Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Effect of omitting adjusting entry

Assume that the error in Exercise 3-15 was not corrected and that the accrued salaries were included in the first salary payment in November. Indicate which items will be erroneously stated, because of failure to correct the initial error, on (a) the income statement for the month of November and (b) the balance sheet as of November 30.

To determine

Adjusting entries:

Adjusting entries refers to the entries that are made at the end of an accounting period in accordance with revenue recognition principle, and expenses recognition principle.  All adjusting entries affect at least one income statement account (revenue or expense), and one balance sheet account (asset or liability).


An error is a mistake committed in the process of book-keeping or in accounting.  In some cases, errors may occur but, they will not affect the totals of the trial balance. Such an error can be found while preparing the trial balance or would be indicated by the unusual account balance.

The effects on the balance sheet and income statement, if the initial errors are not corrected.

  • In this case, the transaction would increase the value of salary expense, because two days salary of the October month included in the November month expense account, hence it will understated the value of net income...

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