When is an adjusted trial balance prepared, and what is its purpose?
The adjusted trial balance is prepared after the adjusting entries have been journalized and posted to the accounts. Total debits should be equal to the total credits, is the purpose.
These are the year end entries made to record the accrued revenues and expenses of the business.
Adjusted trial balance is prepared once the adjusting entries are recorded in the books of accounts. It shows the final balances of all the accounts, including the accounts affected by recording adjusting entries.
Question :Laughter Landscaping has collected the following data for the December 31 adjusting entries: a. Each Friday, Laughter pays employees for the current week’s work. The amount of the weekly payroll is $8,000 for a five-day workweek. This year, December 31 falls on a Tuesday. Laughter will pay its employees on January 3. b. On January 1 of the current year, Laughter purchases an insurance policy that covers two years, $8,000.c. The beginning balance of Office Supplies was $4,300. During the year, Laughter purchased office supplies for $5,600, and at December 31 the office supplies on hand total $1,500. d. During December, Laughter designed a landscape plan and the client prepaid $6,500. Laughter recorded this amount as Unearned Revenue. The job will take several months to complete, and Laughter estimates that the company has earned 40% of the total revenue during the current year. e. At December 31, Laughter had earned $3,000 for landscape services completed for Turnkey Appliances. Turnkey has stated that it will pay Laughter on January 10. f. Depreciation for the current year includes Equipment, $3,000; and Trucks, $2,200. g. Laughter has incurred $250 of interest expense on a $550 interest payment due on January 15. Requirements 1. Journalize the adjusting entry needed on December 31 for each of the previous items affecting Laughter Landscaping. Assume Laughter records adjusting entries only at the end of the year. 2. Journalize the subsequent journal entries for adjusting entries a, d, and g.
Question :Birch Park Senior Center has a weekly payroll of $12,500. December 31 falls on Wednesday, and Birch Park Senior Center will pay its employees the following Monday (January 5) for the previous full week. Assume Birch Park Senior Center has a five-day workweek and has an unadjusted balance in Salaries Expense of $620,000. Requirements 1. Record the adjusting entry for accrued salaries on December 31. 2. Post the adjusting entry to the accounts involved, and show their balances after adjustments. 3. Record the journal entry for payment of salaries made on January 5
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