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Chapter 1




  1. Professor Pacioli was recently asked the following five questions by his aspiring accounting students. Prepare a summary of the professor’s reply to each question.


(a) Professor, I cannot quite put my finger on it, but your name has a familiar ring to it . . .why is that?


(b) Professor, I have no interest in being a bookkeeper. Why should I study accounting?


(c) Professor, I am not sure I understand why there is a distinction between financial and managerial accounting. If you are accounting for one business, how can there possibly be two separate approaches?


(d) Professor, haven’t computers and modern information systems made accountants obsolete?


(e) Professor, I am interested in becoming a CPA. What do I need to do, apply to the FASB?


2. Determine whether each of the following items is an: Asset Liability Revenue Expense Owners’ equity Other


(a) Cash


(b) Dividend to shareholders


(c) Land


(d) Accounts payable


(e) Capital stock


(f ) Notes payable


(g) Accounts receivable


(h) Salaries


(i) Rent


(j) Cost of utilities used


(k) Customer order not yet filled


(l) The value of completed services provided to customers


(m) Obligation to pay for utilities consumed




3. Indicate the impact (increase/decrease/no change) for each of the following transactions on total assets, liabilities, and owners’ equity.


(a) Paid the current month’s rent.


(b) Provided services to customers for cash.


(c) Provided services to customers on account.


(d) Recorded receipt of an electric bill to be paid next month.


(e) Paid an electric bill received in a prior month.


(f ) Purchased land for cash.


(g) Purchased equipment in exchange for a note payable (loan).


(h) Collected a previously recorded account receivable.


(i) Purchased a building by paying 20% in cash and agreeing to


pay the remainder over future years.


(j) Declared and paid a dividend to shareholders.


4. Goudar Bloodcare is a blood donation center where eligible donors give a pint of blood about once every other month. Assess each of the following to decide if Goudar should record the item as an asset, a liability, a revenue, or expense.


(a) The monthly fee paid to maintain Goudar’s website.


(b) Needles, bags, plastic bandages, etc. that were used to collect blood.


(c) Needles, bags, plastic bandages, etc. that will be used in the future to collect blood.


(d) Amounts received from hospitals to pay for the blood products.


(e) A loan that is owed to a bank.


(f ) The building and equipment that serves as the home office for Goudar.


(g) Amounts owed to a printing company that prepared T-shirts that were given away at a recent


blood drive campaign.


(h) The salaries of employees of Goudar.


5. Magee Corporation provided the following summary balance sheet information:


Dec. 31, 20X1 Dec. 31, 20X2


Total assets $1,500,000 $2,300,000


Total liabilities 700,000 1,400,000


Compute net income for the year ending December 31, 20X2, under each of the following independent scenarios:


(a) Magee paid no dividends, and no additional capital was raised via share issuances.


(b) Magee paid $100,000 in dividends, and no additional capital was raised via share issuances.


(c) Magee paid no dividends, but raised $250,000 via issuances of additional shares of stock.


(d) Magee paid $100,000 in dividends, and raised $250,000 via issuances of additional shares of stock.


6.CUE Corporation was formed at the beginning of 20X2, and presents the following incomplete financial statements for three years. CUE has requested your help in completing the missing values for each year.


Begin by solving the unknowns in the 20X2 year, and work forward to subsequent years. Remember that


20X2 is the first year of business, so Cue begins with a zero balance in 20X2 beginning retained earnings.





7. Think very broadly about accounting, its societal role, and its underlying premises, then provide a general answer to each of the following.


(a) What is the role of accounting in society?


(b) Is accounting complete? Does it provide all of the information that investors and creditors need


for rationale decision making?


(c) Consider an intrinsic principle of accounting, such as the historical cost principle. Are the underlying principles and assumptions of accounting immutable truths, or is there some degree of arbitrariness that is apt to evolve over time?




8. As you study accounting, you will become increasingly familiar with a variety of generally accepted accounting principles. Already, you are beginning to appreciate some of the fundamental principles, rules, and procedures. Evaluate the following ten comments, and state whether you agree or disagree:


(a) The fundamental accounting equation precludes a situation where liabilities exceed assets.


(b) A complete set of financial statements would include a cash flow statement.


(c) The balance sheet can prepared in a vertical or horizontal format.


(d) The form of dating each financial statement is identical.


(e) Many assets are reported at their historical cost.


(f ) Revenue should not be recognized before it is collected.


(g) The term income is synonymous with the term revenue.


(h) Dividends are reported as an expense on the income statement.


(i) Retained earnings will equal cash on hand.


(j) Issuing stock does not increase a company’s revenue or income.


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