# F3 Control Accounts

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### A company purchases all goods on credit. The following payables ledger control account contains some errors: Payables ledger control account Debit             \$ Purchases 963,200 Discounts received 12,600 Contras with amounts receivable in receivables ledger 4,200 Closing balance 410,400 –––––––– 1,390,400 ———— Credit                         \$ Opening balance 384,600 Cash paid to suppliers 988,400 Purchases returns 17,400 –––––––– 1,390,400 ———— What should the closing balance be when the errors have been corrected?

• A.

\$325200

• B.

\$350400

• C.

\$358800

• D.

\$376800

A. \$325200
Explanation
The closing balance should be \$325,200. This can be calculated by adjusting the errors in the payables ledger control account. The correct closing balance is obtained by subtracting the incorrect contra amount of \$4,200 and the incorrect purchases return amount of \$17,400 from the given closing balance of \$410,400. Therefore, the correct closing balance should be \$410,400 - \$4,200 - \$17,400 = \$388,800. Since the payables ledger control account has a debit balance, this amount should be deducted from the opening balance of \$384,600. Therefore, the correct closing balance is \$384,600 - \$388,800 = -\$4,200. However, since the question asks for the closing balance in dollars, the negative sign is ignored. Hence, the correct closing balance is \$4,200.

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### An inexperienced bookkeeper has drawn up the following payables ledger control account, which contains errors: Payables ledger control account Debit Balances                                                           \$              Credit Balances                \$ Opening balance(amounts owed to suppliers) 212,500     Purchases                  447,000 Cash paid to suppliers                                          491,000        Discounts received     2,700 Purchases returns                                                     7,600       Contras against receivables                                                                                                                ledger                        12,800 Refunds received from suppliers                           3,200         Closing balance          251,800 714,300    714,300 What should the closing balance be after correcting the errors made in preparing the account?

• A.

\$148600

• B.

\$276400

• C.

\$171000

• D.

\$254000

A. \$148600
Explanation
The closing balance should be \$148,600 after correcting the errors made in preparing the account. This can be determined by subtracting the total credit balances (\$714,300) from the total debit balances (\$865,900) and taking into account the discounts received (\$2,700) and refunds received from suppliers (\$3,200). The correct calculation would be: \$865,900 - \$714,300 + \$2,700 - \$3,200 = \$148,600.

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### A payables ledger control account showed a credit balance of \$856,460. The payables ledger balances totalled \$871,260. Which of the following possible errors could account in full for the difference?

• A.

\$14,800 cash paid to a supplier was entered on the credit side of the supplier’s account in the payables ledger.

• B.

The total of discounts allowed \$31,300 was recorded as a debit entry in the payables ledger control account instead of the correct figure for discounts received of \$16,500.

• C.

The total of discounts received \$7,400 has been entered on the credit side of the payables ledger control account.

• D.

A contra against a receivables ledger debit balance of \$7,400 has been entered on the credit side of the payables ledger control account.

B. The total of discounts allowed \$31,300 was recorded as a debit entry in the payables ledger control account instead of the correct figure for discounts received of \$16,500.
Explanation
The correct answer is that the total of discounts allowed \$31,300 was recorded as a debit entry in the payables ledger control account instead of the correct figure for discounts received of \$16,500. This error would result in an overstatement of the credit balance in the payables ledger control account by \$14,800 (\$31,300 - \$16,500), which accounts for the difference between the credit balance of \$856,460 and the total of payables ledger balances of \$871,260.

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### Dee received a statement from one of its suppliers, Zed, showing a balance due of \$9,440. The amount due according to the payables ledger account of Zed in Dee’s records was \$4,770. Comparison of the statement and the ledger account revealed the following. 1 A cheque sent by Dee for \$3,700 has not been allowed for by Zed 2 The ledger account of Dee has not been adjusted for a cash discount of \$80 disallowed by Zed because the payment was too late to earn the discount. What difference remains between the two companies’ records after adjusting for these items?

• A.

\$1050

• B.

\$10430

• C.

\$10590

• D.

\$890

D. \$890
Explanation
Zed statement: amount owed by Dee 9,440
Deduct: Cheque sent by Dee (3,700)
Balance in Dee’s payables ledger account for Zed 4,770
Adjusted for discount not allowed 80
Unexplained difference 890

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### The total of the list of balances in the payables ledger of Bounce on 30 June 2010 was \$289,500. This balance did not agree with the payables ledger control account balance. The following errors were discovered. 1 The total of purchases returns was undercast by \$3,000. 2 A contra entry of \$690 was recorded in the payables ledger control account but not in the payables ledger. 3 An invoice for \$8,720 was recorded in the supplier’s account as \$7,820. What amount should Bounce record in its statement of financial position as the amount of trade payables as at 30 June 2010?

• A.

\$291090

• B.

\$289710

• C.

\$286710

• D.

\$291510

B. \$289710
Explanation
Total of payables ledger balances 289,500
Contra entry not recorded in payables ledger (690)
Invoice under-stated in payables ledger (8,720 – 7,820) 900
This should be the correct balance in the payables ledger control account after the
error in recording total purchases returns is corrected.

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