Tag Archives: financial accounting

How would Kraft account for the contingent liability arising from a class action lawsuit alleging that it takes more than the advertised 3 ½ minutes to prepare Velveeta Microwaveable Shells & Cheese cups?

On the packaging of Velveeta Microwaveable Shells & Cheese cups, it says that it takes three and a half minutes to cook to the right consistency of cheese. However, for one upset Florida woman, it seems to be untrue. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Amanda Ramirez has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Kraft […]

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New! Crossword puzzle to review stockholders’ equity concepts

Below are links to a crossword puzzle to review stockholders’ equity concepts in financial accounting. Both links are to the same puzzle, but one has a solution enabled and the other does not. Stockholders’ equity crossword puzzle: Share this link with your students to have them work on the puzzle without access to the solution. […]

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New! Cryptogram puzzle to review PP&E

Below are links to handouts for a cryptogram puzzle to review Property, Plant & Equipment in financial accounting. Both handouts relate to the same puzzle, but one is the student handout and the other is the solution. This is a quick puzzle – it is a phrase that relates to PP & E. To solve […]

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What expenditures would have been capitalized versus expensed in converting a church building to Belltower Brewing Co.?

What expenditures would have been capitalized versus expensed in converting a church building to Bell Tower Brewing Co.? The owners of Bell Tower Brewing Co. in Kent, Ohio, purchased a 150-year-old church a few years ago. Over a three-year period, they converted the church building into a two-story, 9,000-square foot brewery. Pews from the church […]

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New! Word Search Puzzle to Review PP&E and More in Financial Accounting

Below are links to a word search puzzle to review Property, Plant & Equipment and Intangible Assets in financial accounting. Both links are to the same puzzle, but one has a solution button enabled and the other does not. PP&E and Intangible Assets word search puzzle (student version): Share this link with your students to […]

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How will Stack Investors use the relative sales value method to allocate the purchase price of a rental property it purchased?

How will Stack Investors use the relative sales value method to allocate the purchase price of a rental property it purchased? Stack Investors is a real estate company, specializing in student housing rentals. Black Squirrel Rentals recently purchased a house at 121 Crain Avenue in Kent for $55,000. Rooms in the house will be rented […]

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How could the different inventory costing methods used by CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens impact their respective income statements and balance sheets?

Three pharmacy giants, CVS Health, Walmart, and Walgreens Boots Alliance each use a different inventory costing method. CVS uses weighted-average cost, Walmart uses FIFO, and Walgreens uses LIFO. Here is a hypothetical example that highlights the potential differences in income statements and balance sheets that could arise simply because of the use of a different […]

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Are the articles of secondhand clothing offered for sale on ThredUp’s online store included in inventory on ThredUp’s balance sheet?

ThredUp Inc. is a startup online consignment and thrift store. Customers can buy like-new, carefully vetted brand-name clothing from ThredUp’s online store at discounts of up to 90% off of the original retail prices.  Customers can also send in their unwanted clothing articles for ThredUp to resell.  tThredUp’s professional buyers go through the articles of […]

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New! Crossword puzzle to review the accounting cycle

Recently, I surveyed my students and found that most enjoy crossword puzzles. While not every activity will suit every student, I thought it would be a good idea to create some crossword puzzles for review activities. I am going to share those crossword puzzles here on my blog occasionally. The first crossword puzzle I am […]

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When will Ford recognize revenue in the reservation, order, and delivery process for its currently sold-out Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck?

The Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is selling an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning electric truck. Ford cannot keep up with demand; it has taken orders for its entire 2022 production capacity and has closed orders for the 2022 model. Ford has not yet begun taking reservations for the 2023 […]

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