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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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How does a company report an error of a prior period that it discovers in the current period?

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Explain the way in which the prior period adjustment is reported.

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Prior period adjustment: The adjustment made to correct the prior period material errors in the year the company discovers the errors, is referred to as prior period adjustment or prior period restatement.

The following steps are required to correct and report a prior period adjustment:

  • Step 1: Determine the cumulative effect of the prior period material error on the respective prior period financial statements.
  • Step 2: Prepare a journal entry to reflect the cumulative effect by adjusting the values of assets, liabilities, and the beginning balance of Retained Earnings...

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