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Accounting 215 Week 1

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Accounting 215 Week 1 ACCTG 215

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This is chapter 1 and 2, which will both be covered on the first quiz.
Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting
Peter Demerjian
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Accounting, Balance sheets, Debits, Credits, Accounting rules, Recording transactions




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Date Created: 01/09/16
Chapter 1: Example: Running a business (Afternoon Newspaper): You run an afternoon paper route, 72 Newspapers $1.85/week -Customer $1.25/week - Me $0.60/ week -Profit An income statement summarizes inflows and outflows of economic resources received and sacrificed. Income statement week 1 Cash Revenue: 133.20 Cash Cost: 90.00 Weekly Profit: 43.20 Week 2 you only collect money from 60 of your customers. Cash Revenue: 111.00 Cash Cost: 90.00 Excess Cash: 21.00 Profit: 43.20 It is important to note that your profit remains the same because you preformed the service for all 72 customers, except you only collected from 60. Week 3, all 72 + collecting from the 12 you missed last week Cash Revenue: 155.40 Cash Cost: 90.00 Excess Cash: 65.40 Profit: 43.20 The accrual accounting concept:  Transactions are recorded in the financial statements when they happen  This means cash does not need to change hands The objective is to capture the economic substances of the business's  activities. Balance Sheet  Income statement provides a summary of the economic activity of a business over some period of time  We may also want to know the financial position of the business at a specific point in time  The balance sheet provides this information o What the business owns o What the business owes Payable: What we still need to pay the distributor Receivable: Expected to receive but is not yet cash Week 2: Week 1: Newspaper 90.00 Newspaper 90.00 Payable 90.00 Payable 90.00 After collection of cash After collection of cash Cash 111.00 Cash 133.20 Receivable 22.20 Payable 90.00 . Payable 90.00 . Profit 43.20 Profit 43.20 After payment to the distributor After payment to the distributor Cash 43.20 . Cash 21.00 Profit 43.20 Receivable 22.20 . Profit 43.20 Summary:  Income statement reports the activities of the firm for a period The balance sheet captures what the firm owns and owes at a specific point  in time  When profit is reported on the Income statement, we call it "net income"  When profit is reported on the balance sheet we call it "retained earnings" o The account will build up over time, capturing the net income over multiple periods Chapter 2 Business Forms:  Sole Proprietorship o Only ONE owner o All your wealth is wrapped up in business  Partnership o Multiple owners of business o Spreads the risk  Corporation o Private  Stock can't be sold/bought o Publically Traded  Stock can be sold/bought  Limited Liability: If things go south Creditors can only come after business assets Accounting Standards: GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principals -- Accounting rules that publically traded stock must report FASB: Federal Accounting Standards Board -- Charged with creating the Accounting Standards SEC: Security Exchange Commission -- After stock market crash, it was created to keep dirty Accountants in line -- Pursue civil litigation against firms that have broke rules -- Requires GAAP and you must submit files to prove so IFRS: International analogue to US GAAP -- US is one of last to use own standards. Most countries use FIRS (India/China don’t use it either Financial Statements: 1. Balance sheet a. A "snapshot" of what the firm owns and owes at a given point in time 2 Income Statement a. A report of the economic performance of the firm over a time period 2 The Statement of Changes in Shareholders' equity a. A report of transactions with owners over a time period 2 The Statement of Cash Flows a. A report of sources and uses of cash over a time period Recording Transactions: 1. Determine the effect on the accounting equation a. A = L + E 2 Determine whether to debit or credit affected accounts 3 Record transactions in the journal 4 Post transactions to the ledger 5 Prepare a trial balance The Accounting Equation Assets = Liabilities + Shareholders' Equity Assets --> Resources Liabilities + Shareholders' Equity --> Claims against resources Each Transaction will have a dual effect hence… DOUBLE-ENTRY ACCOUNTING  To effectively analyze a transaction, you need three pieces of information o What accounts are affected o The direction of the effect o The amount Debit/Credit In making sure the accounting equation balances, we analyze transactions" 1 What accounts are affected 2 The direction of the effect 3 The amount Debits and credits provide a short-hand for recording transactions The Accounting Equation Assets = Liabilities + Equity Left-hand Right hand side side Debit Credit For assets acounts: Debits increase, credits decrease  So if you "debit" cash, it means cash increases and if you "credit" cash, it means cash decreases For liabilty and equity accounts: debits decrease, credits increase  So when you borrow money, you will "credit" a payable and when you repay it will "debit " The same account Assets = Liability & Equity Credits Credits (increase) (increase) Credits Debits (decrease) (decrease) If you analyzed the transactions properly and correcly, debited and credited accounts, the debits and credits must EQUAL EXAMPLE: Phinneywood Bicycles  The scout locations and identify a storefront they can rent They plan to open business on Oct 1   Their business will consist of o Selling Bicycles o Selling gear o Servicing bicycles  The following transactions take place in September o In setting up a business (before operations) what are some o possible assets for PhinneyWood Bicycles? Some Liabilities?  Estimated start-up costs are $50,000 o $30,000 for bicycles o $5,000 in parts o $10,000 for fixtures and other equipment o $5,000 in gear  What also want some cash available on hand  It is agreed that each partner (Kim, Kelley, and Francis) will contribute $20,000 1 On September 1, Kim and Kelley each contribute $20,000 to form the business Cash Assets 40,00 (+) 0 Contributed Equity 40,00 Capital (+) 0 Assets (+) = Equity (+)  However, Francis des not have the money to buy in his share  It is decided that he will work as an employee of Kim and Kelley  Still need $20,000 1 Kim and Kelley's Uncle Robert agrees to lend them $20,000 to help start the business Cash Assets (+) 20,00 0 Loan Liabilities 20,00 Payable (+) 0 Assets (+) = Liabilities (+) 1 Using Cash, they Purchase $5,000 worth of gear for resale in the shop Inventory: Assets 5,00 gear (+) 0 Cash Assets (-) 5,00 0 Assets (+), Assets (-) =0 1 They purchase $35,000 in bicycles and parts directly from KHS Inventory: Assets 30,00 Bikes (+) 0 Inventory: Assets 5,000 Parts (+) Cash Assets (-) 35,00 0 Assets (+30,000) + Assets (+5,000), Assets (-35,000) =0 1 They spent 10,000 getting the storefront ready; this includes fictures and siplays, and equipment for the repair shop Property Assets 10,00 Improvements (+) 0 Cash Assets (-) 10,00 0


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