1. Watch Video: “Cash and Accrual – Conceptual” (4:44)
- Click here to open the video in a new window.
- Based on the video, explain two (2) advantages and two (2) disadvantages in using both the cash and the accrual basis of accounting.
- Then, determine the one (1) that you believe provides the most useful financial information to users.
- Identify at least two (2) types of businesses that would benefit by preparing financial statements using either the cash or accrual basis of accounting.
2. Accounting Adjustments
- Discuss whether or not you believe gift cards should have an expiration date. Based on your response, what is the implication related to the accounting treatment of the transaction.
- Discuss closing entries and reversing entries.