Essay about Leslie Fay Case

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ACCT 497
Writing assignment 1
Siqi Wang
The Leslie Fay Companies
Analytical Procedures Report
Executive Summary
After reviewing the Financial Report from The Leslie Fay Companies from 1987 to 1991, I made ratios of Balance Sheet and Income Statement to start with audit planning, which could help us make comparison directly. Also, the calculation of ratios in liquidity, activity, profitability and solvency contains in my report. The purpose of analytical procedures is to detect “red flags” within the financial and non-financial information. For the financial part, firstly, I made year-to-year comparisons from 1987 to 1991; then, I did going concern analysis that to compare the data from The Laslie Fay Co. with the industry standard
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Nonetheless, as we all know the recession and economic changes affecting the women’s apparel industry during late 1980s and early 1990s. As a consequence, it is an indicator that Leslie Fay suspected to overstate its inventory in order to overstate its current asset. According to Account Receivable and Inventories two accounts, there is 10.8% increase in Leslie Fay’s current asset from 1987 (60.9%) to 1990 (71.7%). As far as I can see, Account Receivable and Inventories are the two main accounts which caused an unusual and inconsistent gain in total current asset in four years. Thirdly, there is unusual gain in PP&E account from 1990 (6.8%) to 1991 (9.9%). However, other accounts under Current Asset such as Inventories and Accounts Receivable started to decrease in 1990 and PP&E is the only account that increased 3.1% in one year. Also, I cannot find any equipment and estate purchased by Leslie Fay from 1990 to 1991. As a result, I suspect it might have fraud happened in Leslie Fay. Additionally, there is an unusual decrease in Long-term Debt account from 1990 to 1991. More specifically, the Long-term Debt decreased less than 10% from 1987 (38.2%) to 1990 (29.6%). While, it decreased 8.3% from 1990 (29.6%) to 1991 (21.3%) in one year. As far as I can see, this is an unusual and inconsistent decrease of Long-term Debt and it indicated Leslie Fay suspect to understate its

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