Acc422 Intermediate Accounting: BE22-10 Palmer Co. is evaluating the appropriate accounting
Acc422 Intermediate Accounting
BE22-10 Palmer Co. is evaluating the appropriate accounting for the following items. Identify and explain whether each of the below items is a change in accounting principle, a change in estimate, an error, or none of the above. 1. Management has decided to switch from the FIFO inventory valuation method to the LIFO inventory valuation method for all inventories. 2. When the year-end physical inventory adjustment was made for the current year, the controller discovered that the prior year's physical inventory sheets for an entire warehouse were mislaid and excluded from last year's count. 3. Palmer's Custom Division manufactures large-scale, custom-designed machinery on a contract basis. Management decided to switch from the completed-contract method to the percentage-of completion method of accounting for long-term contracts.