Financial Accounting Issues
Semester 1, 2017
Due Date: Monday 1 May 2017 at 4pm
This assignment will comprise 15% of the overall assessment for this topic.
This assignment consists of 5 Questions:
Question 1 20 marks
Question 2 20 marks
Question 3 20 marks
Question 4 20 marks Question 5 20 marks
1. FOR ALL QUESTIONS – you must show all calculations and workings in addition to your answer. You must show narrations for your journal entries. Refer to the relevant Accounting Standard wherever it is requested in the question - do NOT write blocks of text from the Standard, simply quote the paragraph being applied or summarised, e.g. “… as per AASB 102 para 9”.
2. Due date – Lodgement of your assignment is expected prior to the due date and time. If exceptional circumstances lead to the requirement for an extension, this must be applied for prior to the due date via the assignment extension tool on FLO, complete with supporting documentation. Otherwise, a late lodgement penalty applies of 5% of the allocated mark per day or part thereof overdue, up until the return date of the assignment. Assignments submitted after the return date will not be marked.
3. Lodgement – Please lodge a single PDF file of your assignment. You may wish to prepare your assignment in Word, and embed any necessary tables that have been prepared in Excel, prior to conversion to PDF format for submission.
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5. Word limit – This assignment is problem-based and thus does not have an overall word limit. Word limits specified in any individual questions must be adhered to, or penalties will apply.
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The following segment information relates to Camping Capers Ltd.
External Revenues Segment Revenue Segment Result Segment Assets
Camping 480 000 680 000 85 000 300 000
Fishing 160 000 160 000 20 000 100 000
Boating 140 000 140 000 15 000 120 000
Clothing 390 000 455 000 110 000 200 000
Tourism Services 470 000 470 000 (30 000) 600 000
Not attributable to operating segments 210 000
Total 1 850 000 1 905 000 200 000 1 320 000
a) Determine which segments are reportable according to the guidelines provided in AASB 8. Show all calculations and workings and refer to the appropriate paragraphs of AASB 8 being applied. 18 marks
b) If the clothing segment had seen large growth in this reporting period and was not reportable in the previous period, how would this affect the segment disclosures? Refer to AASB 8 as appropriate.
Tom Ltd has determining that its construction division is a cash-generating unit. The carrying amounts of the net assets as at 30 June 2017 are as follows:
Cash $ 8 000
Accounts Receivable (net) 12 000
Inventory 22 000
Goodwill 30 000
Land 150 000
Plant 160 000
Equipment 90 000
Total 472 000
Liabilities 20 000
Net Assets 452 000
The land has fair value less costs to sell of $140 000.
It was determined on 30 June 2017 that the recoverable amount of the CGU was $390 000.
Provide the appropriate journal entry (including narration) for Tom Ltd in relation to the impairment testing on 30 June 2017. Show all calculations and workings. 20 marks
On 1 July 2017, Mining Ltd commenced operation of an oil rig site. At the end of the 10 year tenure period, they are required to restore the environmental damage done to the area. As at 1 July 2017, the best estimate to restore the environmental damage is $8 500 000. The pretax rate that reflects the current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the liability is 8%. On 30 June 2018, the best estimate is still $8 500 000, and the appropriate discount rate is still 8%.
a) Provide the appropriate journal entries (including narrations) for Mining Ltd for the year ending 30 June 2018. Show all calculations and workings. 11 marks
b) Explain your treatment of the provision by referring to the Accounting Standards.
c) Explain why the restoration costs are recognised as a provision rather than being disclosed as a contingent liability by referring to the Conceptual Framework and/or Accounting
Standards. 5 marks
Prepare a short argument (maximum 350 words) providing reasons both FOR and AGAINST the recognition of internally generated goodwill in the financial statements of an entity. Refer to the Conceptual Framework and/or Accounting Standards where appropriate to support your argument. 20 marks
Woobits Ltd issues $10m in convertible bonds on 1 July 2017. They are issued at their face value for a term of five years. They pay an interest rate of 3% annually in arrears. The bonds may be converted to shares at any time in the next five years. Organisations similar to Woobits Ltd have recently issued similar debt instruments (without the conversion option) with an interest rate of 5%.
On 30 June 2020, all the holders of the convertible notes elect to convert the bonds to shares in Woobits Ltd.
Provide the appropriate journal entries (including narrations) for Woobits Ltd in relation to the convertible notes for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. Show all calculations and
workings. 20 marks
TOTAL 100 marks