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ACCT603 Accounting for corporate structure

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FACULTY OF LAW AND BUSINESS

PETER FABER BUSINESS SCHOOL

 Melbourne, North Sydney

SEMESTER 1, 2019

ACCT603 ACCOUNTING FOR CORPORATE STRUCTURE

Assessment 2-Group Assignment

Weighting 30%

Due date of assignment –Week 10 – 10 May 2019 23.59AEST

Instructions

Refer to the Unit Outline for other instructions.

The assignment has to be typed, double-spacing.

Maximum of four (4) students team members in the group.

Maximum 2500 words plus references, diagrams and tables

RESEARCH CASE STUDY – LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED

LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED IS AN AUSTRALIAN COMPANY.  DIRECTORS HAVE FORMED A VIEW THAT COMPLIANCE WITH A SPECIFC AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARD WILL MEAN THAT THE COMPANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WILL NOT PROVIDE A TRUE AND FAIR VIEW, WHICH IS CONTRARY TO THE CORPORATIONS ACT.

ADDTIONALLY, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU TO ASSIST IN THE PREPARATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019.

  • ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 THE DIRECTORS RESOLVE TO ISSUE TO THE PUBLIC 20,000 10% DEBENTURES OF $100 EACH, PAYABLE $50 ON APPLICATION AND $50 ON ALLOTMENT.
  • THE COMPANY RECOGNISES LIABILITIES FOR THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENT S ACCRUED AS AT THE END OF THE REPORTING PERIOD (30 JUNE 2019): WAGES AND SALARIES, ANNUAL LEAVE AND LONG SERVICE LEAVE.
  • RECEIVABLES ARE CARRIED AT NOMINAL AMOUNTS LESS ANY ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL DEBTS. AN ESTIMATE OF DOUBTFUL DEBTS IS RECOGNISED WHEN COLLECTION OF THE FULL AMOUNT IS NO LONGERE PROBABLE.
  • BAD DEBTS ARE WRITTEN OFF AS INCURRED.
  • CREDIT SALES ARE ON 60 DAY TERMS
  • BUILDINGS, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT ARE DEPRECIATED ON A STRAIGHT LINE BASIS SO AS TO WRITE-OFF THE COST OF EACH ASSET LESS RESIDUAL VALUE AT THE END OF THE LIFE OF THE ASSET OVER IST EXPECTED USEFUL LIFE. DEPRECIATION OF ASSETS COMMENCE WHEN THE ASSETS ARE INSTALLED AND READY FOR USE.
  • ITEMS OF PLANT AND EQUIPMENT ARE MEASURED USING THE COST BASIS.
  • LAND AND BUILDINGS ARE MEASURED USING THE FAIR VALUE BASIS. INDEPENDENT VALUATION OF LAND AND BUIDINGS ARE OBTAINED EVERY YEAR. WHERE THE CARRYING AMOUNT OF LAND AND BUILDINGS IS MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ITS FAIR VALUE.
  • IN ASCERTAINING CASH FLOW FOR THE YEAR, LOTUS LIMITED INCLUDES IN THE CASH BALANCES ALL CASH ON HAND AND IN THE BANKS NET OF ANY OUTSTANDING BANK OVERDRAFT.
  • LONG-TERM CASH OR TERM DEPOSITS ARE NOT PART OF THE DAILY CASH MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND ARE REGARED AS ASSET INVESTMENTS.
  • LOTUS LIMITED VALUE ITS INVENTORIES AT THE LOWER OF COST AND NET REALISABLE VALUE. COSTS ARE ASSIGNED TO INVENTORIES: (RAW MATERIAL-PURCHASE COSTS ON FIRST-IN-FIRST-OUT BASIS)(WORK IN PROGRESS AND FINISHED GOODS-COST OF DIRECT MATERIAL  AND LABOUR AND A PROPORTION OF MANUFACTURING OVEHEADS BASED ON NORMAL OPERATING CAPACITY)
  • ON 12 JULY 2019, THE ACCOUNTING MANAGER RAISED CREDIT NOTES WORTH $50,000 RELATING TO SALE OF FAULTY GOODS IN THE LAST 3 WEEKS OF JUNE 2019.
  • ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2019, THE COMPANY RECEIVED NOTIFICATION THAT A CUSTOMER OWING $200,000 HAD GONE INTO LIQUIDATION. THE LIQUIDATOR ADVISED UNSECURED CREDITORS ARE LIKELY TO RECEIVE A DITRIBUTION OF 30 CENTS IN THE DOLLAR.
  • DEPRECIATION RATES USED BY LOTUS LIMITED –BUILDINGS 6%, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT 12% TO 25%.
  • LOTUS LIMITED PRELIMINARY PROFIT EXPECTED FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019 $1,900,000.
  • FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE AUTHORISED FOR ISSUE ON 15 SEPTEMBER 2019.

REQUIRED

  1. PREPARE THE ACCOUNTING POLICY NOTE FOR INCLUSION IN THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED AS 30 JUNE 2019. YOU WILL NEED TO RESEARCH THE ACCOUNTING POLICY DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF APPLICABLE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS AND THE CORPORATIONS ACT 2001. AS AN EXAMPLE AASB 101 AND AASB 119 ARE RELEVANT.
  2. IASB (APPLYING IFRS) HAS ISSUED A REVISE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING COMMENCING JANUARY 2020. WHAT FUTURE IMPACT HAS THE APPLICATION OF THE IASB’s CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK IN AUSTRALIA FOR LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED. (SAC1 AND THE IASB REVISE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK HAVE AN INCONSISTENCY IN THE DEFINITION OF REPORTING ENTITY)
  3. PREPARE THE NECESSARY NOTES OR GENERAL JOURNAL ENTRIES TO COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS.
  4. CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. IS LOTUS FLOWER LIMITED REQUIRED TO PREPARE THE REPORT?  SOME COMPANIES HAVE REPORTS TITLED: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

In addition to the Appendix Rubric – Assessment 2, the following marking criteria will assist:

ASSESSMENT OF THE ESSAY/REPORT WILL BE BASED ON THE CRITERIA LISTED BELOW AND YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • A BRIEF ABSTRACT OR EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.
  • LITERATURE REVIEW OF ARTICLES.
  • IDENTIFYING THE CORE ISSUES
  • CORRECT REFERENCING TO THE ACCOUNTING STANDARS APPLICABLE TO THE ACCOUNTING ISSUE.
  • ADDRESSING THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS
  • DISCUSSION ON OTHER RELEVANT ISSUES.
  • ALL SUPPORTING MATERIAL IS INCLUDED. DO NOT ATTACH ANY COPIES OF ANNUAL REPORTS.
  • CLARITY OF COMMUNICATION IN THE ANALYSIS.
  • USE OF SUITABLE EXAMPLES IN SUPPORT OF ARGUMENTS.
  • ALL SOURCE MATERIAL IS APPROPRIATELY CITED IN THE ESSAY/REPORT AND PRESENTED CORRECTLY IN THE REFERENCE LIST.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS/CONCLUSIONS.

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