Semester One Examination 2013
Faculty of Business and Economics
Department of Accounting and Finance
EXAM CODES: AFX9500
TITLE OF PAPER: INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING
EXAM DURATION: 3 hours
READING TIME: 10 minutes
THIS PAPER IS FOR STUDENTS STUDYING AT: (office use only - tick where applicable)
Berwick Clayton Peninsula Distance Education Other (specify)
Caulfield Gippsland Sunway Open Learning
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OPEN BOOK YES NO
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This paper consists of Part A and Part B printed on a total of 18 pages.
Part A consists of twenty (20) multiple-choice questions worth a total of 20 marks. Multiple choice questions must be answered on the answer sheet provided on Page 17. Part B consists of seven (7) questions worth a total of 80 marks.
Students must attempt to answer ALL questions.
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Part A – Multiple-Choice Questions
(Total = 20 marks)
Part B – Extended Questions
In January 2013, one of the worst floods Australia has ever seen hit communities in Queensland. Great devastation was caused by the floods, with loss of life and property. In response, the people of Australia donated several million dollars to the Queensland floods appeal for those families who suffered from the floods. One donation is of particular interest. Miller Peterson Ltd, which is the largest retailer of electrical appliances in Queensland, donated appliances valued at $1 million. The appliances will be installed in the newly built houses of those families whose properties were destroyed by the floods. The Managing Director of Miller Peterson Ltd, Tom Peterson, said at the time of the donation: “We make this contribution to help families, many of whom are loyal customers of Miller Peterson Ltd, rebuild their lives after the floods.” At the Board of Directors meeting, Tom Peterson was heard to comment: “Not only is this donation to help people in need, but will also attract new customers to our stores because of our generosity.” Based on this, the Chief Accountant, Alan Serry, has decided to recognise the donation as an asset.
Applying the definition and recognition criteria in The Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements (as outlined on page 16), should the donation be recognised as an asset? If not, how should Miller Peterson Ltd account for the $1 million donation? (10 marks)
Zac Weng is the proprietor of the Sunway Bling Franchise. On 1 November 2012 the business paid $400,000 for five television commercials costing $80,000 each to increase Christmas sales. Three commercials are to be shown during November 2012 and the other two during December 2012.
Sunway BIing's financial year ends on 30 November 2012.
(a) If the payment of $400,000 was recorded as an expense, prepare the general journal entries (narrations are not required) to record:
(i) The necessary adjustments on 30 November 2012.
(ii) The closing entry on 30 November 2012.