Revision question on preparation of statement of financial position.

STL has been in business for a number of years. In the past year, she has been busy training for the Olympics and has not kept proper records for her business.  She has given you some information.

The balances as at 1 May 2016 are as follows:(TZS)

Motor vehicle (carrying amount)                              4,750

Inventories                                                                   956

Trade receivables                                                      2,632

Trade payables                                                          1,745

Cash in hand                                                                  50

Cash at bank (overdrawn)                                         1,693

Capital                                                                       4,950

The bank statements for the year to 30 April 2017 are summarised as follows:


Payments to suppliers 6,463
Cash takings 5,907
Sundry expenses 763
Motor expenses 505
Rent 1,800
Telephone 135

The balance on the bank statement at 30 April 2017 was GH¢1,144. There were no timing differences.

You are given the following additional information:

i)   Closing inventory is valued at GH¢1,324.

ii)  STL took goods which had a cost of GH¢96 and would have been sold for GH¢124 for her own personal use.

iii) A telephone bill was received on 7 July 2017 for GH¢75, this related to the quarter ended 30 June 2017.

iv) Rent includes GH¢1,000 paid on 1 January 2017 for the year to 31 December 2017.

v)  STL takes GH¢60 every week out of the takings before banking them.  She also spends GH¢20 every week on petrol for the company van.

vi) Depreciation is to be charged at 15% reducing balance.

vii) Closing trade receivables and payables were GH¢2,072 and GH¢967 respectively. However, one customer, Caroline, has vanished and her debt of GH¢575 is not likely to be paid.

viii) STL always keeps a cash float of GH¢50.

ix) STL makes sales to cash and credit customers. Customers taking credit always pay by cheque or bank transfer.


a)  Prepare the statement of profit or loss for STL for the year ended 30 April 2017.       

b)  Prepare the statement of financial position for STL as at 30 April 2017.                       

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