

P 3-2 Balance sheet preparation; missing elements

The data listed below are taken from a balance sheet of Trident Corporation. Some amounts, indicated by question marks, have been intentionally omitted.

 

Required:

1. Determine the missing amounts.
2. Prepare Trident’s classified balance sheet.

 

P 3-3 Balance sheet preparation

 

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The following is a December 31, 2011, post-closing trial balance for Almway Corporation.

 

Additional information:

1. The investment account includes an investment in common stock of another corporation of $30,000 which management intends to hold for at least three years. The balance of these investments are intended to be sold in the coming year.
2. The land account includes land which cost $25,000 that the company has not used and is currently listed for sale.
3. The cash account includes $15,000 set aside in a fund to pay bonds payable that mature in 2014 and $23,000 set aside in a three-month Treasury bill.
4. The notes payable account consists of the following:

a. a $30,000 note due in six months.
b. a $50,000 note due in six years.
c. a $50,000 note due in five annual installments of $10,000 each, with the next installment due February 15, 2012.
5. The $60,000 balance in accounts receivable is net of an allowance for uncollectible accounts of $8,000.
6. The common stock account represents 100,000 shares of no par value common stock issued and outstanding. The corporation has 500,000 shares authorized.

Required:

Prepare a classified balance sheet for the Almway Corporation at December 31, 2011.

P 3-4 Balance sheet preparation

 

The following is a December 31, 2011, post-closing trial balance for the Weismuller Publishing Company.

 

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Additional information:

1. Prepaid expenses include $120,000 paid on December 31, 2011, for a two-year lease on the building that houses both the administrative offices and the manufacturing facility.
2. Investments include $30,000 in Treasury bills purchased on November 30, 2011. The bills mature on January 30, 2012. The remaining $110,000 includes investments in marketable equity securities that the company intends to sell in the next year.
3. Unearned revenue represents customer prepayments for magazine subscriptions. Subscriptions are for periods of one year or less.
4. The notes payable account consists of the following:

a. a $40,000 note due in six months.
b. a $100,000 note due in six years.
c. a $60,000 note due in three annual installments of $20,000 each, with the next installment due August 31, 2012.
5. The common stock account represents 400,000 shares of no par value common stock issued and outstanding. The corporation has 800,000 shares authorized.

Required:

Prepare a classified balanced sheet for the Weismuller Publishing Company at December 31, 2011.

P 3-5 Balance sheet preparation

 

The following is a June 30, 2011, post-closing trial balance for Excell Company.

 

Additional information:

1. The short-term investments account includes $18,000 in U.S. treasury bills purchased in May. The bills mature in July.
2. The accounts receivable account consists of the following:

 

3. The notes payable account consists of two notes of $50,000 each. One note is due on September 30, 2011, and the other is due on November 30, 2012.
4. The mortgage payable is payable in semiannual installments of $5,000 each plus interest. The next payment is due on October 31, 2011. Interest has been properly accrued and is included in accrued expenses.
5. Five hundred thousand shares of no par common stock are authorized, of which 200,000 shares have been issued and are outstanding.
6. The land account includes $50,000 representing the cost of the land on which the company’s office building resides. The remaining $25,000 is the cost of land that the company is holding for investment purposes.

Required:

Prepare a classified balance sheet for the Excell Company at June 30, 2011.

P 3-6 Balance sheet preparation; disclosures  

 

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