Auditing: Revenue and Expense Forecast Essay

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ACC 235: Auditing EXHIBIT 4.53 Dunder-Mifflin, Inc., Prior Year (Audited), Forecast Current Year, Current Year Actual (Unaudited) Prior year Forecast Current Year Revenue and Expense: Sales (net) $9,000,000 $9,900,000 $9,720,000 Cost of Goods Sold 6,296,000 6,926,000 7,000,000 Gross Margin 2,704,000 2,974,000 2,720,000 General Expense 2,044,000 2,000,000 2,003,000 Depreciation 300,000 334,000 334,000 Operating Income $360,000 $640,000 $383,000 Interest Expense 60,000 110,000 75,000 Income Taxes (40%) 120,000 212,000 123,200 Net Income $180,000 $318,000 $184,800 Assets: Cash $600,000 $880,000 $690,800 Accounts Receivable 500,000 600,000 900,000 Allowance for Doubtful Accounts…show more content…
Since Dunder-Mifflin planned to sell stock for permanent financing, the bank made the loan due on December 31 of the following year. Interest is payable each calender quarter on October 1 of the current year, and January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1, and December 31 of the following year. The auditors' interviews with Dunder-Mifflin's management near the end of the current year produced the following information: The facilities did not cost as much as previously anticipated. However, sales were slow and the company granted more liberal return privilege terms than in the prior year. Officers wanted to generate significant income to impress First Bank and to preserve the company dividend ($120,000 paid in the prior year).The production managers had targeted inventory levels for a 4.0 turnover ratio and were largely successful even though prices of materials and supplies had risen about 2 percent relative to sales dollar volume. The new facilities were depreciated using a 25-year life from the date of opening. Dunder-Mifflin has now produced the current-year financial statements (Exhibit 4.53, column labeled "current year") for the auditors' work on the current audit. Required: Perform preliminary analytical procedures analysis on the current-year unaudited financial statements for the purpose of identifying accounts that you want to investigate
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