Essay on Wag Company

1343 Words Jul 1st, 2012 6 Pages
February 14, 2012

Stephen Conley
Wiki Art Gallery, Inc.
117 Western Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604

Stephen,

Thank you for taking the time to meet with us.During our meeting, you stated that you (Stephen) are planning to purchase your co-owner’s (Rob Wilco) shares of Wiki Art Gallery, Inc. (WAG). As a private company, WAG’s shares do not have a readily available market price. However, you and Rob have agreed on calculating the buy-out price using the “earning multiplier” equal to five times the GAAP based net income for the year ended September 30, 2011.You stated that you would like an opinion regarding the 2011 financial information as it has not been audited. You would like to know whether WAG’s fiscal 2011net income fairly reports
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As a result we can see that only one of the four above criteria is met and it is a fixed price. Based on these findings we can advise to change WAG’s policy on revenue recognition upon the delivery of the product. This will lower the sales revenue by $50,000, as well as cost of goods sold and net income.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts/Bad Debt

The allowance for doubtful accounts is lower than last year even though the receivables and the revenue are higher. This does not follow any form of consistency in that case. GAAP only allows the establishment of the allowance for doubtful accounts that are supported by appropriate analyses and that the policy is well documented and applied consistently from period to period. Again, without additional information the consistency item is an issue here.

The accounts receivable from artists is significantly higher than last year. With 165 artists charged $40 per month, you only have about $6,600 in revenue monthly. However, your accounts receivable from artists is $15,000. This represents more than two months of website revenue. Your revenues doubled by raising the price which has resulted in quadruple the amount of receivables. This leads us to believe that some of these receivables may be uncollectable. According to GAAP, a loss must be recognized when the…

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