Client Understanding Paper

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Client Understanding Paper ACC 541 5/26/2014 La Toyia Tilley Running head: CLIENT UNDERSTANDING PAPER 1 CLIENT UNDERSTANDING PAPER 2 Client Understanding Paper In the course of normal business operations certain transactions require specific treatment in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP). To properly prepare financial statements, the analysis of working papers is imperative to insuring compliance. Clarification of why information is needed about adjusting lower cost of market inventory on valuation, capitalizing interest on building construction, recording gain or loss on asset disposal, and adjusting goodwill for impairment is presented here. ADJUSTING LOWER COST OF MARKET INVENTORY ON…show more content…
Before abandonment the asset should be depreciated so at the time of disposal the carrying value equals the salvage value, but not less than zero. Assets that are distributed to owners or exchanged for a similar productive asset must recognize an impairment loss if the carrying amount exceeds fair value at the time of disposal. Assets that are going to be disposed of by sale must be classified as such and the gain or loss it recognizes must be disclosed on the income statement or in the notes. For assets disposed of by sale, the amount of cash received is compared the asset's book value, which is calculated by subtracting accumulated depreciation from the cost of the asset. A gain is recorded if the proceeds of the sale are greater than book value. A loss is recorded if the proceeds of the sale are less than the book value (FASB, 2014). ADJUSTING GOODWILL FOR IMPAIRMENT Goodwill is an intangible asset for which the accounting methods are pronounced by FASB issued _SFAS No. 142_, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets." Goodwill is an earning power concept in which its value is an approximation equal to the discounted present value of future earnings that would exceed normal industry earnings. Goodwill is recognized as an intangible asset when it is acquired through a purchase of an existing company. Its value is determined by the excess of the total fair value above the fair value of distinguishable net assets. Amortization of goodwill is
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