You will describe elements of the accounting environment and prepare an income statement, balance sheet, and statement of retained earnings.
Imagine you are trying to grow your business by attracting investors, clients, or securing a loan. You’ll need to tell a compelling story that demonstrates your understanding of business finance and the language it speaks—the language of accountants. Accounting is often called the language of business, and rightfully so, because effective business organizations set up an accounting information system to communicate data to help internal and external stakeholders make better decisions. Reporting the results of an organization’s business transactions to these stakeholders requires the preparation of financial reports such as a balance sheet (statement of financial position), retained earnings, and the income statements. Accurate preparations of these statements require essential accounting knowledge and skills.
In this assessment, you are required to:
Note: Accuracy in accounting is paramount. Take your time and double-check your work for errors or omissions.
For parts 2-4: Imagine that you have been given June 2010 financial transaction data provided by Moonlight Drive-In Theater and have been asked to prepare specified financial statements. This information is found in the Assessment 1 Template [XLSX].
Step 1: Describe the accounting environment.
Step 2: Prepare an income statement.
Step 3: Prepare a statement of retained earnings.
Step 4: Prepare a balance sheet.
Complete each of the following assessment parts in sequence using the Week 1 Assessment 1 Template [XLSX] See Attached. All parts of the template should be submitted together. Each template tab corresponds to one of the following assessment parts:
Respond to the short-answer accounting environment questions found in the template on the “Accounting Environment” tab using proper grammar and language.
Prepare an income statement for June 2010.
Prepare a statement of retained earnings for June 2010, using the information in Part 2.
Prepare a balance sheet as of June 30, 2010, using the information in Part 2.
Save and submit your completed template in the courseroom.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
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