Before getting started, lets take a look at the problem details. We will then prepare the journal entries, t-accounts, and financial statements. All of this is done step-by-step, then the included together in an excel spreadsheet attached to this lesson.
Problem 3-5A Details - Foyle Architects
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:
- Apr. 1 Stockholders invested $18,000 cash in exchange for common stock of the corporation.
- 1 Hired a secretary-receptionist at a salary of $375 per week, payable monthly.
- 2 Paid office rent for the month $900.
- 3 Purchased architectural supplies on account from Burlington Company $1,300.
- 10 Completed blueprints on a carport and billed client $1,900 for services.
- 11 Received $700 cash advance from J. Madison to design a new home.
- 20 Received $2,800 cash for services completed and delivered to M. Svetlana.
- 30 Paid secretary-receptionist for the month $1,500.
- 30 Paid $300 to Burlington Company for accounts payable due.
Prepare the Journal Entries
The first thing we need to to for Foyle Architects is prepare the journal entries.
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Use Journal to Prepare the T-Accounts
Next, we need to use the Journal Entries in the previous step to prepare T-Accounts for the company. This will show the changes in each account over time and help us prepare the financial statements.
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Now We Can Prepare Foyle's Trial Balance
The final step is to prepare the trial balance. This step uses the figures in our T-Accounts to put the data into a format that provides more readability for the users of financial statements. In addition, this information can be used to produce the company's main financial statements.
Foyle Architects - Trial Balance
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Full Answer Sheet in Excel for P3-5A Foyle
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