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Accounts Receivable

Accounting for Receivables Definition Receivables are amounts due from other persons or entities. Receivables are highly liquid, which means it is expected that they will be converted into cash quickly, and are classified as current assets. Types of Receivables Accounts Receivable: amounts due from customers for sales on credit. Businesses sell to customers on credit in an attempt to increase their sales. Also called Trade Debtors. Bills Receivable: similar to accounts receivable but bills receivable...

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Accounts Receivables

Accounts receivable is a legally enforceable claim for payment from a business to its customer/clients for goods supplied and/or services rendered in execution of the customer's order. These are generally in the form of invoices raised by a business and delivered to the customer for payment within an agreed time frame. Accounts receivable is shown in a balance sheet as an asset. It is one of a series of accounting transactions dealing with the billing of a customer for goods and services that the...

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Accounts Receivable Turnover

Accounts Receivable Turnover = Net Sales/Average Net Account Receivables Accounts receivable turnover ratio measures the effectiveness of a company in extending credit and collecting debts. It is an activity ratio that measures how efficiently a firm uses its assets. Year ABC DEF GHI Industry Average 2012 31, 053/988 = 31.43 16,842/1,282.5 = 13.13 5,160/618 = 8.35 17.64 2013 32,722/1,042 = 31.4 18,657/937 = 19.91 5,858/494 = 11.86 21.06 In this table you see the accounts receivable turnovers from...

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Aging Schedule of Accounts Receivable

Aging Schedule of Accounts Receivable AGE OF ACCOUNT | BALANCE OUTSTANDING | % OF TOTAL BALANCE OUTSTANDING | 0-15 days | $ 20,000 | 19.59 % | 16-30 days | 30,000 | 29.39 | 31-60 days | 40,000 | 39.19 | 61-90 days | 10,000 | 9.80 | Beyond 90 days | 2,071 | 2.03 | TOTAL | $ 102,071 | 100.0 % | 2. To evaluate the credit quality of Aero-Strip’s accounts receivables portfolio, we turn to their average collection period (ACP) and aging of accounts receivable. Knowing the ACP...

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Accounts Receivable Crisis

Matthew Smith Week 2 You Decide Assignment Accounts Receivable Crisis 09/05/11 Instructor: Eric Oestman Class: HS543 I. INTRODUCTION: After conducting a meeting with the medical staff, various clinical departments, Health Information Management, and Business office personnel regarding Accounts Receivable issues within our facility, it was determined that many different areas of concern needed to be addressed. This includes problems with patient admission and registration procedures...

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Topic: RECEIVABLES I. DEFINITION These represent amounts collectible from customers and others, most frequently arising from sales of merchandise, claims for money lent, or the performance of service. They may be interest bearing, collateralized, or billed. II. COMPOSITION A. Trade 1. Accounts Receivable 2. Notes Receivable B. Non-Trade 1. Advances to Officers and Employees, Affiliates and Others 2. Claims against Suppliers and Insurance...

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RELATED LITERATURE Receivables are one of the three primary components of working capital, the other being inventory and cash. Receivables occupy second important place after inventories and thereby constitute a substantial portion of current assets in several firms. The capital invested in receivables is almost of the same amount as that invested in cash and inventories. Receivables thus, form about one third of current assets in India. Receivables provide protection to sales from competitions...

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Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Long-lived Assets, Bonds

(Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Long-lived Assets, Bonds) 1. GNC has the following information regarding the inventory of its Super Mega, a multivitamins. Assume GNC uses periodic inventory system each quarter and FIFO. a. On July 1, GNC had 200 bottles of Super Mega in stock. Each bottle costs $3. b. On July 15, GNC purchased 5,000 bottles of Super Mega for $25,000 from a supplier, paid $10,000 in cash and the rest was on credit. c. On August 15, GNC purchased another 1,000 bottles of Super...

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Accounts Receivable and Tutor Marked Assignment

entered into the ledger account.” Elaborate and explain why journal is necessary. (10+10) 2. The book of Deven Verma could not be tallied. The accountant transferred the difference of Rs. 1,270 in the suspense account on the debit side. The following mistakes were found later on. Rectify these errors by passing Journal entries and prepare Suspense Account. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) The purchase of Rs. 400 from Saran was entered into sales book but Saran’s personal account was rightly credited....

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Goods/Stock purchased or sold being returned is quite a common practice in business. This may be on account of a number of reasons like defects in goods, quality not matching the requirement for which the buyer purchased it, the buyer not needing the stock, etc. This happens both in case of goods purchased as well as goods sold by the organisation. Where the goods sold are being returned we call it "Sales Returns" and where goods purchased are being returned we call it "Purchase Returns" ...

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