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Task 1: (5 marks) (Word limit: 500 words)
On 31 March, Padbury Publishers received a subscription of $480 for the supply of twelve
monthly magazines, beginning in April. At the end of the reporting period, 30 June, the
accountant suggested that the owner make an adjusting entry to defer the revenue on nine
issues until the New Year. The owner of the business was reluctant to do so, claiming that
he had already received the subscriptions in cash and could see no reason for the delay in
recognising the revenue. Do you agree with the owner or the accountant? Respond to the
owner, explaining the accountant’s position. Ignore GST.
Task 2: (5 marks) (Word limit: 500 words)
Recently, a new student of accounting was overheard making the following remarks: ‘Why
are we learning how to use the double-entry system of recording in the accounting cycle?
Surely there are good computer packages available these days which can handle all of
these details.’ Provide a suitable reply.
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Task 3: (30 marks)
The unadjusted trial balance of Helena’s Hire Cars is shown below:
Unadjusted Trial Balance
as at 30 June 2016
Debit Credit
Cash at bank $7,330
Accounts receivable $11,580
GST receivable $1,350
Office supplies $580
Land $22,500
Hire cars $84,240
Accumulated depreciation – hire cars $35,460
Office equipment $5,580
Accumulated depreciation – office equipment $3,150
Accounts payable $9,720
Wages payable $6,950
Mortgage on Land $17,000
Unearned hire fees $2,040
GST payable $2,920
H. Savva, Capital $59,940
H. Savva, Drawings $18,540
Hire fees revenue $88,860
Bank charges $300
Interest expense $710
Utilities expense $440
Insurance expense $7,370
Wages expense $45,560
Advertising expense $3,500
Maintenance expense $6,840
Fuel and oil expense $9,620
$226,040 $226,040

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Additional information
1. Petrol purchased on credit for $780 plus GST of 10% and used during the last week
in June has not been paid for or recorded.
2. A physical count showed office supplies totalling $240 were still on hand at 30 June.
3. Depreciation for 1 year on the hire cars is $12 400. Depreciation on the office
equipment is $980.
4. The balance in the Advertising Expense account includes $600 prepayment (net of
GST) for an advertising campaign beginning in July.
5. The balance in the Unearned Hire Fees account includes $1800 received in May for
hire services completed in June.
6. The June insurance premium of $900 plus GST is overdue and has not been
recorded. A tax invoice has not been received.
7. Wages earned but not paid amounted to $2150.
A. Prepare the necessary adjusting entries.
B. Prepare a 10-column worksheet for the year ended 30 June 2016.
C. Prepare the income statement for the business for the year ended 30 June 2016.
D. Prepare a statement of changes in equity for the year ended 30 June 2016.
E. Prepare a balance sheet as at 30 June 2016.
(7 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 6 = 30 marks)

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