menu
bartleby
search
close search
Hit Return to see all results
close solutoin list

During 20Y5, the accountant discovered that the physical inventory at the end of 20Y4 had been understated by $42,750. Instead of correcting the error, however, the accountant assumed that the error would balance out (correct itself) in 20Y5. Are there any flaws in the accountant’s assumption? Explain.

BuyFindarrow_forward

Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 7, Problem 19E
Textbook Problem
3 views

During 20Y5, the accountant discovered that the physical inventory at the end of 20Y4 had been understated by $42,750. Instead of correcting the error, however, the accountant assumed that the error would balance out (correct itself) in 20Y5.

Chapter 7, Problem 19E, During 20Y5, the accountant discovered that the physical inventory at the end of 20Y4 had been Are there any flaws in the accountant’s assumption? Explain.

To determine

State if the assumption of accountant has any flaws.

Explanation of Solution

Inventory error: Inventory errors are sometimes caused by making mistake, in physical count, in pricing the inventory correctly, or in recognizing the transfer of title for the goods in transit. These inventory errors affect both the income statement as well as the balance sheet.

In an accounting period, if any errors are being discovered which is affecting prior period, it must be corrected...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Chapter 7 Solutions

Financial Accounting
Show all chapter solutions
add
Ch. 7 - The following three identical units of Item A are...Ch. 7 - The following three identical units of Item Beta...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for Item...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for Item...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for Item...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for Item...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales for...Ch. 7 - The units of an item available for sale during the...Ch. 7 - The units of an item available for sale during the...Ch. 7 - On the basis of the following data, determine the...Ch. 7 - On the basis of the following data, determine the...Ch. 7 - During the taking of its physical inventory on...Ch. 7 - During the taking of its physical inventory on...Ch. 7 - Financial statement data for years ending December...Ch. 7 - Financial statement data for years ending December...Ch. 7 - Triple Creek Hardware Store currently uses a...Ch. 7 - Hardcase Luggage Shop is a small retail...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales data for...Ch. 7 - Assume that the business in Exercise 7-3 maintains...Ch. 7 - Beginning inventory, purchases, and sales data for...Ch. 7 - Assume that the business in Exercise 7-5 maintains...Ch. 7 - The following units of an item were available for...Ch. 7 - The following units of a particular item were...Ch. 7 - The following units of a particular item were...Ch. 7 - Assume that the business in Exercise 7-9 maintains...Ch. 7 - Assume that the business in Exercise 7-9 maintains...Ch. 7 - The units of an item available for sale during the...Ch. 7 - The units of an item available for sale during the...Ch. 7 - Assume that a firm separately determined inventory...Ch. 7 - On the basis of the following data, determine the...Ch. 7 - Based on the data in Exercise 7-15 and assuming...Ch. 7 - Missouri River Supply Co. sells canoes, kayaks,...Ch. 7 - Fonda Motorcycle Shop sells motorcycles, ATVs, and...Ch. 7 - During 20Y5, the accountant discovered that the...Ch. 7 - The following data (in millions) were taken from...Ch. 7 - Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., and Whole...Ch. 7 - A business using the retail method of inventory...Ch. 7 - A business using the retail method of inventory...Ch. 7 - A business using the retail method of inventory...Ch. 7 - On the basis of the following data, estimate the...Ch. 7 - The merchandise inventory was destroyed by fire on...Ch. 7 - Based on the following data, estimate the cost of...Ch. 7 - Based on the following data, estimate the cost of...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory at Midnight Supplies and...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory at Midnight Supplies and...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory for Midnight Supplies and...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory for Midnight Supplies and...Ch. 7 - Dymac Appliances uses the periodic inventory...Ch. 7 - Data on the physical inventory of Ashwood Products...Ch. 7 - Selected data on merchandise inventory, purchases,...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory of merchandise at Dunne...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory for Dunne Co. and data on...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory for Dunne Co. and data on...Ch. 7 - The beginning inventory for Dunne Co. and data on...Ch. 7 - Pappas Appliances uses the periodic inventory...Ch. 7 - Data on the physical inventory of Katus Products...Ch. 7 - Selected data on merchandise inventory, purchases,...Ch. 7 - Sizemo Elektroniks sells semiconductors that are...Ch. 7 - Anstead Co. is experiencing a decrease in sales...Ch. 7 - Golden Eagle Company began operations on April 1...Ch. 7 - The following is an excerpt from a conversation...Ch. 7 - Target Corp. sells merchandise primarily through...Ch. 7 - The general merchandise retail industry has a...

Additional Business Textbook Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts
Show solutions add
Discuss the similarities and differences between the discounted dividend and corporate valuation models.

Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition (MindTap Course List)

INTEREST RATE PARITY Assume that interest rate parity holds and that 90-day risk-free securities yield a nomina...

Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (MindTap Course List)

Give three examples of important trade-offs that you face in your life.

Principles of Macroeconomics (MindTap Course List)