c4 - Chapter 4 Adjustments, Financial Statements, and the...

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Chapter 4 Adjustments, Financial Statements, and the Quality of Earnings ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1. A trial balance is a list of the individual accounts, usually in financial statement order, with their debit or credit balances. It is used to provide a check on the equality of the debits and credits. 2. Adjusting entries are made at the end of the accounting period to record all revenues and expenses that have not been recorded but belong in the current period. They update the balance sheet and income statement accounts at the end of the accounting period. The four different types are adjustments for: (1) Deferred revenues -- previously recorded liabilities that need to be adjusted at the end of the period to reflect revenues that have been earned (e.g., Unearned Ticket Revenue must be adjusted for the portion of ticket revenues earned in the current period). (2) Accrued revenues -- revenues that have been earned by the end of the accounting period but which will be collected in a future accounting period (e.g., recording Interest Receivable for interest revenues not yet collected). (3) Deferred expenses -- previously recorded assets that need to be adjusted at the end of the period to reflect incurred expenses (e.g., Prepaid Insurance must be adjusted for the portion of insurance expense incurred in the current period). (4) Accrued expenses -- expenses that have been incurred by the end of the accounting period but which will be paid in a future accounting period (e.g., recording Accrued Expenses Payable for utilities expense incurred during the period that has not yet been paid). 3. A contra-asset is an account related to an asset that is an offset or reduction to the asset's balance. Accumulated Depreciation is a contra-account to the equipment and buildings accounts. 4. The net income on the income statement is included in determining ending retained earnings on the statement of stockholders’ equity and the balance sheet. The change in the cash account on the balance sheet is analyzed and categorized on the statement of cash flows into cash from operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. 5. (a) Income statement: (Revenues + Gains) - (Expenses + Losses) = Net Income (b) Balance sheet: Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity (c) Statement of cash flows: Changes in cash for the period = Cash from Operations + Cash from Investing Activities + Cash from Financing Activities 1
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(d) Statement of stockholders' equity: Ending Stockholders' Equity = (Beginning Contributed Capital + Stock Issuances - Stock Repurchases) + (Beginning Retained Earnings + Net Income - Dividends Declared) 6. Adjusting entries have no effect on cash. For unearned revenues and prepayments, cash was received or paid at some point in the past. For accruals, cash will be received or paid in a future accounting period. At the time of the adjusting entry, there is no cash being received or paid. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course ACT 211 taught by Professor Sarzgowic during the Spring '10 term at UMass Dartmouth.

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