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Accounting 2101 Midterm 1 Study Guide

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Principles of Accounting 1 Fall 2016 Study Guide for Midterm 1 Chapter 1:  Identify the advantages of the sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporate form of business organizations. o Sole Proprietorship – control everything in business  Simple establishment  Owner controlled  Tax advantages o Partnership – need people to help you in business  Simple establishment  Shared controlled (all skill sets are needed)  Broader skills and resources  Tax advantages as well o Corporation – easier to get money   Easier to transfer ownership  Easier to raise funds  No personal liability  Identify internal and external users of financial information. o Internal ­ employee / accounting management (marketing, finance) o External – investors, creditors, etc (people who manage things outside of  company)  Define and identify assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity accounts and the  accounting equation. o Assets    property owned by a person or company, regarded as having value and available to meet debts, commitments, or legacies  Examples  Cash, account receivable, buildings, equipment, supplies,  inventory o Liabilities   sacrifices of economic benefits that the entity is obliged to make to other entities as a result of past transactions or other past events  Examples  Notes payable, account payable, mortgage payable, salaries and wages payable, income taxes payable o Stockholder Equity   portion of the balance sheet that represents the capital received  from investors in exchange for stock  Examples  Common stock, retained earnings  o Accounting Equation : assets = liabilities + stockholder equity  Identify activities as operating, investing, or financing. o Operating  Revenues – amounts earned from sale  Inventory – goods available to sell  Accounts receivable – right to money from sale  Expenses – cost of assets consumed or service used  Net income – revenues > expenses  Net loss – revenues < expenses  o Investing  Computers, trucks, etc  Resources owned are assets o Financing  Borrow money (amounts owed are liabilities)  People you owe are creditors  Issue (sell) stock for cash (equity)  Payments to stockholders are dividends  Calculate components of the income statement, retained earnings statement, and  balance sheet and identify the interrelationships. o Income statement = net income calculation  Total Revenues – Total expenses = net income / net loss o Retained Earnings Statement = calculate ending retained earnings  Beginning retained earnings + net income (from income statement) – dividends = ending retained earnings  o Balance Sheet   Add total assets  Add total liabilities  Add stockholder equity  Common stock  Retained earnings (from retained earnings statement)  Find totals for all  Identify the purpose of the auditor’s report. a. Purpose = Opinion to fairness of presentation of finance position and  results of operation / conformance with accepted accounting principles b. ONLY CPA’S CAN DO THIS Chapter 2:  Identify and define the different sections of a classified balance sheet. o Assets  CURRENT ASSETS  LONG TERM INVESTMENTS (held more than a year)  Stock investments  Investment in real estate  LONG TERM ASSETS  Land   Buildings  LONG TERM NOTE RECEIVABLE  Non marketable equity investments   PROPERTY PLANT EQUIPMENT  Include accumulated depreciation   INTANGIBLE ASSETS o Liabilities and Stock Holder Equity  Current liabilities  Long term liabilities  Mortgages  long term notes payable  stockholder equity  Define and identify a current asset(s). o Assets that a company expects to convert to cash or use up within one year or the operating cycle, whichever is longer   Operating cycle is average time it takes from the purchase of  inventory, to the sale of goods, and then to the collection of cash  from customers   Examples  Cash  Investments  Receivable  Inventories  Prepaid expenses   Calculate earnings per share (profitability ratio) o Net income – preferred dividends ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Weighted average common shares outstanding  (add beginning+ending / divide by 2)  Calculate the current ratio and understand its purpose. (liquidity ratio ­ability to  pay obligations) o Current assets / current liabilities o Measure the short term ability to pay maturing obligations and to meet  unexpected cash needs   Interpret a high debt to assets ratio (solvency ratio ­financing by creditors) o Total liabilities / total assets o Higher the percentage = higher debt   Define free cash flow. o Describes the net cash provided by operating activities after adjusting for  capital expenditures and dividends pay  o Free cash flow = net cash provided by operating activities – capital  expenditures – capital dividends   Define Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the characteristic  “relevant”. o Set of rules and practices, having substantial authoritative support, that the accounting profession recognizes as a general guide for financial reporting purposes o Relevance    if makes a difference in business decisions   if provides info that has predictive value ­ helps provide accurate  expectations about future  if provides confirmatory value – confirms or corrects prior  expectations  materiality – if size makes it likely to influence the decision of  investor or creditor (company specific aspect) Chapter 3:  Analyze the effect of business transactions on the accounting equation. o Transactions are economic events that require recording in the financial  statements o Not all activities represent transactions o Assets, liabilities, or stockholder equity items change as result of  economic event  Purchase computer = recorded  Discuss opinions = not recorded  Pay rent = recorded  Hire new employee = not recorded  Identify the characteristics of the double­entry system. o Each transactionsss affects two or more accounts to keep equation in  balance o Recording done by debiting at least one account and crediting another o Debits must always equal credits!!!!  Identify the sequence of steps in the recording process. o Determine what type of account is involved o Determine what items increased or decreased and by how much o Translate the increases and decreases into debits and credits   Prepare or analyze journal entries. o Example: issue common stock in exchange for 10,000 cash  CASH IS DEBIT  COMMON STOCK IS CREDIT o Example 2   Purchase equipment for 5000  EQUIPMENT IS DEBIT  CASH IS CREDIT  Identify source documents. o General journal – posts transactions with both items occurring  o General ledger – posts transactions under same account   Aka cash transactions together  Equipment transactions together   Apply debit/credit rules and normal account balances. o Side where balance is found o Asset accounts normally have debit balances o Liabilities and capital usually have credit balances  Analyze account activity and calculate ending account balances. o If credits are greater than debits, there is a credit balance o If debits are greater than credits, there is a debit balance  Identify the purpose of a trial balance. o List of accounts and balances at given time o Accounts are listed in order in which they appear in ledger o Purpose is to prove debits equal credits o Also can uncover errors in journalizing o Useful in preparing financial statements  Chapter 4:  Apply the revenue recognition principle. o Companies recognize revenue in the accounting period in which  performance obligation is satisfied o Clean clothing in june – customer pays in july  REVENUE IS RECORDED IN JUNE  Calculate net income using the accrual basis of accounting. o Transactions recorded in the periods in which the events occur o Revenues are recognized when service is performed even if cash not  received o Expenses are recognized when incurred, even if cash not paid  Ex. Paint building in 2016 – expenses are 50,000, customer does  not pay 80,000 bill until 2017  ACCRUAL BASIS  o Revenue = 80,000 o Expense = 50,000 o Net income = 30,000  Identify why adjusting entries are needed and analyze the impact of not making  adjusting entries. o Ensure that revenue recognition and expense recognition principles are  followed o Are required every time a company prepares financial statements o Includes one income statement account and one balance sheet account o Made to record the revenue for services performed during the period and  to show the liability remains o Also results in decrease (a debit) to liability account and an increase  (credit) to revenue account  o Not adjusting = assets overstated, expenses understated, liabilities  overstated, revenues understated   Prepare adjusting journal entries. o Ex. In oct sierra corp, performed guide services for 200 that weren’t billed before oct 31  ACCRUED REVENUE   Oct 31 o Accounts receivable = 200 (debit)  Service revenue = 200 (credit) o Ex. Sign 3 month note payable amount 5000, with annual interest rate  12%  ACCRUED INTEREST  Oct 31 o 5000 x 12% x 1/12 = 50 o Interest expense = 50 (debit)  Interest payable = 50 (credit) o Ex. Paid salaries on oct 26, next payment not until nov 9. Employees  receive 2000 weekly salaries or 400 a day, therefore accrued salaries are  1200 on oct 21 (400*3 days)  ONLY RECORD FOR THE MOTH  Oct 31 o Salaries and wage expense = 1200 (debit)  Salaries wage payable = 1200 (credit)  Define depreciation. o Allocating cost of a tangible asset over its useful life, losing value.    Identify the characteristics of the adjusted trial balance. o Purpose is to prove the equality of debit and credit balances in ledger o It is the primary basis for the prep of financial statements o FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE PREPARED DIRECTLY FROM  ADJUSTED TRIAL BALANCE  Income statement  Retained earnings statement  Balance sheet  Identify the purpose of closing entries. o Transfer temporary account balances to permanent stockholder equity  account – retained earnings o Produce a zero balance in each temporary account o Prove equality of the permanent account balances that company carries  forward into the next accounting period  Calculate the retained earnings balance after closing entries. o Add all debits and credits o Should equal each other


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