CPA Study Group
Team up with fellow candidates and conquer your exams.
In the question below, why does it say: "As a result, an additional liability of $150,000 is required." I thought we already figured out that the liability was $30K?? TIA. Arroz Corporation implemented a defined benefit pension plan for its employees on January 2, 20X4. The following data are provided for 20X6 and as of December 31, 20X6: Projected benefit obligation $600,000 Accumulated benefit obligation 550,000 Plan assets at fair value 420,000 Pension cost for 20X6 180,000 Pension contribution for 20X6 150,000 Assume that as of January 1, 20X6, Arroz’s pension plan was fully funded, and there were no recorded pension assets or liabilities on the balance sheet. Assuming a tax rate of 40%, what is the net effect of the required adjustment on accumulated other comprehensive income on December 31, 20X6? A. $0 B. $108,000 decrease. C. $36,000 decrease. D. $90,000 decrease. ANSWER: The plan is underfunded by $180,000, the amount by which the PBO of $600,000 exceeds the plan assets of $420,000, requiring that the entity recognize a liability in that amount. With pension cost of $180,000 in the current year and a contribution of $150,000, the entity would recognize an accrued liability for the difference of $30,000. As a result, an additional liability of $150,000 is required. The tax effect of ($150,000 x 40%) $60,000 will be recognized as a deferred tax asset and the remaining $90,000 would be a decrease to OCI.
Compensation based on fixed $$$ amount is considered a liability not equity???
Hello Everyone, I hope 2020 is going as planned and your knocking out the CPA Exams. I’ve passed FAR and AUD, and I am waiting on REG retake scores while I am currently preparing for BEC. I wanted to hear everyone’s thoughts on public accounting firms recruiting/hiring procedures. I’ve been trying to get my foot in the door for almost two years by attending school sponsor career fairs, applying online, and connecting with recruiter on LinkedIn. I am one of those students who left college without public accounting internship and I had to figure out ways to stand out from other candidates applying for the same opportunity. I had a corporate Staff Accounting job with a private company, which thought me on the foundation of accounting more than I had learned while I was in school. After working in corporate for almost a year, I knew that I wanted to learn and grow as a public accounting auditor. I decided to get my CPA and I started the journey, while I was fortunate enough to land a contract Internal Audit role with a publicly traded company. At this contract role, I got the chance to work with both the external auditors and the co-sourced Internal Auditors both from the BIG 4. I gained valuable experience working with the auditors by performing auditing procedures a normal experience auditor would perform at the Big 4. Now, my contract is coming to end, and every public accounting firm is passing up on me since I never work at public accounting. I’ve been applying for Staff roles not as experience or senior associate. I feel like I have way more experience and qualifications than the campus recruits they hire for the staff roles but won’t consider me since I am out of school which doesn’t make sense to me. Also, an Intern at a big 4, would not have gain more experience than I have. In my opinion, my experience is incomparable to someone fresh out of school and I have earned 150 hours, in addition to already passing FAR and AUD. I have received positive feedbacks from my manager and the Internal Audit director at my Internal Audit role, both who had significant years of experience at the big 4. If they had the budget to hire me full time, they would but still my interest is in public accounting. Many of my friends in this profession are brain washing me on how public accounting is over exaggerated and they will work me to death, but I refuse to listen to them and will never give up on getting my foot in the door. Has anyone experience anything similar? I wanted to know everyone’s thought on this. Thank you for your time and please excuse my grammar, English is my second language.
Doesn't the gov't purchasing securities take out of the hands of consumers and therefore, decrease supply of money? Can you help?CPAborned-21021 -
Doesn't the gov't purchasing securities take out of the hands of consumers and therefore, decrease supply of money?
This makes no sense to me because I thought the purpose of import tariffs and quotas were to shield domestic producers from foreign competition. If I'm a domestic producer, why would I raise my prices if I'm already enjoying the protection of import tariffs hurting my sales? I get that raising revenues can obviously increase profits from an accounting sense. But increasing prices also means I'm risking reduction in demand, if the fundamental law of demand still applies here.