The controller of the Red Wing is in the process of preparing the company’s 2021 financial statements. She is trying to determine the correct balance of cash and cash equivalents to be reported as a current asset in the balance sheet. The following items are being considered:
a. Balances in the company’s accounts at the First National Bank; checking $13,500, savings $22,100.
b. Undeposited customer checks of $5,200.
c. Currency and coins on hand of $580.
d. Savings account at the East Bay Bank with a balance of $400,000. This account is being used to accumulate cash for future plant expansion (in 2023).
e. $20,000 in a checking account at the East Bay Bank. The balance in the account represents a 20% compensating balance for a $100,000 loan with the bank. Red Wing may not withdraw the funds until the loan is due in 2024.
f. U.S. Treasury bills; 2-month bills totaling $15,000, and 7-month bills totaling $20,000.
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1. Determine the correct balance of cash and cash equivalents to be reported in the current asset section of the 2021 balance sheet.
2. For each of the items not included in your answer to requirement 1, explain the correct classification of the item.