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1 Vicki Baron Celia Mara Haileybury Toorak College VCTA A Walk through the new exam format and the new aspects of Unit 3

2 New Study Design – Points to Note Unit 3 – Area of Study 1 - Outcome – 2011 On completion of this unit the student should be able to record financial data into appropriate accounting records using a double entry accrual-based system for a single activity sole trader, and explain related aspects of this accounting system – 2016 On completion of this unit the student should be able to record financial data for a single activity sole trader using a double entry system, and discuss the function of various aspects of this accounting system

3 New Study Design – Points to Note Unit 3 – Area of Study 2 - Outcome – 2011 On completion of this unit the student should be able to record balance day adjustments, prepare financial reports and explain related aspects of the accounting system 2012 – 2016 On completion of this unit the student should be able to record balance day adjustments and prepare and interpret accounting reports.

4 The New Additions to 2012 General Journal entries for Contribution of non-current assets by the owner at agreed value Use of stock for advertising purposes The distinction between historical cost and agreed value in relation to non-current assets Posting to the general ledger from the general journal and special journals on a monthly basis Process of balancing the general ledger and subsidiary ledger accounts in preparation for the next reporting period Reasons for using control accounts Internal control procedures and practices of this accounting system Classified Accounting reports Cash Flow Statement Income Statement Balance Sheet

5 Key Knowledge Differences – U3,Outcome ALL principles and characteristics listedAPPLICABLE principles and characteristics special journals (the amount of GST will be identified for each relevant transaction): GST NOT IDENTIFIED ONLY NOT APPLICABLE in certain ledgers contribution of non-current assets by the ownerContribution of non current assets by the owner at AGREED VALUE GJ – 5 areas to coverGJ – 6 areas – new dot point ‘use of stock for advertising purposes’ Not mentioned in old designThe distinction between historical cost and agreed value in relation to NCA Posting to GL from GJ and SJ’s at the END of REPORTING PERIOD the process of posting to the GL from the GJ and special journals on a MONTHLY BASIS No mention of NEXT reporting periodThe process of balancing the GL and sub ledgers in preparation for the NEXT reporting period No mention of theory behind control accounts‘reasons’ for control accounts for debtors, creditors and stock; No mention of this Internal control procedures and practices of this accounting system

6 Key Skills Differences – U3, Outcome Use correct accounting terminology identify, classify and record financial data and information; Identify, classify and record financial data demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles underlying the recording and presentation of accounting data and information; Explain and apply the qualitative characteristics and accounting principles underlying the recording of financial data ad presentation of accounting information Apply theoretical knowledge to simulated situation Apply theoretical knowledge to simulated situations Explain the effect of financial transactions on the accounting equation Discuss the function of the various aspects of the accounting system for a single activity trading business

7 Key Knowledge Differences – U3, Outcome No specific mention of Principles and CharacteristicsApplicable accounting principles and characteristics of accounting information Balance day adjustments: – depreciation (straight-line method) – stock loss or gain as revealed by a physical stocktake – prepaid expenses (asset approach, GST to be recorded at time of payment) – accrued expenses (GST to be recorded at time of payment); The recording and reporting of Balance Day Adjustments: -Straight line method of depreciation - stock loss or gain as revealed by physical stocktake; -the asset approach to recording prepaid expenses with GST being recorded at the time of payment; -accrued expenses with GST being recorded at the time of payment Treatment of accrued expenses in subsequent period The payment of accrued expenses in the subsequent reporting period accounting reports: – classified Cash Flow Statement (using transaction approach) – classified Profit and Loss Statement (gross profit, adjusted gross profit and net profit) – classified Balance Sheet; Classified accounting reports: Cash Flow Statement using transaction approach; income statement; balance sheet

8 Key Knowledge Differences – U3, Outcome Closing entries for revenue and expenses in the general journal and in the general ledger Closing entries for revenue and expenses in GJ and in GL The preparation of the Profit and Loss Summary account with transfer of profit or loss to Capital Account; The preparation o f the Profit and Loss summary account with transfer of profit or loss to capital account Transfer of Drawings to Capital accountTransfer of drawings to Capital account Post adjustment Trial Balance The effect of transactions on the acc equation and the accounting reports The effect of transactions on the acc equation and the acc reports The distinction between cash and profit

9 Key Skills Differences – U3, Outcome Use correct accounting terminology Identify, classify and record financial data and information;Identify classify and record financial data and report accounting information demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles underlying the recording, reporting and presentation of accounting data and information; Explain and apply the Characteristics and Principles underlying the recording of financial data and the reporting and presentation of accounting information Apply theoretical knowledge to simulated situations;Apply theoretical knowledge to simulated situations Prepare financial reportsPrepare, explain, and interpret accounting reports Present and communicate information in a suitable form using a variety of methods Discuss the effect of financial transactions on the accounting equation and accounting reports Distinguish between cash and profit and explain the effect on accounting reports Discuss the function of the various aspects of the accounting system for a single activity trading business

10 Impact on the classroom Teaching and Learning activities to meet NEW key knowledge Principles and Concepts can be introduced at APPLICABLE moments Students MUST be able to RECORD and REPORT BDA’s Students MUST be able to show knowledge of how to PAY accrued expenses in subsequent reporting periods Students MUST be taught new terminology of ‘Income Statement’

11 Impact on the classroom Teaching and Learning activities to meet NEW key skills Students MUST be able to also REPORT accounting information Students MUST be able to EXPLAIN and APPLY the characteristics and principles underlying the recording of financial data and the reporting and presentation of accounting information Students MUST be able to DISCUSS the effect of financial transactions on the accounting equation and accounting reports Students MUST be able to PREPARE, EXPLAIN and INTERPRET Accounting reports Students MUST be able DISTINGUISH between cash and profit and EXPLAIN the effect on accounting reports Students MUST be able to DISCUSS the function of the various aspects of the accounting system for a single activity trading business Unit3.pdf Unit3.pdf

12 Unit 3 – Outcome 1 Relevant points from new study design The process of posting to the general ledger from the general journal and special journals on a monthly basis The process of posting to the general ledger and subsidiary ledger accounts in preparation for the next reporting period Different Ways we can get our students to practice this: Present them with already completed journals, over a 3 month period and demonstrated the journals being posted to the General Ledger A prepaid expense question where expense has been prepaid quarterly in advance and show posting to General Ledger An accrued expense question where outstanding accrued amount is paid at the beginning of the quarter and there is an outstanding balance at the end of the quarter. Present them with a trial balance assuming a business reports quarterly

13 Completed Journals example The bookkeeper for Aaron’s Antiques provided the following journal extract for the 3 month period ending 30 June 2012:

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15 Prepaid Expense Example Question 1: On 1 September 2011 Jim Laurence commenced trading as Woodstock Neckwear. A firm that specialises in men’s formals neckwear. Their accounting system is set up using the accrual method of accounting and their reporting period is 30 June each year. On the 1 st September 2011, Jim paid $1200, plus GST for 6 months insurance on the business premises. During February 2012 he was informed that the insurance would increase to $250 per month. On 27 February 2012, Jim paid $1650, including $150 GST, to cover insurance for March to August 2012 (chq 123) Complete the Prepaid Insurance Expense account as it would appear in the General Ledger after all adjusting and balancing entries were made and in preparation for the commencement of the next reporting period

16 Prepaid Insurance Example Cash Payments Journal would have included both of these cash payments of Insurance Each MONTH the Cash Payments journal would have been transferred to the General Ledger, thus 2 entries into the Prepaid Insurance Expense General Ledger

17 Accrued Expense Example Wages expense is currently $ per month, paid in arrears on and up to the 15th of each month. The following information relates to wages for the business: Accrued wages at 1 October 2009 – $5 000 Payments to employees for wages on 15 October were $ During November 2009 a wage increase of 20% was approved, effective from 16 December 2009 Wages owing at 31 December 2009 – $6 000 Record the wages payments in the Cash Payments Journal for 15 October (Chq. 473) 15 November (Chq. 491) 15 December (Chq. 522). Show how the Wages Expense account Accrued Wages account would appear after all information has been recorded and posted in preparation for the next reporting period.

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19 Additional Information: The business reports yearly on 30the June Rent is paid quarterly commencing on 1 September each year. The Prepaid Rent amount represents rent paid for this financial year ($24000), plus the balance from the previous reporting period. Show how the Prepaid Rent and Rent Expense accounts would appear after all appropriate entries have been posted. You are required to balance and/or close the accounts Trial Balance example

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21 Changes to Exam Format Multiple questions Stand alone theory question(s) Higher order skills being examined Aspects of the accounting system Understanding what they are and how they function Strengths and weaknesses of these aspects

22 Changes to Exam Format Explain the effect of financial transactions on the accounting equation and accounting reports Repaid a loan $100 and interest on the loan of $10 The repayment of the loan and interest will decrease the Bank by $110 and reduce the current liability of the loan by $100 and will also reduce the owner’s equity (net profit) of the business by $100 as the interest on the loan is an expense.

23 Double Entry What is it? Double entry accounting means recording in ledger accounts whereby at least two ledger accounts are affected by each transaction How does it operate? Two entries are made for each transaction – one entry as a debit to one account and the other entry a credit to the other account. These two transactions keep the accounting equation (A=L+OE) in balance What is the ‘two-fold effect’? The two fold effect takes the form of debits and credits. For each debit there is an equal and opposite credit and the sum of all debits must equal the sum of all credits. Advantages and limitations /benefits and costs to the business Is double entry used when recording in subsidiary ledgers? No - double entry is maintained in the General Ledger only – the individual ledgers in the subsidiary ledgers reflect only the transactions from the Control Account Question to consider: Is double entry always the best recording system for all businesses? Why/why not? Double entry accounting provides for An accurate calculation of profit/loss Preparation of financial reports directly from the ledger Easier detection of errors and fraud Accurate bookkeeping is required for owners and managers to understand the financial status of their business

24 Documents What is the purpose of the source document? describes the basic facts of the transaction and is the initial input to the accounting process and serves as verifiable evidence of the transaction provides the information required to analyse and classify the transaction and to create the journal entries

25 Special Journals What is a journal? A chronological listing of the firm’s transactions, including the amounts, accounts that are affected and the direction the accounts are affected. Known as the book of original entry What are the special journals? A journal which groups specific types of transactions and allows for improved efficiency and organisation in the accounting system The journals provide a link between the ledger entries and the source documents Benefits and costs to the business / advantages and limitations Summarises similar transactions Allowing totals to be posted to the general ledger Allows for the removal of bulky detail from the general ledger However involves additional recording which may require additional staff and increase costs Why are the special journals constructed differently from each other? Which ledger accounts are affected when special journals are balanced and transferred to the general ledger? Question to consider: Should all recording systems include special journals for Cash Receipts, Cash Payments, Credit Sales and Credit Purchases? Why/why not? It is up to each business to determine which journals to use based on their own circumstances and needs. If for example they do not purchase or purchase limited stock on credit they may not require the need for a Purchases Journal

26 The General Ledger What is the purpose of the general ledger? The general ledger is a collection of T-accounts to which debits and credits are transferred and facilitates the tracking of individual account balances What is the purpose of the subsidiary ledgers? To record the individual transactions which affect debtors, creditors and stock items on the date that they occur Allows for the removal of this bulky detail pertaining to individual accounts from the general ledger

27 The Trial Balance What is the purpose of the trial balance? To verify the accuracy of the double entry recording as the sum of all debits in the general ledger must equal the sum of all credits Used as a tool for detecting errors Calculated by summing the balances of all the ledger accounts Prepared prior to the preparation of final reports Can a balanced trial balance still be incorrect? Omission of an entry A journal entry posted to the wrong ledger account Reversal of debit and credit entries

28 Control Accounts Which areas do we have control accounts for? How do they operate? How are they reconciled? Advantages and limitations Benefits and costs to the business Questions to consider: Should control accounts always be used? Should they be limited to debtors, creditors and stock? Justify your answers.

29 Process of balancing accounts Why should accounts be balanced? Assets and liabilities will exist into the future. That is, the Balance Sheet items involve a future benefit or future sacrifice and so should not be reset to zero, but their balances should carry forward into the next Reporting Period. Why do businesses need to prepare for the next reporting period? What would happen if accounts weren’t balanced? Once the length of the reporting period has been established it is important for decision making to ensure that accounts relate only to the period under consideration in order for decisions to be made Benefits/costs to the business Allows for the accounts to be prepared in preparation for the next reporting period. The difference between footing and balancing an account Footing – an informal process used to determine the balance of a ledger account Balancing – ruling off an A, L and OE account to determine its balance at the end of the reporting period and transferring that balance to the next reporting period. Where are the balances of accounts shown in reports? Balance of all revenue and expense accounts are shown in the Income Statement Balances of all Asset, Liability and Owner’s Equity accounts are reflected in the Balance Sheet Question to consider: Are all accounts balanced? Why/why not?

30 Stockcards What is the purpose of a stock card? What is the First-In, First Out (FIFO) method of managing stock? Definition of perpetual inventory method How does the business check the stock record is accurate? Costs/benefits to the business How are details of the stock cards entered into the general ledger? Question to consider: Should all businesses use the perpetual inventory method? Why/why not?

31 Changes to Exam Format Explain the effect of financial transactions on the accounting equation and accounting reports Repaid a loan $100 and interest on the loan of $10 The repayment of the loan and interest will decrease the Bank by $110 and reduce the current liability of the loan by $100 and will also reduce the owner’s equity (net profit) of the business by $10 as the interest on the loan is an expense.

32 Approaching extended theory On 30 June 2012 the owner decided to contribute his personal vehicle to the business which he purchased in July 2011 for $ including GST. The accountant has valued the vehicle at $ Justify with reference to qualitative characteristics and accounting principles the value at which the vehicle should be reported in the Balance sheet

33 Sample solution The vehicle should be reported by the business at $ (1) as this is the agreed value that is regarded as the accepted value of a non-cash asset at the time of its contribution by the owner.(1) Whilst $ is the historical cost of the vehicle, that is the original purchase price of the non current asset which can be verified by a source document (1) and so provides a reliable value for the vehicle which is free from bias (1), this value is no longer useful or relevant for decision making.(1) The future economic benefit the vehicle is expected to provide to the business is less than its original purchase price and it is important to recognise this so that when allocating the cost of the vehicle as an expense against revenue (via depreciation expense) expenses are not overstated and net profit understated. The reporting period principle requires that revenues earned be matched against expenses incurred to accurately calculate net profit. The GST has no impact on the valuation of the vehicle as this amount was paid by the owner and is not included in the historical cost of the vehicle.

34 Approaching extended theory The owner is convinced that if they use the FIFO method of cost assignment that the stock on hand will reflect the most recent purchases. Explain the FIFO method of cost assignment and explain to the owner if they are correct. In your response discuss the implications of using this system on the valuation of stock on hand, cost of sales and net profit

35 Sample solution FIFO stock valuation assumes that the first stock purchased by the business is the first stock that is sold by the business. Many businesses use this method for stock valuation because it is too difficult to individually/label each individual item of stock, especially when the stock items are small and are of relatively low value. The owner believes it is not worth the time, effort and additional cost. Without physically labelling every item of stock there is no way the owner can match the stock items sold with the actual cost price. FIFO is applied to all transactions in the OUT column of the stock card, but it is an assumption only. The business makes an assumption about the cost price of stock as they have no way of knowing for certain the exact cost price for the stock as without marking the stock there is no way of knowing the cost price for the stock that has been sold. (Smarties task) In times of rising prices the valuation of stock on hand in the Balance Sheet will be higher as the stock is reported at the most recent purchases which are the most expensive (prices are rising). As the earlier stock purchased (which is cheaper) is sold first under the FIFO assumption, cost of sales will be lower and net profit will be higher.

36 Approaching extended theory The owner of a business believes that recording prepaid expenses as assets is an unnecessary waste of time. Justify/explain/discuss with reference to accounting principles and qualitative characteristics why recording prepaid expenses as assets is necessary

37 Approaching extended theory Sandra has commenced a business from home. She works from her spare room in her home and the firm’s only assets are a chair, computer, desk and filing cabinet which have a total value of $ When preparing her annual Income Statement, Sandra does not include depreciation of these non current assets and instead writes them off as an expense in the period of purchase. Discuss with reference to qualitative characteristics and accounting principles if Sandra should change her treatment of non current assets in the Income Statement.

38 Solution prepared by presenters and not VCAA approved. Sample solution to sample exam

39 Solution to sample exam Question 1 A double-entry accounting system means recording in ledger accounts whereby at least two ledger accounts are affected by each transaction 2 marks

40 Solution to sample exam Date 2011 DetailsGeneral Ledger Subsidiary Ledger DebitCreditDebitCredit 1 FebStock Control3500 Prepaid Rent Expense4000 Computer Equipment1500 Display Fittings6000 Loan6600 Capital8400 Question 2

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43 Solution to sample exam Question 4 a. FIFO stock valuation assumes that the first stock purchased by the business is the first stock that is sold by the business. Many businesses use this method for stock valuation because it is too difficult to individually/label each individual item of stock, especially when the stock items are small and are of relatively low value. The owner believes it is not worth the time, effort and additional cost. 2 marks

44 Solution to sample exam Question 4 c. The use of the treadmill for advertising purposes should be treated as an expense as there has been an outflow of economic benefit caused by the decrease in the asset (Stock Control), which reduced owner’s equity (net Profit). That is the treadmill will not be sold and will therefore not contribute to future economic benefit. 2 marks

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47 Solution to sample exam Revenue: 8 $ 1950 = $ $ 2250 = $2250 COGS = 8 x $1300 = $ $1500 = $1500 Revenue $17850 LESS COGS $11900 LESS Stock Loss $1500 Adjusted Gross Profit $4 4 50

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52 Solution to sample exam Question 5 d. Discuss benefits and limitations of using Control Accounts Control accounts serve a useful purpose in the recording and reporting processes and further assist in the management of debtors and creditors for businesses that deal with numerous customers and suppliers. The benefits of using control accounts and subsidiary ledgers in the accounting system Allows for transactions to be summarised and removes clutter from the general ledger. Reporting – only one amount reported, relevant for decision making Management – separation of duties – checking mechanism, enhance internal control However there are also limitations of using control accounts and subsidiary ledgers in the accounting system which include the additional record keeping required not suitable for all businesses to use and increases the costs of record keeping due to the extra specialised staff which may be required.

53 Solution to sample exam Question 6 a. GST would have been reported as a Current Asset This is because there are two entries in the Cash Receipts Journal pertaining to the GST, one from the GST Column representing GST received on cash sales, the other from the Sundries column which indicates that the business has received a GST refund from the ATO as the GST paid and incurred in the last period was greater than the GST earned/received. 3 marks

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55 Solution to sample exam Question 7 a. Explanation: The short term impact of the new cafe has been detrimental to the cash flow of the business as evidenced by the bank overdraft position that the business is now in. The cost of the new café has exceeded the loan / capital that was contributed (as evidenced by the cash flows from financing activities) and used for its construction Gus has injected loan and possibly additional capital to purchase the necessary non current assets and additional stock required for the new cafe (as evidenced by the net cash outflows from Investing Activities). 4 marks.

56 Solution to sample exam Question 7 b. Disagree In order to Gus to make relevant decisions about the cash flow of the business Gus should have access to the details of his cash flows in order to determine why operating activities is Negative, all details of inflows and outflows should be examined. Investing activities may be negative as a result of the purchase of a new NCA and Gus needs to know how Financing Activities has managed to increase, that is whether it has been due to additional capital contributed or through loans taken out which need to be repaid and on which interest is incurred. 3 marks

57 Solution to sample exam Question 8 Last year made a loss but bank increased despite having no loans or capital contributed Discuss: Under accrual accounting there is a difference between revenue earned and received and expenses paid and incurred. Cash and profit are different resources. Whilst the business made a loss in the previous year, the bank balance may have increased due to Receipts from debtors being greater than credit sales, payments for expenses being less than expenses incurred or cost of sales being greater than payments to creditors. All of these examples will impact a net loss but have a lesser impact on the bank balance. In addition the business may have sold non current assets for cash or deferred a loan repayment or the owner may have reduced their drawings from the business preferring to leave cash in the business because of the net loss incurred. 4 marks

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59 Question 9 b. Qualitative Characteristic: Relevance Explanation: Whilst there is a stock loss in one area and a stock gain in another, only the overall effect is reported in the income statement as the business would use a control account for stock in the General ledger and it is the overall impact that is relevant for decision making 3marks

60 Solution to sample exam Question 9 c. Impact of Memo 44 Explanation: The inclusion of this information will reduce Net Profit by $1000 in the Income Statement as the operating expenses are currently understated and this will impact on the accurate calculation of profit. In addition, in the Balance Sheet, the Current Assets of Debtors Control will decrease by $1100 and GST Clearing will decrease by $100. Owner’s Equity will decrease by $ marks

61 Solution to sample exam Question 9 d. Justification: The vehicle should be valued at $ which is the agreed value of the NCA by the Accountant at the time of contribution to the business. Whilst Historical cost states that assets should be recorded at their original purchase price as it can be verified by a source document, this value is no longer relevant for decision making the accountant has valued the vehicle at its agreed value which is lower than its historical cost as this value is far more relevant for decision making as the asset is no longer new and its contribution to the business is limited. 3 marks

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