2.9 You were hired to assist Ashton Fleming in designing an accounting system for S&S.
Ashton has developed a list of the journals, ledgers, reports, and documents that he
thinks S&S needs (see Table 2-4). He asks you to complete the following tasks:
a. Specify what data you think should be collected on each of the following four
documents: sales invoice, purchase order, receiving report, employee time card
b. Design a report to manage inventory.
c. Design a report to assist in managing credit sales and cash collections.
d. Visit a local office supply store and identify what types of journals, ledgers,
and blank forms for various documents (sales invoices, purchase orders, etc.)
are available. Describe how easily they could be adapted to meet S&S’s needs.
No single answer exists with this case. Indeed, solutions will vary depending upon student
ingenuity and creativity. Student answers can be compared to examples of these
documents found in chapters 10 and 11.
a. A sample invoice is presented in the Revenue Cycle chapter. A sample purchase
order is presented in the Expenditure Cycle chapter. A sample receiving report also
appears in the Expenditure Cycle chapter. Although student designs will vary, each
document should contain the following data items: