Ariana Peterson recently opened her own law office, which she operates as a corporation. The name of the new entity is Ariana Peterson, Attorney. Peterson experienced the following events during the organizing phase of the new business and its first month of operation, December 2016. Some of the events were personal and did not affect the law practice. Others were business transactions and should be accounted for by the business.
Dec. 1 Sold personal investment in Nike stock, which she had owned for several years, receiving $25,000 cash.
2 Deposited the $25,000 cash from the sale of the Nike stock in her personal bank account.
3 Deposited $65,000 cash in a new business bank account titled Ariana Peterson, Attorney. The business issued common stock to Peterson.
5 Paid $400 cash for ink cartridges for the printer.
7 Purchased computer for the law office, agreeing to pay the account, $6,800, within three months.
9 Received $2,900 cash from customers for services rendered.
15 Received bill from The Lawyer for magazine subscription, $300.
23 Finished court hearings on behalf of a client and submitted a bill for legal services, $18,000, on account.
28 Paid bill from The Lawyer.
30 Paid utilities, $840.
31 Received $2,800 cash from clients billed on Dec. 23.
31 Cash dividends of $2,500 were paid to stockholders.
1. Analyze the effects of the preceding events on the accounting equation of Ariana Peterson, Attorney. Use a format similar to Exhibit 1-6.
2. Prepare the following financial statements:
a. Income statement.
b. Statement of retained earnings.
c. Balance sheet.