Accounting problem | Accounting homework help

Complete the following problem sets of Financial Accounting:


On June 1, Hightower Service Co. was started with an initial investment in the company of $22,100 cash. Here are the assets, liabilities, and common stock of the company at June 30, and the revenues and expenses for the month of June, its first month of operations:

Prepare an income statement, retained earnings statement, and balance sheet; discuss results.


$ 4,600  

Notes payable


Accounts receivable


Accounts payable


Service revenue


Supplies expense




Maintenance and repairs expense


Advertising expense


Utilities expense




Salaries and wages expense


Common stock




In June, the company issued no additional stock but paid dividends of $1,400.


·       (a) Prepare an income statement and a retained earnings statement for the month of June and a balance sheet at June 30, 2014.

Marginal check figures (in blue) provide a key number to let you know you are on the right track.


Net income

$ 3,800


Ret. earnings

$ 2,400


Tot. assets


·       (b) Briefly discuss whether the company’s first month of operations was a success.

·       (c) Discuss the company’s decision to distribute a dividend.



Foyle Architects incorporated as licensed architects on April 1, 2014. During the first month of the operation of the business, these events and transactions occurred:

Journalize transactions, post, and prepare a trial balance.

(LO 5, 6, 7, 8), AP




Stockholders invested $18,000 cash in exchange for common stock of the corporation.



Hired a secretary-receptionist at a salary of $375 per week, payable monthly.



Paid office rent for the month $900.



Purchased architectural supplies on account from Burlington Company $1,300.



Completed blueprints on a carport and billed client $1,900 for services.



Received $700 cash advance from J. Madison to design a new home.



Received $2,800 cash for services completed and delivered to M. Svetlana.



Paid secretary-receptionist for the month $1,500.



Paid $300 to Burlington Company for accounts payable due.

The company uses these accounts: Cash, Accounts Receivable, Supplies, Accounts Payable, Unearned Service Revenue, Common Stock, Service Revenue, Salaries and Wages Expense, and Rent Expense.



  • (a)Journalize the transactions, including explanations.
  • (b)Post to the ledger T-accounts.
  • (c)Prepare a trial balance on April 30, 2014.

(c) Cash


     Tot. trial balance