Presentation on theme: "Accruals and Prepayments"— Presentation transcript:
1Accruals and Prepayments Accruals in the balance sheet are (current) liabilities, prepayments are (current) assets.They arise because of the accruals (or ‘matching’) concept - profit is not the same as cash and cash is not the same as profit!Expenses in the profit and loss account are recorded in the periods to which they relate - the balance sheet records the amounts over or under paid in cash
2Accruals and Prepayments Example Annual buildings insurance £4,000 paid in advance 1 July The insurance premium for the year to 30 June 2001 was £3,600. On 5th October 2001, received electricity bill for £560 for the quarter ended 30 September Other electricity costs for the year ended 30 September 2001 were £1,200. A/cing y/end is 30 September.P&L:B/Sheet:
3DepreciationAnnual depreciation is charged to the profit and loss account. It is an application of the accruals (‘matching’) concept, designed to spread the cost of fixed assets over their useful economic lives.Accumulated depreciation is deducted from the fixed asset cost in the balance sheet (to give net book value - NBV). This is the total depreciation charged to date.Depreciation is NOT a cash flow.
4Main Methods Straight-Line Reducing Balance annual depreciation = (cost - scrap value)/UELReducing Balancedepreciation in year 1 = cost dep’n. ratedepreciation in year 2 = b/f NBV dep’n. rateetc.
6Example - reducing balance Depreciation in yr 1 =yr 2 =yr 3 =yr 4 =
7Profit/Loss on Disposal When a fixed asset is sold, its NBV is no longer included in the balance sheet BUT the business may have made a profit or loss on disposal, which should be included in the P&L a/c for the year of disposal.Profit on disposal = sales proceeds - NBV
8Example NBV after 2 years: Profit if sold for £50,000:
9Fixed Assets and the Cash Flow Statement The purchase of a fixed asset is capital expenditure - the cash outflow is recorded under this heading in the CFS for the year in which it occurs.Remember that this initial outflow does NOT go into the profit and loss account.Depreciation is a non cash item and must be added back in the reconciliation of op. profit to net cash flow from op. activities.
10Disposals of fixed assets are a bit more complicated. Profits and losses on disposals of fixed assets must be adjusted in the reconciliation of op. profit to net cash flow from op. activities.Cash proceeds from the sale (an inflow) are shown in the body of the CFS for the year in which they are received.
11Bad and Doubtful DebtsIf you know you will never recover a specific amount from a specific debtor, WRITE-OFFexpense in P&L a/cdeduct from debtors in B/SIf you are unsure whether you will recover some of your debtors balance, PROVIDEcharge increase/credit decrease in provision to P&L a/cdeduct total provision from debtors on face of B/S
12Example Debtors currently £120,000. Bad debt £20,000 (customer in liquidation)Doubtful debts estimated at 2%. Brought forward provision for doubtful debts is £1,600.What will the B/S and P&L show?What if the b/f provision was £2,200 ?
13Debtors and Creditors: Missing Numbers You will often be asked questions where there is a piece of information missing. You will have to find the missing number from the other numbers that you have.To do this, it is important that you understand how sales, cash receipts and debtors are related, and how purchases, cash payments and creditors are related.
18Cost of Sales: Missing Numbers Sometimes we need to use information about gross profit margins or mark-ups to work out the sales or purchases figure.Remember, gross profit = sales - cost of salesA ‘mark-up’ is a gross profit percentage calculated on cost of sales.A ‘margin’ is a gross profit percentage calculated on sales.
19Examples Sales £1,000 made at mark-up of 25%. What is cost of sales? Cost of sales £500, profit margin on sales 20%. What is sales?
20The Trial BalanceThe trial balance is a list of balance sheet items, separated into two columns. One column shows ‘debit’ balances, the other ‘credit’ balances.Debit balances are assets (or expenses), credit balances are liabilities (or income).If everything has been recorded correctly, it should balance (just like the balance sheet).Unfortunately, there could be a mistake and the TB could still balance - e.g. if you forget to record a transaction altogether
22Double-Entry Book-keeping Every transaction has two effectsOne effect is a ‘debit’ (DR) and one effect is a ‘credit’ (CR)Create ‘T’ accounts for each category in the balance sheet (and P&L)‘Debit’ and ‘credit’ these as appropriate - must ‘debit’ one ‘T’ account and ‘credit’ another each time. Record as ‘journals’.At end, ‘close off’ all B/S ‘T’ accounts, and put c/f balances into the ‘trial balance’.
28Check that you could produce the balance sheet and P&L for the simple Joe Smith example. Lecture examples 5 and 6 are more complex.We will do example 5 in the lecture. You can work through example 6 yourselves (it is rather long and quite hard - contact me if you need extra help) as you have the completed ledger in the notes.
29Example 5: The Ashton Company Revisited Journal entries:
34Control AccountsMissing numbers questions involving debtors/sales/cash receipts or creditors/purchases/cash payments can be answered using ‘control accounts’.Control accounts are ‘T’ accounts for either debtors/receivables, or creditors/payables.The idea is the same as we saw before (incomplete records) - you can use either method for answering questions