Describe the appropriate adjusting entry for prepaid expenses and for deferred revenues.
You are a tutor for introductory financial accounting. You tell the students, “Recording adjusting entries is a critical step in accounting cycle and the two major classifications of adjusting entries are prepayment and accrusals.”Chris one of the students in the class says “I don’t understand.”
Respond to Chris.
1. When do prepayments occur? When do accruals occur?
2.Describe the appropriate adjusting entry for prepaid expenses and for deferred revenues.What is the effect on net income assets liabilities and stockholders equity of not recording a required adjusting entry for prepayments?