Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881



Cornerstones of Financial Accounti...

4th Edition
Jay Rich + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337690881
Textbook Problem

Case 2-68 Accounting for Partially Completed Events: 3 Prelude to Chapter 3

Ehrlich Smith. the owner of The Shoe Bone has asked you to help him understand the proper way to account for certain accounting items as he prepares his 2019 financial statements. Smith has provided the following information and observations:


a. A 3-year fire insurance policy was purchased on 2019, for $2,400. Smith believes that a part of the cost of the insurance policy should be allocated to each period that benefits from its coverage.

b. The store building was purchased for 580,000 in January 2011. Smith expected then (as he does now) that the building will be serviceable as a shoe store for 20 years from the date of purchase. In 2011, Smith estimated that he could sell the property for $6,000 at the end of its serviceable life. He feels that each period should bear some portion of the cost of this long-lived asset that is slowly being consumed.

c. The Shoe Box borrowed 520300 on a 1-year, 8% note that is due on September 1 next year) Smith notes that $21,600 cash will be required to repay the note at maturity. The $1,600 difference is, he feels, a cost of using the loaned funds and should be spread over the periods that benefit from the use of' the loan funds;


Explain what Smith is trying to accomplish with the three items. Are his objectives supported by the concepts that underlie accounting?

To determine


Matching Concept: According to this principle all the expenses should be recorded in same accounting period in which its revenue is recognized. The primary purpose behind this principle is to show an accurate net income or loss during an accounting period.

Accomplishment with the three items and the objectives supported.


Smith is trying the spread out the cost of assets or liabilities to show an accurate net income earned during the accounting period. The matching principle emphasizes on reporting the expenses with revenue it helped in generating...

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