- November 28, 2015 at 8:28 am #285852rashmaxMember
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In an accounting text manual, I note that the amount of inventories recognised as an expenses is as follows:
In income statement
Cost of opening inventory( $o) + purchase ( $890,000) – closing inventory before provisions for write down ( $140,000) – increase in NRV provision ($30,800) = $719,200
In the B/S : The closing inventory is $109,200 ($140,000-$30,800)
Disclosure: write down of inventories: $30,800
Would the tutor mind advising what are the accounting entries involved in recording the provisions for the write-down of inventories ( why is the provision subtracted from the cost of sales)?November 28, 2015 at 8:47 am #285864John MoffatKeymaster
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In Paper F3 you will not have provisions for write-down in inventories.
Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value, and having decided on the correct valuation at the end of the period, the correct value will then be entered into the accounts.
The methods of valuing and the entries required are covered in our free lectures on inventories.
(Our free lectures are a complete course for paper F3 and cover everything you need to pass the exam well)
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