Acc421 Intermediate Accounting: E4-5 Two accountants for the firm of Elwes and Wright

Acc421 Intermediate Accounting E4-5 Multiple-Step and Single-Step Two accountants for the firm of Elwes and Wright are arguing about the merits of presenting an income statement in a multiple-step versus a single-step format. The discussion involves the following 2014 information related to P. Bride Company ($000 omitted). Administrative expense Officers’ salaries 4,900 Depreciation of office furniture and equipment 3,960 Cost of goods sold 60,570 Rent revenue 17,230 Selling expense Delivery expense 2,690 Sales commissions 7,980 Depreciation of sales equipment 6,480 Sales revenue 96,500 Income tax 9,070 Interest expense 1,860 Instructions (a) Prepare an income statement for the year 2014 using the multiple-step form. Common shares outstanding for 2014 total 40,550 (000 omitted). (b) Prepare an income statement for the year 2014 using the single-step form. (c) Which one do you prefer? Discuss.
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