need accounting clarification

Year 2 Year 3 Amounts billed to customers for services rendered $350,000 $450,000 Cash collected from credit customers $260,000 $450,000 Cash disbursements: Payment of Rent $80,000 $0 Salaries paid to employees $140,000 $160,000 Travel and entertainment $30,000 $40,000 Advertising $15,000 $35,000 In addition, you learn that the company incurred advertising costs of $25,000 in year 2, owed the advertising agency $5,000 at the end of year 1, and there were no liabilities at the end of year 3. Also, there were no anticipated bad debts on receivables, and the rent payment was for a two-year period, year 2 and year 3. 1. Calculate accrual net income for both years. 2. Determine the amount due the advertising agency that would be shown as a liability on the RPG’s balance sheet at the end of year 2.

  1. $115k, $190K 2.$15k Please let me know if this is not the correct answer. Cheers Sumo
  1. 115k, see below 2. =5 existing liab + 25 accrued -15 cash payout = 15k liab there is a liab of 15k at end of Y2, and a cash payout of 35k to close out the account at end of y3. this implies a 20k accrued liability during the year. but my numbers dont add up… =35000-5000+25000-15000

I think sumo has it: (1) year 2: $350k-$80k/2-$140k-$30k-$25k=$115k year 3: $450k-$80k/2-$160k-$40k-$20k*=$190k * the $20k is for advertising in year 3: since no liability is left at the end of year 3, and a liability of $15k is carried over from year 2, actually the advertise expense in year 3 is $20k (35-5-(25-15)) (2) Year 2 has an advertising expense of $25k, and $5k are liabilities at the beginning of the year, only $15k are paid, therefore the liability for advertising services at end of year 2 is: $25k+$5k-$15k=$15K

yea, flipped two of the signs…thanks. i drew out the t accounts.

Bmwhype, Are these questions related to CFA exams or some other courses? Anyways, I hope everything has been clarified by map1 in relation to your question. Cheers Sumo