Waterways (Chapter 19)
For this assignment, you will apply what you have learned from the unit lesson and required unit
resources. The Waterways (WP19) case is located on page 19-39 of the textbook.
Waterways Corporation is a private corporation formed for the purpose of providing the products and
the services needed to irrigate farms, parks, commercial projects, and private lawns. It has a
centrally located factory in a U.S. city that manufactures the products it markets to retail outlets
across the nation. It also maintains a division that performs installation and warranty servicing in six
The mission of Waterways is to manufacture quality parts that can be used for effective irrigation
projects that also conserve water. By that effort, the company hopes to satisfy its customers, perform
rapid and responsible service, and serve the community and the employees who represent them in
The company has been growing rapidly, so management is considering new ideas to help the
company continue its growth and maintain the high quality of its products.
Waterways was founded by Will Winkman, who is the company president and chief executive officer
(CEO). Working with him from the company’s inception is Will’s brother, Ben, whose sprinkler
designs and ideas about the installation of proper systems have been a major basis of the
company’s success. Ben is the vice president who oversees all aspects of design and production in
The factory itself is managed by Todd Senter, who hires his line managers to supervise the factory
employees. The factory makes all of the parts for the irrigation systems. The purchasing department
is managed by Helen Hines.
The installation and training division is overseen by vice president, Henry Writer, who supervises the
managers of the six local installation operations. Each of these local managers hires his or her own
local service people. These service employees are trained by the home office under Henry Writer’s
direction because of the uniqueness of the company’s products.
There is a small human resources department under the direction of Sally Fenton, a vice president
who handles the employee paperwork, though hiring is actually performed by the separate
departments. Teresa Totter is the vice president who heads the sales and marketing area; she
oversees 10 well-trained salespeople.
The accounting and finance division of the company is headed by Ann Headman, who is the chief
financial officer (CFO) and a company vice president; she is a member of the Institute of
Management Accountants and holds a certificate in management accounting. She has a small staff
of accountants, including a controller and a treasurer, and a staff of accounting input operators who
maintain the financial records.
A partial list of Waterways’ accounts and their balances for the month of November is itemized
Accounts Receivable $275,000
Advertising Expenses 54,000
Depreciation – Factory Equipment 16,800
Depreciation – Office Equipment 2,400
Direct Labor 42,000
Factory Supplies Used 16,800
Factory Utilities 10,200
Finished Goods Inventory, November 30 68,800
Finished Goods Inventory, October 31 72,550
Indirect Labor 48,000
Office Supplies Expense 1,600
Other Administrative Expenses 72,000
Prepaid Expenses 41,250
Raw Materials Inventory, November 30 52,700
Raw Materials Inventory, October 31 38,000
Raw Materials Purchases 184,500
Rent – Factory Equipment 47,000
Repairs – Factory Equipment 4,500
Sales Revenue 1,350,000
Sales Commissions 40,500
Work in Process Inventory, October 31 52,700
Work in Process Inventory, November 30 42,000
● Based on the information given, construct an organizational chart of the Waterways
Corporation. You may create the organizational chart in Microsoft Word or Excel.
● A list of accounts and their values are given above. From this information, prepare a cost of
goods manufactured schedule, an income statement, and a partial balance sheet for the
month of November, which should be created using Excel.
If you elect to create your organizational chart in a Word document, then you will need to submit both
a Word document (containing the organizational chart) and an Excel document (containing the cost
of goods manufactured schedule, income statement, and partial balance sheet). If you elect to
create your organizational chart in Excel, you will only submit an Excel document, which would
contain all components of the a
Waterways (Chapter 19)