CIE Accounting Paper-2: Specimen Questions 33 - 35 of 103

Passage

  1. Mr. Stanley had 2 accounts with HSBC Bank named A/c 1 and A/c 2. As on 31.12. 2015, his cash book showed balances of £540 and £27040 in the two A/c’s respectively.

On examining the bank statements, the following were noticed:

(i) £2700 has been transferred from A/c 2 to A/c 1 by the bank without intimating Mr. Stanley.

(ii) £10 have been bank charges in both the accounts, which is not intimated to Mr. Stanley

(iii) Cheque for £542 issued on A/c 1 in November not yet presented in bank

(iv) A cheque of £427 deposited by Mr. Stanley in A/c 2 has been credited by bank in A/c 1

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One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

What is the need for Mr. Stanley to reconcile his bank Account?

Explanation

Mr. Stanley needs to prepare the Bank reconciliation statement, in order to reconcile the bank balance as per the cash book, by showing all the causes of differences between the two and make the respective changes.

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Short Answer Question▾

Write in Short

What is the balance of Mr. Stanley’s A/c 2 as per HSBC bank?

Explanation

The balance of Mr. Stanley’s A/c 2 as per bank pass book is £23903

Bank reconciliation statement of Mr. Stanley (A/c 2) as on 31.12. 2015

Table of Bank reconciliation statement of Mr. Stanley (A/c 2) as on 31.12. 2015

Particulars

Amount

Amount

Bank balance as per cash book (Dr)

27040

Less: Transfer toA/c 1 without notice

2700

Bank charges in pass book but not in cash book

10

Cheque deposited in A/c 2 but wrong credit in A/c 1

427

3137

Bank Balance as per pass book (Cr)

23903

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One Liner Question▾

Write in Brief

Is it important for Mr. Stanley to prepare this reconciliation statement?

Explanation

Yes it is important for Mr. Stanley to prepare the Bank reconciliation statement, as it is necessary to find the accuracy of the accounting records maintained by the accountant. The entries omitted by the accountant are brought into light with the help of such a reconciliation statement.

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