Acc 400 Week 1

Satisfactory Essays
Assignments from the Readings
July 15, 2013
Assignments from the Readings

Chapter 8,
Question 3: What are essential features of the allowance method of accounting for bad debt?
According to Kimmel, Weygandt, & Kieso,2007: 1. Estimated uncollectible accounts receivable: These accounts match them against revenues in the same accounting period.

2. “Record estimated uncollectible as an increase (a debt) to bad debt expense and an increase ( a credit) to Allowance for Doubtful Accounts through an adjusting entry at the end of each period”.

3. Debt Actual uncollectibles- actual accounts are debited to the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and then credits them to accounts receivable at the time the specific account is written off as uncollectible.

Question 4: The cash realizable value does not decrease when an
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This is because all the older accounts rose in 2007

Chapter 9

A: Food Lion must write down the current carrying value of its unprofitable stores because all companies should practice strong accounting skills including documentation (accounting principles). It will show assets a company doesn’t have in their accounts because the value of the stores would increase causing false information. B: The recent $9.5M charge to write down these impaired assets is considered a noncash expense because charges against income are noncash transactions. This means that there isn’t any reason to record the change. This happens because when the impaired asset is recorded, the debt is a loss amount and the credits appears in the asset

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