Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881



Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881
Textbook Problem

Cornerstone Exercise 3-13 Accrual- and Cash-Basis Expenses

Speedy Delivery Company provides next-day delivery across the southeastern United States. During May, Speedy incurred $132,600 in fuel costs. Speedy paid $95,450 of the fuel cost in May, with the remainder paid in June. In addition, Speedy paid $15,000 in May to another fuel supplier in an effort to build up its supply of fuel.


Calculate the amount of expense recognized in May under (1) cash-basis accounting and (2) accrual-basis accounting.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Accounting is an art of recording, classifying, analyzing and summarizing the financial statement to produce meaningful information and reports.

Accounting is done with two methods as follows:

Cash Basis accounting: Under the cash basis accounting all the cash receipts for the period are considered as revenue and all the cash payments for the period are considered as expenses and net income us calculated.

Accrual Basis accounting: Under the accrual basis, the revenue and expenses are recorded accreting to their accrual for the given period and cash receipts and payments are not considered to decide their accrual. The net income is calculated using the accrued revenue and accrued expenses belonging to the particular period.

To Calculate:

The Expenses recognized using the cash and accrual basis


The expenses recognized using the cash basis and using the accrual basis is calculated as follows:

Cash basis:


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