College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570



College Accounting (Book Only): A ...

13th Edition
Scott + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337280570
Textbook Problem

Merkle Company deposits all receipts in the bank each evening and makes all payments by check. On November 30, its ledger balance of cash is $3,219.72. The bank statement balance of cash as of November 30, is $3,490.72. You are given the following information with which to reconcile the bank statement:

  1. a. A deposit of $525.30 was placed in the night depository on November 30 and did not appear on the bank statement.
  2. b. The reconciliation for October, the previous month, showed three checks outstanding on October 31: no. 728 for $80.20, no. 731 for $129.00, and no. 732 for $145.34. Check no. 728 and no. 731 were returned with the November bank statement; however, check no. 732 was not returned.
  3. c. Check no. 743 for $42.00, no. 744 for $16.20, no. 745 for $119.00, and no. 746 for $35.26 were written during November but were not returned by the bank.
  4. d. A $150 personal withdrawal by C. R. Merkle, the owner, using an ATM, was not recorded.
  5. e. Included in the bank statement was a bank debit memo for service charges, $19.
  6. f. A bank credit memo was also enclosed for the collection of a note signed by O. L. Leland, $607.50, including $600.00 principal and $7.50 interest.


1. Prepare a bank reconciliation as of November 30, assuming that the debit and credit memos have not been recorded.

2. Record the necessary entries in general journal form.

Check Figure

Adjusted ledger balance of cash $3,658.22


To determine

Prepare the bank reconciliation for Company M, as on November 30, 20--.


Bank reconciliation: Bank statement is prepared by bank. The company maintains its own records from its perspective. This is why the cash balance per bank and cash balance per books seldom agree. Bank reconciliation is the statement prepared by company to remove the differences and disagreement between cash balance per bank and cash balance per books.

Prepare the bank reconciliation for Company M, as on November 30, 20--.

Company M
Bank Reconciliation
November 30, 20--
Bank statement balance $3,490.72
Add: Deposit in transit 525.30
Deduct: Outstanding checks:  
 Number: 732$145.34 
 Number: 74342.00 
 Number: 74416.20 
 Number: 745119.00 
 Number: 74635.26357.80
Adjusted bank statement balance $3,658.22
Ledger balance of cash $3,219.72
Add: Note collected 607.50
 Cash withdrawal for personal use150...


To determine

Prepare the adjusting journal entries that arise due to bank reconciliation.

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Business Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

What are the key skills that successful managers should have?

Foundations of Business (MindTap Course List)

What does the invisible hand of the marketplace do?

Principles of Economics (MindTap Course List)

Why cant the Fed control the money supply perfectly?

Principles of Macroeconomics (MindTap Course List)

List and discuss three key facts about economic fluctuations.

Brief Principles of Macroeconomics (MindTap Course List)

If a stock is not in equilibrium, explain how financial markets adjust to bring it into equilibrium.

Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (MindTap Course List)

Define total productive efficiency.

Cornerstones of Cost Management (Cornerstones Series)