Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883



Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Profit center responsibility reporting

A-One Freight Inc. has three regional divisions organized as profit centers. The chief executive officer (CEO) evaluates divisional performance using operating income as a percent of revenues. The following quarterly income and expense accounts were provided from the trial balance as of December 31. 20Y3.

The company operates three service departments: Shareholder Relations, Customer Support, and Legal. The Shareholder Relations Department conducts a variety of services for shareholders of the company. The Customer Support Department is the company's point of contact for new service, complaints, and requests for repair. The department believes that the number of customer contacts is an activity base for this work. The Legal Department provides legal services for division management. The department believes that the number of hours billed is an activity base for this work. The following additional information has been gathered:

Divisionmanagement does not control activities related to the shareholder relations department and general corporate officers' salaries.


Prepare quarterly income statements showing operating income for the three divisions. Use three column headings: Air. Rail, and Truck.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Income Statement: It shows the income of organization of a particular period. In this statement we reduce all type of expenses from the revenue of the firm.

To Prepare:

Make income statement of the organization on department wise.


For calculating the other operating expenses we use the following table.

    Air RailTruckTotal
    Customer Support expenses67500202500720000990000

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