Friday, 16 September 2022

In Remembrance: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)


Last week we received the saddening news that Her Majesty The Queen had passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The Queen ascended to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. 2022 marked her Platinum Jubilee - 70 years on the throne. This makes her the longest reigning monarch in the history of our country, surpassing the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria. 

She had presided over Britain in times of great triumph and equal despair - with her messages during the latter offering the nation hope of better days to come. 

Her constant presence in our lives reminded us of our rich and storied history, with the values she put at the forefront of her life - class, dignity, stoicism, resolve and duty - showing us what every Briton should aspire to be. 

In 1947, speaking to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, a 21 year-old Elizabeth said:

‘My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service’.

And for 75 years, she steadfast kept her promise.

For that, we say thank you Ma'am. May you rest in peace.


Monday, 14 March 2022

A basic test on prepaid income

 

A basic test on prepaid income:

 

You are working on the accounting records of a business for the year ended 31 March 20X7. You are looking at the rent income for the year and this includes receipts for the following periods:

 

Apr 20X6 – Mar 20X7

£5,040

Apr 20X6 – Jun 20X7

£5,625

 

Identify the prepaid income that need to be posted into the accounts?

 

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

 

 

 

 

 

 



A basic test on accrued income


A basic test on accrued income:

 

You are working on the accounting records of a business for the year ended 31 March 20X7. You are looking at the rent income for the year and this includes receipts for the following periods:

 

Apr 20X6 – Jan 20X7

£5,900

Apr 20X6 – May 20X7

£6,720

 

Identify the accrued income that needs to be posted into the accounts?

 

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday, 9 March 2022

A basic test on prepayments

 

A basic test on prepayments:

 

You are working on the accounting records of a business for the year ended 31 March 20X7. You are looking at the rent expense for the year and this includes payments for the following periods:

 

Apr 20X6 – May 20X7- Office 1

£5,040

Apr 20X6 – Jan 20X7- Office 2

£5,500

Jul 20X6 – Jun 20X7- New Office

£7,380

 

Identify the prepayments that need to be posted into the accounts?

 

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday, 21 February 2022

A basic test on accruals

 

A basic test on accruals:

 

You are working on the accounting records of a business for the year ended 31 March 20X7. You are looking at the rent expense for the year and this includes payments for the following periods:

 

Apr 20X6 – May 20X7- Office 1

£5,040

Apr 20X6 – Jan 20X7- Office 2

£5,500

 

Identify the accruals that need to be posted into the accounts?

 

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Prepaid Income

 

Prepaid income is an amount received in advance for a sundry income which relates to an accounting period after the year end.

 

In accounting for prepaid income, the effect that needs to occur will be to reduce the overpayment in income in an attempt to account for only the income earned in that accounting period and then to increase the liability in that accounting period, recognising that the business acts as a custodian of that amount paid in advance, so it should not be accounted for as income, rather it is a liability in the hands of the business until it earns that amount of money.

Example:

You are working on the accounting records of a manufacturing business for the year ended 30 June 20X6. You are looking at the rental income for the year and this shows receipts for the following periods:

 

July 20X5 – July 20X6

   £1,105

July 20X5 – September 20X6

   £1,590

 

Calculate the value of the adjustment required for the rental income account as at 30 June 20X6 and show the journal entry needed for the relevant adjustment.

Solution:

 

 

Prepaid income

July 20X5 – July 20X6

   £1,105

£1105/13x1= £85

July 20X5 – September 20X6

   £1,590

£1590/15x3=£318

Total prepaid income adjustment needed

 

£1068+£330=£403

                      

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

Rental income

403

Dr

Prepaid income

403

Cr



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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Accrued Income

Accrued income is a sundry income amount outstanding and yet to be received by the end of an accounting period, so has not been entered into the ledger accounts.

 

In accounting for accrued income, the effect that needs to occur will be to increase the relevant income in an attempt to account for the total income due to the business in that accounting period and then to increase the asset- accrued income which is like debtors in that accounting period, recognising that the business is owed that amount.

Example:

You are working on the accounting records of a manufacturing business for the year ended 30 June 20X6. You are looking at the rental income for the year and this shows receipts for the following periods:

 

July 20X5 – March 20X6

£990

July 20X5 – December 20X5

   £1,068

 

Calculate the value of the adjustment required for the rental income account as at 30 June 20X6 and show the journal entry needed for the relevant adjustment.

Solution:

 

 

Accrued income

July 20X5 – March 20X6

£990

£990/9x3= £330

July 20X5 – December 20X5

   £1,068

£1068/6x6=£1068

Total accrued income adjustment needed

 

£1068+£330=£1398

                      

Account name

Amount (£)

Dr/ Cr

Accrued income

1,398

Dr

Rental income

1,398

Cr


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