The following are sullivan corps comparative balance sheet

1. (SCF-Indirect Method):

The following are Sullivan Corp.'s comparative balance sheet accounts at December 31, 2014 and 2013, with a column showing the increase (decrease) from 2013 to 2014.

Comparative Balance Sheets















Accounts Receivable








Property, plant, and equipment




Accumulated depreciation




Investment in Myers Co.




Loan receivable




Total Assets








Accounts Payable




Income tax payable




Dividends payable




Lease liability




Common stock, $1 par




Paid in capital in excess of par - common stock




Retained earnings




Total liabilities




Additional information:

1. On December 31, 2013, Sullivan acquired 25% of Myers Co.'s common stock for $275,000. On that date, the carrying value of Myers's assets and liabilities, which approximated their fair values, was $1,100,000. Myers reported income of $140,000 for the year ended December 31, 2014. No dividend was paid on Myers's common stock during the year.

2. During 2014, Sullivan loaned $300,000 to TLC, Co., an unrelated company. TLC made the first semi-annual principal repayment of $50,000, plus interest at 10%, on December 31, 2014.

3. On January 2, 2014, Sullivan sold equipment costing $60,000, with a carrying amount of $38,000, for $40,000 cash.

4. On December 31, 2014, Sullivan entered into a capital lease for an office building. The present value of the annual rental payments is $400,000, which equals the fair value of the building. Sullivan made the first rental payment of $600,000 when due on January 2, 2015.

5. Net income for 2014 was $370,000.

6. Sullivan declared and paid the following cash dividends for 2014 and 2013.





December 15, 2014

December 15, 2013


February 28, 2015

February 28, 2014





Prepare a statement of cash flows for Sullivan Corp. for the year ended December 31, 2014, using the indirect method.

2. (Post-Balance-Sheet Events)

At December 31, 2014, Coburn Corp. has assets of $10,000,000, liabilities of $6,000,000, common stock of $2,000,000 (representing $2,000,000 shares of $1 par common stock), and retained earnings of $2,000,000. Net sales for the year of 2014 were $18,000,000, and net income was $800,000. As auditors of this company, you are making a review of subsequent events on February 13, 2015, and you find the following:

1. On February 3, 2015, one of Coburn's customers declared bankruptcy. At December 31, 2014, this company owed Coburn $300,000, of which $60,000 was paid in January 2015.

2. On January 8, 2015, one of the three major plants of the client burned.

3. On January 23, 2015, a strike was called at one of Coburn's largest plants, which halted 30% of its production. As of today (February 13), the strike has not been settled.

4. A major electronics enterprise has introduced a line of products that would compete directly ith Coburn's primary line, now being produced in a specialty designed plant. Because of manufacturing innovations, the competitor has been able to achieve quality similar to that of Coburn's products but at a 50% lower. Coburn officials say they will meet the lower prices, which are high enough to cover variable manufacturing and selling costs but which permit recovery of only a portion of fixed costs.

5. Merchandise traded in the open market is recorded in the company's records at $1.40 per unit on December 31, 2014. This price had prevailed for 2 weeks, after release of an official market report that predicted vastly enlarged supplies; however, no purchases were made at $1.40. The price throughout the preceding year had been about $2, which was the level experienced over several years. On January 18, 2015, the price returned to $2, after public disclosure of an error in the official calculations of the prior December, correction of which destroyed the expectations of excessive supplies. Inventory at December 31, 2015, was on a lower-cost-or-market basis.

6. On February 1, 2015, the board of directors adopted a resolution accepting the offer of an investment banker to guarantee the marketing of $1,200,000 of preferred stock.


State in each case how 2014 financial statements would be affected, if at all.


Professional research: FASB Codification

As part of the year-end audit, you are discussing the disclosure checklist with your client. The checklist identifies the items that must be disclosed in a set of GAAP financial statements. The client is surprised by the disclosure item related to accounting policies. Specially, since the audit report will attest to the statements being prepared in accordance with GAAP, the client questions the accounting policy checklist item. The client has asked you to conduct some research to verify the accounting policy disclosures.


If you school has a subscription to the FASB Codification, go to to log in and prepare responses to the following. Provide Codification references for your responses.

a) In general, what should disclosures of accounting policies encompass?

b) List some examples of the most commonly required disclosures.

Solution Preview :

Prepared by a verified Expert
Financial Accounting: The following are sullivan corps comparative balance sheet
Reference No:- TGS01119264

Now Priced at $60 (50% Discount)

Recommended (92%)

Rated (4.4/5)