MGT101 Financial Accounting GDB Solution and Discussion December 2014



Question/Description
Topic to be tested:

Financial Statements



Learning Objectives:

To develop an understanding regarding the treatment of elements of financial statements

CONSTRUCT:

Star Corporation runs a kitchen and cookware shop in Lahore. Company book-keeper has just extracted the year-end trial balance shown below. Note that the extracted trial balance includes the stock value at the start of the year; closing stock valuation is given after the extracted trial balance. The stock of goods for resale is valued by the business at the end of each financial year, and the valuation is subsequently entered into the book-keeping system, for the purposes of financial reporting.

Extracts of Trial balance of Star Corporation, as at 30 June 2013


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Additional Information: Stock at 30 June 2013 was valued at Rs. 72,000



DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

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1. You are required to recognize the accounting treatment for each extracted trail balance item according to the given example highlighted with red color.

Why value of stock at 30 June 2013 is reported as additional information rather than appearing in trial balance? Answer with logical reasoning.