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Financial & Managerial Accounting
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Financial & Managerial Accounting

Financial & Managerial Accounting

Book edition 7th
Author(s) John J Wild, Ken W. Shaw, Barbara Chiappetta
Pages 1096 pages
ISBN 9781259726705

Short Answer

BTN 6-3 Harriet Knox, Ralph Patton, and Marcia Diamond work for a family physician, Dr. Gwen Conrad, who is in private practice. Dr. Conrad is knowledgeable about office management practices and has segregated the cash receipt duties as follows. Knox opens the mail and prepares a triplicate list of money received. She sends one copy of the list to Patton, the cashier, who deposits the receipts daily in the bank. Diamond, the recordkeeper, receives a copy of the list and posts payments to patients’ accounts. About once a month the office clerks have an expensive lunch they pay for as follows. First, Patton endorses a patient’s check in Dr. Conrad’s name and cashes it at the bank. Knox then destroys the remittance advice accompanying the check. Finally, Diamond posts payment to the customer’s account as a miscellaneous credit. The three justify their actions by their relatively low pay and knowledge that Dr. Conrad will likely never miss the money.

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1. Who is the best person in Dr. Conrad’s office to reconcile the bank statement?

Answer

In a small company office, the business owner must become engaged with control and oversight. In this clinical office, it would significantly improve the internal control environment if Dr Conrad reconciled the bank statements.

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Step-by-Step SolutionStep 1: Introduction to topic-

Accounting ethics: Accounting ethics means following the guidelines set by the administering bodies that every individual or entity related to accounting works must follow to prevent their financial information from being misused.

Step 2: Recommendation-

The best individual in Dr Conrad’s office for the bank statement reconciliation would be Dr Conrad. He has immense knowledge about office management and holds the responsibility as the owner of the business to have control of every department that establishes the entire organization.

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Chavez Company most recently reconciled its bank statement and book balances of cash on August 31 and it reported two checks outstanding, No. 5888 for $1,028.05 and No. 5893 for $494.25. The following information is available for its September 30, 2017, reconciliation.

From the September 30 Bank Statement 16,800.45 9,620.05 11,272.85 18,453.25 PREVIOUS BALANCE TOTAL CHECKS AND DEBITS TOTAL DEPOSITS AND CREDITS CURRENT BALANCE Date 09/03 09/04 09/07 09/20 09/17 09/22 09/22 09/28 09/29 CHECKS AND DEBITS DEPOSITS AND CREDITS 5888 1,028.05 09/05 1,103.75 No. Amount Date Amount 5902 719.90 09/12 2,226.90 5901 1,824.25 09/21 4,093.00 5905 937.00 09/30 12.50 IN 09/25 2,351.70 5903 399.10 09/30 1,485.00 CM 5904 5907 5909 2,090.00 213.85 1,807.65

From Chavez Company’s Accounting Records Cash Acct. No. 101 Date Explanation PR Debit Credit Balance Aug. 31 Balance 15,278.15 Sep. 30 Total receipts R12 11,458.10 26,736.25 30 Total disbursements D23 9,332.05 17,404.20 Cash Receipts Deposited Cash Date Debit Sep. 5 1,103.75 12 2,226.90 21 4,093.00 25 2,351.70 30 1,682.75 11,458.10 Cash Disbursements Check Cash No. Credit 5901 1,824.25 5902 719.90 5903 399.10 5904 2,060.00 5905 937.00 5906 982.30 5907 213.85 5908 388.00 5909 1,807.65 9,332.05

Additional Information

Check No. 5904 is correctly drawn for $2,090 to pay for computer equipment; however, the recordkeeper misread the amount and entered it in the accounting records with a debit to Computer Equipment and a credit to Cash of $2,060. The NSF check shown in the statement was originally received from a customer, S. Nilson, in payment of her account. Its return has not yet been recorded by the company. The credit memorandum (CM) is from the collection of a $1,500 note for Chavez Company by the bank. The bank deducted a $15 collection expense. The collection and fee are not yet recorded.

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2. Prepare the journal entries (in dollars and cents) to adjust the book balance of cash to the reconciled balance.

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