The actual cash received from cash sales was $14,356 and the amount indicated by the cash register total was $14290
a.what is the amount deposited in the bank for the day’s sales?
Because this is the amount which is actually received by sales
b.What is amount recorded for the day’s sales?
Because this is the amount which has been recorded in the cash register.
c.How should the difference be recorded?
Dr Cash 14,356
Cr Over/Short 66
Cr Sales 14,290
d. If a cashier is consistently over or short what action should be taken?
First of all we need to find out that whether the cashier is genuinely making mistakes or there is a case of theft.There would be some close monitoring. If they are just mistakes, maybe some extra mentoring in cash handling would help.
Part a and b are informational and thus we dont have to do anything with them.
Part c and d are reconciling terms.
Parts e and f needs entries to adjust the company’s books. For e there needs to be a debit to cash for the incorrect amount and a credit for the correct amount. For f there needs to be a credit to cash.
(Dr) Cash in bank $540
(Cr) Accounts payable $540
$710 – $170
(Dr) Bank charges $50
(Cr) Cash in bank $50
Cash balance per book $24,010
Add: error $540
Less: Debit memo $50
Adjusted book balance $24,500
Cash balance per bank $22,750
Add: Deposits in transit $9,100
Less: Outstanding checks $7,350
Adjusted bank balance $24,500
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