Saturn Olive Oil Co is a subsidiary of Mercury Australasia based in Cobram Victoria and produces a range of olive oil products

Saturn Olive Oil Co is a subsidiary of Mercury Australasia based in Cobram Victoria and produces a range of olive oil products. Olives are purchased from sub-contract olive plantation farmers in an around Cobram. The olives are cold pressed and the oil processed and filtered before bottling and sold to a variety of wholesale and retail vendors under several different brand names. The following data relates to the production of Saturn Olive Oil during the month of February 2017. At the start of February there was 75,000 litres of product in process. All materials are added at the start of the process and conversion costs are incurred evenly throughout whole of the process.   Work-in-Process: February 1, 2017 75,000 Litres Stage…

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Parrot Ltd acquired 80% of the share capital of Squirrel Ltd for $264 800. On that date, the statement of financial

On 1 July 2016, Parrot Ltd acquired 80% of the share capital of Squirrel Ltd for $264 800. On that date, the statement of financial position of Squirrel Ltd consisted of: Share capital $250 000 General reserve 10 000 Asset revaluation surplus 15 000 Retained earnings 10 000 Liabilities 180 000 $465 000 Cash $ 35 000 Inventories 70 000 Land 65 000 Plant and equipment 300 000 Accumulated depreciation — plant and equipment (130 000) Trademark 100 000 Goodwill 25 000 $ 465 000   At 1 July 2016, all identifiable assets and liabilities of Squirrel Ltd were recorded at fair value except for: Carrying amount Fair value Inventories $ 70 000 $ 80 000 Land 65 000 85 000…

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Journal entries due to errors and revenue under credit card arrangement

1 (Max. Marks: 25) Kalman, trading as Kalman Stores, submits to you draft accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016 and a balance sheet at that date. He explains that towards the end of the financial year his accountant resigned and he had ‘finished off the books himself. He thinks that errors have occurred and asks for your help. An examination of the books reveals the following: Rent due by T. Smith for Dec 2016, amounting to $560 is not included in the accounts. A payment of $2,300 for a new computer has been debited to the sundry expense Payment was made 31 December 2016. Commission due to sales staff for the month of December, $1200, has been overlooked. Repairs…

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Management & financial accounting and cost bifurcation

Question 1: Differences between management accounting and financial accounting (15 Marks) You are the financial controller of a large manufacturing organization and intend to approach the human resources (HR) manager seeking to create two new positions: a financial accountant and a management accountant. Required: 1 Prepare a briefing document for the HR manager which explains the differences between these two roles. 2 Formulate (and answer) the five likely questions that you anticipate the HR manager will ask you about these two positions when you meet. Question 2: Product cost classification: manufacturer (15 Marks) The following cost data for the current year relate to Heartstrings Pty Ltd, a greetings card manufacturer:   Service department costsl                  $ 50 000 Direct labour: wages                                               242…

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Budgeted Income Statement and Balance Sheet

AGENDA: PROFIT PLANNING (BUDGETING) Building a master budget. Sales budget Production budget Direct materials budget Direct labor budget Manufacturing overhead budget Ending finished goods inventory budget Selling and administrative expenses budget Cash budget Budgeted income statement Budgeted balance sheet OVERVIEW OF BUDGETING A budget is a detailed plan for acquiring and using financial and other resources over a specified period. Budgeting involves two stages: Planning: Developing objectives and preparing various detailed budgets to achieve those objectives. Control: The steps taken by management to attain the objectives set down at the planning stage. PURPOSES OF BUDGETING Budgets communicate management’s plans throughout the organization. Budgeting forces managers to give planning top priority. Budgets provide a means of allocating resources to their most effective…

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Common size base year financials, ratios and interpretation

Table 1 VISCOUNT LTD Balance sheets at 30 June 2014                         2015                         2016 Assets Current assets Cash 364,700 292,720 123,790 Inventories Finished products 600,000 700,000 800,000 Work in progress 245,500 258,000 342,000 Raw materials and supplies 483,050 450,000 550,000 Accounts receivable 521,000 669,280 1,184,210 Total current assets 2,214,250 2,370,000 3,000,000 Non-current assets (net of accumulated depreciation) Land (at cost) 600,000 816,300, 1,334,104 Buildings (at cost) 2,215,500 2,323,000 3,400,000 Machinery (at cost) 2,538,980 2,500,370 4,505,640 Total non-current assets 5,354,480 5,639,670, 9,239,744 Total assets 7,568,730 8,009,670 12,239,744 Liabilities Current liabilities Accounts payable 355,700 360,000 544,620 Provision for tax 500,000 500,000 800,000 Provision for dividend 130,000 430,000 672,000 Total current liabilities 985,700, 1,290,000 2,016,620 Non-current liabilities Debentures 683,030 903,370 2,999,020 Mortgages 500,000 400,000 1,000,000 Total…

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Georgie Smythe commenced business as a mechanical engineer trading as GS Engineering

Georgie Smythe commenced business as a mechanical engineer trading as GS Engineering. She has provided the first month’s business transactions for March 2017. a) You are required to record the following transactions into the transaction analysis chart (template provided). March 1                     Invested $80,000 of her own funds into a business bank account and took out a personal loan for $20,000, also deposited into the business account. 2                        Purchased a small property located in an industrial estate for $250,000. Georgie paid a 10% deposit and the balance was financed through a mortgage with Gotcha Banking Corporation. 3                     Georgie purchased engineering equipment for $10,000 cash. A three-month subscription for specialist engineering software was purchased for $2,400 cash. 4                     Office furniture and fittings were purchased…

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Break Even Analysis

Karges Coffee Inc. manufactures a line of single-cup brewing machines for home and office use that brew a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in less than a minute. The machines use specially packaged portions of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate that can be purchased online directly from Karges or at specialty coffee shops licensed to distribute the company’s products. The appeal of the brewing machines is twofold. First, they offer a high level of convenience. The use of prepackaged coffee servings means no grinding of coffee beans and no mess. Also, the brewing machines have a water reservoir that for some models is large enough to make up to 20 cups of coffee. Second, the taste of each cup…

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Investment decision and dividend calculation

Use the following information for Questions 1 and 2: Boehm Corporation has had stable earnings growth of 8% a year for the past 10 years and in 2013 Boehm paid dividends of $2.6 million on net income of $9.8 million. However, in 2014 earnings are expected to jump to $12.6 million, and Boehm plans to invest $7.3 million in a plant expansion. This one­time unusual earnings growth won’t be maintained, though, and after 2014 Boehm will return to its previous 8% earnings growth rate. Its target debt ratio is 35%. Calculate Boehm’s total dividends for 2014 under each of the following policies: (a) Its 2014 dividend payment is set to force dividends to grow at the long-run growth rate in (b)…

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MN3365K : STRATEGIC FINANCE – Bonds, Dividend, Standard Deviation

Question 1 Suppose that General Motors Acceptance Corporation issued a bond with ten years until maturity, a face value of $1,000 and a coupon rate of 7% (annual payments). The yield to maturity on this bond when it was issued was 6%. a) What was the price of this bond when it was issued? b) Assuming the yield to maturity remains constant, what is the price of the bond immediately before it makes its first coupon payment? c) Assuming the yield to maturity remains constant what is the price of the bond immediately after it makes its first coupon payment? Question 2 DFB, Inc expects earnings this year of $5 per share and it plans to pay a $3 dividend to shareholders. DFB will retain…

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Cash flow preparation

Question 1: Metropolitan Furniture                                                                        (10 mark)        Peter works in the accounts unit of the Metropolitan Furniture Manufacturing.  He was asked to prepare a proposed budget for the forthcoming quarter.  He consults with the sales manager and finds that:   Estimated sales are as follows: February $265,000 April $290,000 March $255,000 May $250,000 June $280,000 In consultation with the production manager he estimates that the cost of goods sold is to be budgeted at 45% of the sales figure.  The salaries are expected to be $65,000 per month. When sales exceed $260,000 in any one month, the sales team is entitled to an additional 5% commission on the excess sales over this figure. Other expenses are estimated to be $35,000…

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Variance Analysis

Q1. Briefly describe who should be responsible for preparing an operating budget and why. Q2. a) The Vice President of the Plastics Division of Vandelay Industries prepared a budget for the current period.  Volume and cost data for the budget are provided at left along with actual volume and cost data for the period. Compute the master budget, the sales volume, and the selling price (flexible budget) variances for the Plastics Division’s revenues for the current period. Show your work. Interpret what the sales volume variance tells management. Vandelay Industries Actual Budget Volume 11,000 10,500 Revenues per unit $667.25 $675.00 Direct materials per unit $134.50 $132.40 Direct labor per unit $105.75 $109.50 Other variable costs per unit $63.00 $62.25 Total fixed…

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