Hamilton's Electronics Services, Inc.: The Second Year

3 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2017 Last revised: 20 Jan 2021

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Luann J. Lynch

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Almand Coleman

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Mary Margaret Frank

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

The owner of Hamilton's has provided his CPA with all the company's invoices, bank statements, and a lot of other miscellaneous business-related information for the company's second year. He has asked the CPA to reconstruct, in summary form, all the company's second-year transactions and to create an income statement for its second year of operations and a balance sheet at the end of that year.

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UVA-C-2396

Rev. Dec. 17, 2020


Hamilton's Electronics Services, Inc.: The Second Year

David Hamilton had worked as the senior technician at a large electronics sales and service company for more than 15 years. Just over two years ago, he decided that what he really wanted was to be self-employed. After turning in his resignation, he started his own company. Hamilton announced the opening of Hamilton's Electronics Services, Inc. (Hamilton's), an electronics repair company that serviced all makes and models of electronic equipment. As he reflected on his company's first two years of operation, he thought about how busy he had been. He was grateful that he had hired Janet Lucas, a local CPA, to handle the accounting for his company after its first year of operation, and he had renewed his contract with her for its second year. Hamilton provided Lucas with all the company's invoices, bank statements, and a lot of other miscellaneous business-related information. He had asked Lucas to reconstruct, in summary form, all the company's transactions that had occurred during its second year and to provide him with an income statement for its second year of operations and a balance sheet at the end of that year.

Lucas got to work immediately. She had the company's balance sheet for the end of the first year (Exhibit). As she had discovered the previous year, the information Hamilton had provided her with contained everything she needed to complete a summary analysis of transactions, to transfer all the data into individual accounts, and to prepare an income statement and a balance sheet for the company's second year.

From the information Hamilton had given her, Lucas prepared the following summary of things that had occurred during the company's second year of operations.

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Keywords: income statement, balance sheet, company transactions

Suggested Citation

Lynch, Luann J. and Coleman, Almand and Frank, Mary Margaret, Hamilton's Electronics Services, Inc.: The Second Year. Darden Case No. UVA-C-2396, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3002714

Luann J. Lynch (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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Almand Coleman

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

Mary Margaret Frank

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
434-924-4432 (Phone)
434-243-5021 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/frank.htm

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