ACG12 Financial Accounting I Assignment 1, SP4 2013


Assignment 1 Due 29th December 2013 (11:00pm Adelaide time)

Compu-sell Enterprises are preparing their financial reports for the year ending 30th June

2013. Compu-sell specialises in selling new and used computers. The owner of Compu-sell

has prepared the financial reports himself. Unfortunately, the owner has not studied

accounting and believes he made a number of mistakes when preparing the end of year

financial reports. He has asked you for assistance in preparing the financial reports. You are

given all of the information used to prepare the financial reports for the year ending 30th

June 2013. The owner was not sure about adjusting entries and wants you to make sure they

have all been recorded correctly. He would like you to process any adjustments that are

deemed necessary. During your investigation you have identified the following issues

which may require further action:

(a) The telephone bill for the shop was still owing for the month ending 30th June

2013. The bill was received in the mail on the 21st of June but because everyone

was so busy, the bill was not paid or recorded in the financial reports for the year

ending 30th June. The amount shown on the bill was $315.

(b) All non-current assets purchased by the business are depreciated using straight

line depreciation as this is the only method the owner of Compu-sell has learnt.

(Show your depreciation journal entries in (b)).

(c) Allowance for doubtful debts has not been recorded for the year ending 30th June

2013. Credit sales for the year ending 30th June 2012 were $360,000 and

$410,000 for the year ending 3oth June 2013. The allowance for bad debts is

estimated as 2% of credit sales. Credit sales make up 70% of total sales.

(d) During the year, the owner took home some office supplies (which had

previously been recorded in the books as a current asset) for personal use (worth

$800). The owner recorded a debit to the Miscellaneous Expenses account and

a credit to Drawings .

(e) Office furniture was purchased by the business for $8,200 cash on the 1st of

March 2013. You have checked and the purchase was recorded correctly. It is

policy for the owner to replace office furniture every 3 years and give the old

furniture away to charity for free at the end of its useful life of three years. The

owner has not recorded anything else relating to this non-current asset for the year

ending 30th June 2013.

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(f) Compu-sell received $2,000 cash from a customer on the 15th of June 2012 as

part payment for a sale of a computer which the customer purchased from

Compu-sell and was recorded as a debit to Cash at Bank and a credit to Unearned

Income. The total sale price was $3,500 and the computer was delivered to the

customer on the 4th of July 2012. The customer paid the balance owing once the

computer was delivered. A review of the records shows that the payment by the

customer of $1,500 was not recorded. The $2,000 was also still showing as

unearned income of $2,000 in the trial balance as at 30th June 2013.

(g) Rent for the office (where the administrative staff work) for 6 months covering

March August was paid on the 1st of March 2013. The amount paid was $5,100.

The only reference to this payment is a Rent Expense account showing $5,100

(you can assume the cash was correctly credited for $5,100). No other entries can

be found associated with this rental payment at the 30th of June 2013.

(h) The records show that on the 1st of February 2013, the owner purchased a new

microwave oven for the staff to use in the staffroom. He purchased the microwave

from his own personal bank account and gave the microwave to the business. The

microwave will be used evenly for the remainder of its useful life (another 6

years). He recorded the contribution of the microwave to the business by the

owner as a debit to Miscellaneous Income and a credit to Capital . The

microwave was valued at $1,200. Nothing else has been recorded in relation to

this microwave in the year ending 30th June 2013.

(i) Staff employed by Compu-sell are paid using commission. Commission is

calculated as 8% of sales and is recorded at the end of the financial year (that is,

on the 30th of June). The owner has forgotten to record the commission on sales

for the year ending 30th June 2013.

(j) The monthly bank statement for the month of June shows that interest earned and

received on the bank account was $120 for the month of June. The bank statement

also indicates that bank fees paid for June were $85. Neither of these items has

been recorded by the owner of Compu-sell. The bank statement also shows that a

customer used direct deposit to pay for the amount owing for a credit sale made

by Compu-sell on the 10th of June 2013 (You can assume that the sale was

recorded correctly). The amount paid by the customer was $1,900 and was paid

using an electronic transfer by the customer directly into the bank account of

Compu-sell. Compu-sell has only just found out about receiving the cash when

they received the bank statement.

(k) Compu-sell hired a part time accountant at the beginning of June 2013. The

accountant is being paid $2,000 per month. No entry has been processed for the

salary of the accountant for June the accountant was paid on the 30th of June


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(l) Rent for the shop (where the business operates and generates income) for 6

months covering April September was paid on the 1st of April 2013. The

amount paid was $9,600. A debit to Prepaid Rent and a credit to Cash at

Bank was recorded on the 1st of April 2013. On the 30th of June the owner of

Compu-sell found a new shop in a very popular shopping complex which was

offering a long term rental contract at a better price. Therefore, an agreement was

signed for the new shop to be rented for the 12 months from the 1st of July 2013

until the 30th of June 2014 payment was made on the 30th of June 2013 for 12

months. The inventory was moved out of the old shop on the 28th of June 2013

and the old shop would no longer be used for anything from the 1st of July 30th

of September. The old shop was left empty for the remainder of the life of the

rental agreement (ie July September 2013) and the shop would no longer be

used to help contribute any future income to the business. The new shop was

rented for $900 per month and nothing had been recorded yet for the payment of

the rent for the new shop.

(m) Compu-sell uses a periodic inventory system to record inventory. The accounting

records indicate that opening inventory for the year ending 30th June 2013 was

$80,900. A physical stocktake on the 30th June 2013 indicated that inventory on

hand was $80,100. The owner did not make any changes to the financial reports

because he was unsure what to do. He has made a note in the financial reports to

ask you whether he needs to account for the discrepancy between the inventory


(n) Office supplies used during the year amounted to $1,030. The only reference to

Office Supplies in the trial balance at the 30th of June is the Office Supplies

account which has a balance of $1,340.

(o) Compu-sell paid $1,200 for advertising on the local radio on the 1st of June 2013.

The advertising will occur on the 1st Tuesday of each month for June August

2013. The amount paid was recorded as a debit to Advertising Expense and a

credit to Cash at Bank for $1,200 on the 1st of June.

(p) Office furniture (a chair) was purchased by the business on the 30th of June 2013.

The value of the purchase was $100 cash. The $100 has been recorded as a debit

to the General Expense account and a credit to Cash at Bank because the

owner thought the amount was too small to record it as an asset. You have been

asked by the owner to provide a brief explanation as to why it is/is not appropriate

to record the $100 as a General Expense. You are encouraged to look at your

notes from ACG11 Accounting for Business in relation to the Conceptual

Framework, to answer this question.

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(q) Unless otherwise stated, depreciation has already been recorded for all noncurrent

assets and you have checked the records and are satisfied that the

calculations for depreciation for the non-current assets are correct.

Additional Notes:

For the purposes of this assignment you are not required to account for


No narrations are required for the General Journal Entries

If you believe that no entry is required for any of the items shown

above, please write No entry required as your answer

If in your opinion, no entry is required for any of the items above,

please provide a brief explanation using your knowledge of the

conceptual framework (eg definitions, recognition criteria,

assumptions etc)

No entries should be dated earlier than 30th of June. All of your

entries are occurring on balance date if you think something should

have been recorded at an earlier date and it hasn t been recorded,

the date you should use is still the 30th of June.


Prepare the general journal entries to make (if) necessary,

adjustments/corrections for the information presented to you above.

HINT: If you believe an entry is not required (that is, the information has been

recorded correctly), please indicate in your answer why you think that an entry

is not required. You are encouraged to refer to your assumed knowledge from

ACG11 and the Conceptual Framework wherever possible.

Total Marks for Assignment 50 Marks