CCC5 Because Natalie has had such a successful first few months, she is considering other opportunities to develop her business. One opportunity is to become the exclusive distributor of a line of fine European mixers. The current cost of a mixer is approximately $550, and Natalie would sell each one for $1,100. Natalie comes to you for advice on how to account for these mixers. Each appliance has a serial number and can be easily identified. Natalie asks you the following questions. 1. Would you consider these mixers to be inventory? Or, should they be classified as supplies or equipment 2. I ve learned a little about keeping track of inventory using both the perpetual and the periodic systems of accounting for inventory. Which system do you think is better? Which one would you recommend for the type of inventory that I want to sell 3. How often do I need to count inventory if I maintain it using the perpetual system? Do I need to count inventory at all In the end, Natalie decides to use the perpetual method of accounting for inventory, and the following transactions happen during the month of January. Jan. 4 She buys five deluxe mixers on account from Kzinski Supply Co. for $2,750, terms n/30. 6 She pays $100 freight on the January 4 purchase. 7 Natalie returns one of the mixers to Kzinski because it was damaged during shipping. Kzinski issues Cookie Creations credit for the cost of the mixer plus $20 for the cost of freight that was paid on January 6 for one mixer. 8 She collects the amount due from the neighborhood community center that was accrued at the end of December 2011. 12 She sells three deluxe mixers on account for $3,300, FOB destination, terms n/30. The mixers cost $570 each (including freight). 13 Natalie pays her cell phone bill previously accrued in the December adjusting journal entries. 14 She pays $75 of delivery charges for the three mixers that were sold on January 12. 14 She buys four deluxe mixers on account from Kzinski Supply Co. for $2,200, terms n/30. 17 Natalie is concerned that there is not enough cash available to pay for all of the mixers purchased. She issues additional common stock for $1,000. 18 She pays $80 freight on the January 14 purchase. 20 She sells two deluxe mixers for $2,200 cash. 28 Natalie issues a check to her assistant. Her assistant worked 20 hours in January and is also paid for amounts owing at December 31, 2011. Recall that Natalie s assistant earns $8 an hour. 28 Natalie collects amounts due from customers in the January 12 transaction. 31 She pays Kzinski all amounts due. 31 Cash dividends of $750 are paid. As of January 31, the following adjusting entry data are available. 1. A count of brochures and posters reveals that none were used in January. 2. A count of baking supplies reveals that none were used in January. 3. Another month s worth of depreciation needs to be recorded on the baking equipment bought in November. (Recall that the baking equipment has a useful life of 5 years or 60 months.) 4. One month s worth of amortization (write-off) needs to be recorded on the website. (Recall that the website has a useful life of 2 years or 24 months.) 5. An additional month s worth of interest on her grandmother s loan needs to be accrued. (The interest rate is 9%.) 6. One month s worth of insurance has expired. 7. Natalie receives her cell phone bill, $75. The bill is for services provided in January and is due February 15. (Recall that the cell phone is used only for business purposes.) 2 chapter 5 Merchandising Operations and the Multiple-Step Income Statement 8. An analysis of the unearned revenue account reveals that Natalie has not had time to teach any of these lessons this month because she has been so busy selling mixers. As a result there is no change to the unearned revenue account. Natalie hopes to book the outstanding lessons in February. 9. An inventory count of mixers at the end of January reveals that Natalie has three mixers remaining. Instructions Using the information that you have gathered and the general ledger accounts that you have prepared through Chapter 4, plus the new information above, do the following. (a) Answer Natalie s questions. (b) Prepare and post the January 2012 transactions. (c) Prepare a trial balance. (d) Prepare and post the adjusting journal entries required. (e) Prepare an adjusted trial balance. (f) Prepare a multiple-step income statement and retained earnings statement for the month ended January 31, 2012. (g) Prepare a classified balance sheet as of January 31, 2012.