Completing the Accounting Cycle

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Financial Accounting
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Liang Chen

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Completing the Accounting Cycle Adjusting Entry The merchandise inventory account balance should equal the cost of the merchandise on hand at all times. A physical inventory count adds an important control feature to the perpetual inventory system If inventory errors have occurred, or if inventory has been stolen or damaged, it is important that management be aware of this at an early stage so that preventive control can be put in place To adjust for inventory shortage, cost of goods sold is debited and merchandise L3;03947L8.70L90 ;039K4:JK9KL8L3;03947K,839-00384OL3;03947O48808 are part of the cost of the goods Closing Entries Similar to service businesses, all temporary accounts are closed at the end of the accounting cycle Sales is debited, expenses are credited, and drawings are debited Sales returns and allowances and cost of goods sold are credited Post-Closing Trial Balance Similar to the service business, post-closing trial balance is simply to ensure that the debits and credits equal each other Summary of Merchandising Entries
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