Accounting 350 â Homework #1 Impact Imports Suzanne McDaniel is an interior designer in Boise
Accounting 350 â Homework #1
Suzanne McDaniel is an interior designer in Boise, Idaho and
for several years has traveled to
Indonesia to find special pieces of furniture and other
accessories for her clientsâ homes and
businesses. After observing the significant interest in
unique Indonesian products, Suzanne and
her husband, Drew, decided to open a warehouse in Boise,
Idaho that would specialize in selling
Indonesian imports to wholesale customers such as interior
designers and architects, as well as
retail customers. Drew quit his job as a sales manager and
they began their search for a
warehouse location in August of 2014. In September they
found what they considered to be an
ideal space in Southeast Boise, which is conveniently
located near downtown and close to major
Drew and Suzanne initially invested $160,000 of personal
funds and existing inventory with a
value of $90,000 in their new business and decided to call
it âImpact Importsâ. On September
21, 2014, they signed a renewable 24-month lease for the
location they desired with a lease term
beginning on November 1. The lease agreement required an
upfront payment of $18,000, which
covered the first six months of rent (covering November 2014
through April 2015) at the rate of
$2,500 per month, plus an additional $3,000 damage deposit,
which is non-refundable if the lease
is cancelled. Under the terms of the lease agreement, Drew
and Suzanne were allowed to begin
leasehold improvements on the warehouse on October 1.
The grand opening was scheduled for November 1st and the
month of October was used to
prepare the warehouse and to travel to Indonesia to hand
select new pieces to include in their
inventory. The prior tenant of the warehouse had been a
martial arts center, so extensive paint
and remodeling was necessary in order to create an eclectic,
yet functional retail space. The cost
of remodeling the interior space totaled $70,000 and the
cost of furnishings was an additional
$28,000, including a point of sale computer system. They
expect the useful life of the leasehold
improvements, furnishings and equipment to be 7 years and
their salvage value to be zero.
In an effort to attract the wholesale (i.e. designers and
architects) clientele, Drew and Suzanne
decided to carry regional hardwood and stone slabs along
with other architectural elements.
Suzanne traveled to Indonesia during October and purchased
several of these elemental pieces
for $36,000, which were scheduled to be delivered to the
warehouse by October 31, 2014. Drew
and Suzanne planned to combine these newly acquired items
with the existing inventory they had
initially invested in Impact Imports.
On October 25th Drew and Suzanne reviewed the last minute
preparations for opening day as
well as where their bank account stood. Suzanne was
concerned that their cash balance had
dwindled down to $8,000. Suzanne summarized her concerns.
âIn one month, we have gone
through $152,000 and that doesnât count the grand opening
costs we will incur. We wonât be in
business very long at this rate.â On October 30th, they
consulted with Eric Beem, a local certified
public accountant, on setting up accounting records for
Impact Imports and advice about
obtaining additional funding. For example, should they seek
other investors or should they try to
get a loan? Eric explained that, while their bank balance
was declining, they were not losing
money rather they were investing in assets. Even so, they
were right to be concerned with the
amount of cash remaining. After Eric explained the options
of seeking equity versus debt
financing, Drew and Suzanne decided to seek a loan as
protection against cash shortages.
The First Two Months of Operations
On November 1, 2014, Impact Imports obtained a loan for
$80,000 from Idaho Banking
Company, payable on October 31, 2015 with semi-annual
interest payments at an annual rate of
7%. Drew and Suzanne believed this amount of a loan would be
sufficient to keep them in
business until they were generating positive cash flows from
Impact Imports sent local designers and architects
invitations to their grand opening event, which
was held on November 5, 2014. They also advertised the event
in the local newspaper and via
flyers posted at other area merchants. The grand opening
event featured wine and hors dâoeuvres
as well as live music. The total cost of the advertising,
food and entertainment for the grand
opening was $2,900, which was paid in cash.
A summary of other events for the first two months of
â¢ Retail sales for the two-month period ending December 31,
2014 totaled $32,000. All retail
sales were for cash. The cost of the items sold to retail
customers was $19,000.
â¢ Wholesale sales totaled $94,000 for the two-month period
ending December 31, 2014.
Impact Imports extends credit to its wholesale customers,
requiring that balances be paid
within 30 days of purchase. All wholesale sales were made on
credit and $77,000 of the total
amount had been received in cash as of December 31, 2014.
The cost of the items sold to
wholesale customers was $73,000.
â¢ During November 2014, Drew traveled to Indonesia and
purchased some additional pieces of
furniture to replenish their inventory before the holidays.
Impact Imports paid $27,000 cash
for the furniture, which arrived at the warehouse during the
second week of December.
â¢ A one-year insurance policy to cover miscellaneous
liabilities was purchased on November
1, 2014 for $4,200.
â¢ Wages earned by part-time employees during the two-month
period ended December 31,
2014 totaled $8,800. Wages paid during the two-month period
totaled $7,800. The remaining
$1,000 will be paid to employees on January 4, 2015, which
is the end of the next payroll
â¢ Invoices for miscellaneous expenses (including Eric Beemâs
consulting fee) totaling $4,700
were received and paid during November and December. On
December 28, 2014, Impact
Imports received an invoice in the amount of $800 from Idaho
Power. Impact Imports
intends to pay the bill on its due date in January 2015.
â¢ Straight-line depreciation will be used for all property,
plant and equipment, including
â¢ No interest payments were made during the two-month
period. The first interest payment of
$2,800 on the loan will be due on April 30, 2015.
1. Assume the events for the pre-opening period ended
October 31, 2014 have been recorded
correctly and are reflected in the beginning balances in the
T-accounts worksheet provided.
Record the events for the two months of operations ended
December 31, 2014 in the Taccounts
provided. Note that you will have to add some new accounts.
Also note that it may
be helpful to write out journal entries even though they are
not required and will not be
graded. You may ignore taxes.
2. Prepare the following financial statements:
a. Income statement for the period ended December 31, 2014
b. Balance sheet at December 31, 2014
3. Briefly comment on Impact Imports performance during this
period. Do you think Drew and
Suzanne should continue their business?
* PP&E refers to âProperty, Plant and Equipmentâ and the
balance in this account includes the
leasehold improvements ($70,000) and the warehouse
Cash Pre-paid Rent Rent Deposit
8,000 15,000 3,000 126,000
For the period ended December 31, 2014
At December 31, 2014
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