ACT305 Corporate Accounting
This Assignment is worth 20% of the total assessment for this unit. This assignment will be marked out of 90, and scaled down to being out of 20. The assignment has 3 questions, each of 30 marks.
Q1. A compulsory winding up in insolvency order was issued by the court in respect of Rock Bottom Ltd. The company had a capital of 65 000 fully paid ordinary shares of $1 each. The liquidator took possession of the company’s assets which raised $873 145 on sale. Included in the sale proceeds was $221 000 from the disposal of the land and buildings.
The creditors submitted their claims and the following debts were admitted as proven:
Liquidation expenses $3 900
Liquidator’s remuneration 10 400
Mortgage loan secured on land and buildings 130 000
Additional mortgage loan on land and buildings 104 000
Employees’ wages 5 employees for 2 weeks at $520 per week 5 200
Secretary’s salary — 3 weeks at $314 per week 942
Employees’ holiday pay 6 500
Sales commission 650
Managing director’s salary — 4 weeks at $780 per week 3 120
Directors’ fees 3 900
Trade creditors 104 000
Unsecured loan stock 130 000
Debentures (secured by circulating security interest) 390 000
PAYG tax instalment 1 014
Fringe benefits tax 2 600
GST 2 586
Show the order of priority of payment of debts for Rock Bottom Ltd and calculate the amount payable to the company’s ordinary unsecured creditors.
Q2. a) With relation to associate companies what do you understand to be significant influence and how would you identify it? Include in your answer illustrative examples.
b) How are inter-entity transactions dealt with when accounting for associate companies? Give examples.
c) How would an investor account for losses made by an associate company?
Q3 Mandora Cement Pty Ltd owns 90% of Wagait Sand Supplies Pty Ltd and the accountant William Cox is having difficulty understanding the adjustments that are required for the non-controlling interest. He is particularly confused over the need to adjust for intragroup transfers and cannot understand the treatment when it comes to plant and machinery, inventory and a charge from Mandora Cement for management services.
Write a business report to William Cox setting out the reason for the adjustments, explaining the
treatment of the different transfers and any difference between them.
The report should take the format of a formal business report, written by your firm with yourself as
lead author. Marks will be awarded for presentation style and an appropriate business format