UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ DIPLOMA IN
BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DIT302 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
DBIT106 FUNDAMENTALS ACCOUNTING
DATE: APRIL, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question one and Any Two Questions.
A) The following balances were extracted from the books of ABE, a sole trader, as at 31st
i) Stock at 31st March, 2010 was valued at sh. 48,000
ii) At 31st March, 2010 prepaid insurance amounted to sh. 4, 200 while
iii) Rent accrued was sh. 8,000
iv) Depreciation on machinery is provided at 20% per annum on cost.
C) Why is accounting necessary, explain the benefits of conducting transparency and
accountability to the development of the economy, give FIVE benefits using examples
where necessary. (10 Marks)
a) In the Current World of technology, various accounting frauds are being perpetrated
through the system, Discuss FIVE ways in which accountability can be enhanced by use
of the information technology. (10Marks)
B) Discuss 5 users of accounting information and clearly indicate how they use it in
decision making. (10 Marks)
a) Trading, Profit and Loss account for the year ended 31st March, 2017. (12 Marks)
b) Balance sheet as at at 31st March, 2017
Write up a two-column cashbook from the following details, and balance off as at the end
of the month of Jan 2018:
May 1 Started business with capital in cash Ksh 1,000.
“ 2 Paid rent by cash Ksh 100.
“ 3 F Lake lent us Ksh 5,000, paid by cheque.
“ 4 We paid B McKenzie by cheque Ksh 650.
“ 5 Cash sales Ksh 980.
“ 7 N Miller paid us by cheque Ksh 620.
“ 9 We paid B Burton in cash Ksh 220.
“ 11 Cash sales paid direct into the bank Ksh 530.
“ 15 G Moores paid us in cash Ksh 650.
“ 16 We took Ksh 500 out of the cash till and paid it into the bank account.
“ 19 We repaid F Lake Ksh 1,000 by cheque.
“ 22 Cash sales paid direct into the bank Ksh 660.
“ 26 Paid motor expenses by cheque Ksh 120.
“ 30 Withdrew Ksh 1,000 cash from the bank for business use.
“ 31 Paid wages in cash Ksh 970.
I) Record the above transactions on the ledger accounts (12 Marks)
Ii) Prepare a trial balance to record the above transactions (8Marks)
a) Discuss the following terms as used in accounting
b) Explain five Principles/concepts of accounting (10 Marks)
i. Explain FIVE users of accounting information clearly stating how the information
helps them. (10 Marks).
ii. Accounting practice is exposed to various errors, List Five accounting errors
hindering accuracy in accounting. (5 Marks)
iii. Discuss FOUR qualitative characteristics of accounting information (5 Marks