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Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
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Short Answer

The controller for Clint Eastwood Co. is attempting to determine the amount of cash to be reported on its December 31, 2017, balance sheet. The following information is provided.

1. Commercial savings account of $600,000 and a commercial checking account balance of $900,000 are held at First National Bank of Yojimbo.

2. Money market fund account held at Volonte Co. (a mutual fund organization) permits Eastwood to write checks on this balance, $5,000,000.

3. Travel advances of $180,000 for executive travel for the first quarter of next year (employee to reimburse through salary reduction).

4. A separate cash fund in the amount of $1,500,000 is restricted for the retirement of long-term debt.

5. Petty cash fund of $1,000.

6. An I.O.U. from Marianne Koch, a company customer, in the amount of $190,000.

7. A bank overdraft of $110,000 has occurred at one of the banks the company uses to deposit its cash receipts. At the present time, the company has no deposits at this bank.

8. The company has two certificates of deposit, each totaling $500,000. These CDs have a maturity of 120 days.

9. Eastwood has received a check that is dated January 12, 2018, in the amount of $125,000.

10. Eastwood has agreed to maintain a cash balance of $500,000 at all times at First National Bank of Yojimbo to ensure future credit availability.

11. Eastwood has purchased $2,100,000 of commercial paper of Sergio Leone Co. which is due in 60 days.

12. Currency and coin on hand amounted to $7,700.


(a) Compute the amount of cash to be reported on Eastwood Co.’s balance sheet at December 31, 2017.

(b) Indicate the proper reporting for items that are not reported as cash on the December 31, 2017, balance sheet.

1. Cash balance reported in the balance sheet equals $8,608,700.

2. All other items are classified as per their nature and liquidity. While the compensating balance does not appear on the balance sheet.

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Definition of Restricted Cash

Restricted cash can be defined as the cash held by the business entity for some specific purpose and cannot be used for any other purpose.

Amount of cash to be reported on the balance sheet


Amount $

Commercial saving account


Commercial checking account


Money market funds


Petty cash


Commercial paper


Currency and coins on hand


Cash Balance


Reporting other items


Reported as

Travel advances

Receivables – employee

Restricted cash

Non-current assets (Restricted cash for the retirement of bonds)

IOU from Marianne Koch


Bank overdraft

Current liabilities

Certificate of Deposits

Temporary investment


Accounts receivables

Note: Compensation balance must be disclosed in the notes to the financial statement.

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Do you agree with the way the controller has accounted for the transaction? If not, how should the transaction be accounted for?


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