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Assessment Information – Trimester 3, 2015
Subject Code: ACC 201
Subject Name: Financial Accounting 1
Assessment Title: Individual assignment
Weighting: 20% of the overall mark for this subject
Total Marks: 40 Marks
Due Date: Due on Friday 5 February 2016 by 5.00 PM (AEDT). Note: The
above time is AEDT. Brisbane and Adelaide must allow for time
You are required to answer the following three tasks.
The assignment must be completed individually and submitted before the above due date to
avoid any late penalties. Please make sure you follow the guidelines noted in your subject
outline especially those relating to presentation of written work, late policy and academic
The assignment will need to be submitted electronically through the student portal – use the
link under “Assessments overview and submission” to submit the information (The portal will
close at 5.00 pm AEDT – students in Adelaide and Brisbane please note to adjust for the
time difference accordingly).
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Task 1: (15 marks) (Word limit: 600 – 750 words)
The All That Sparkles Store sells expensive limited edition jewellery items and maintains its
inventory records manually, keeping a separate card for each type of jewellery in store.
Every time jewellery is purchased or sold, the card for that item is adjusted. Once a year,
staff count the inventory of jewellery and compare the amount with the cards.
Appropriate alterations are made for differences between inventory on hand and the cards.
Prue Diamond is in charge of the shop and she has decided that it is time to install a
computer-based system. She has heard that there are two ways to account for inventory but
she is not sure which method she has been using and which method to use if she
computerises the inventory records. You are an accounting student working part time in the
shop, so Prue approaches you for help.
A. Explain the main differences between the two methods of accounting for inventory
and how each method works.
B. Which method of inventory has the All That Sparkles Store been using?
C. Which inventory method would you recommend when the computerised accounting
system is installed, and why?
Task 2: (5 marks) (Word limit: 200 – 250 words)
The Claremont Cricket Club collects membership fees of $100 in advance from its members
at the beginning of October each year for the summer season, which ends in April. This
entitles members to free entry to all games played at the home ground for the season. The
club’s financial year ends on 31 December.
Should the club make any adjusting entry in its accounts at the end of the year in relation to
membership fees received? Why or why not? Explain.
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Task 3: (10 + 10 = 20 marks)
Lana Priest set up a home sewing business on 1 July 2016. Usually, Lana collects $20 per
hour for sewing on the completion of each day’s work and pays for the maintenance of her
machine with cash. Lana did an accounting subject at secondary school and so has kept her
own accrual-based accounting records. At the end of the first year, Lana produced the
following unadjusted trial balance:
Unadjusted Trial Balance
as at 30 June 2017
Account Debit Credit
Cash at bank $ 2??550
Accounts receivable 40
Sewing machines 3??000
Motor vehicle 24??000
Lana Priest, Capital $19??000
Lana Priest, Drawings 17??570
Sewing revenue 38??400
Sewing supplies expense 4??840
Repairs to machines 2??560
Sundry expenses 540
The following adjustments were required at the year-end.
? Sewing supplies on hand at year-end, $230.
? An account was received for repairs done to machines before year-end but not
recorded, $270. Ignore the GST in your answers.
1. Prepare an income statement for the year ended 30 June 2017 using accrual
2. Lana was not sure whether she could use cash accounting rather than accrual
accounting for her business records. From the information provided, decide whether
Lana should use accrual or cash accounting, and explain to her the reasons for your
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