Posted: April 10th, 2016

Identify each transaction with the date?

Problem 2-4: Financial Statement Ratios

The following items, in alphabetical order, are available from the records of Walker Corporation as of December 31, 2012 and 2011:

12/31/12 12/31/11
Accounts payable 8400 5200
Accounts receivable 27830 35770
Cash 20200 19450
Cleaning supplies 450 700
Interest payable 0 1200
Inventory 24600 26200
Marketable securities 6250 5020
Note payable, due in six months 0 12000
Prepaid rent 3600 4800
Taxes payable 1450 1230
Wages payable 1200 1600

1. Calculate the following as of December 31, 2012 and 2011:
a. Working capital
b. Current ratio

2. On the basis of your answers to (1), comment on the company’s relative liquidity at the beginning and end of the year. Explain the change in the company’s liquidity from the beginning to the end of 2012.


Expert Consulting Services Inc. was organized on March 1, 2012, by two former college roommates. The corporation provides computer consulting services to small businesses. The following transactions occurred during the first month of operations.
March 2: Received contributions of $20,000 from each of the two principal owners of the new business in exchange for shares of stock.
March 7: Signed a two-year promissory note at the bank and received cash of $15,000. Interest, along with the $15,000, will be repaid at the end of the two years.
March 12: Purchased $700 in miscellaneous supplies on account. The company has 30 days to pay for the supplies.
March 19: Billed a client $4,000 for services rendered by Expert in helping to install a new computer system. The client is to pay 25% of the bill upon its receipt and the remaining balance within 30 days.
March 20: Paid $1,300 bill from the local newspaper for advertising for the month of March.
March 22: Received 25% of the amount billed to the client on March 19.
March 26: Received cash of $2,800 for services provided in assisting a client in selecting software for its computer.
March 29: Purchased a computer system for $8,000 in cash.
March 30: Paid $3,300 of salaries and wages for March.
March 31: Received and paid $1,400 in gas, electric, and water bills.
1. Prepare a table to summarize the preceding transactions as they affect the accounting equation. Identify each transaction with the date.

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