as the auditor of the hayes company for the year 251864

As the auditor of the Hayes Company for the year ended December 31, 2007, you found the following transactions occurred near its closing date:

1. Merchandise received on January 8, 2008, and costing $800, was recorded on January 6, 2008. An invoice on hand showed the shipment was made FOB supplier’s warehouse on December 31, 2007. Since the merchandise was not on hand at December 31, 2007, it was not included in the inventory.

2. A product costing $600 was in Hayes’ shipping room when the physical inventory was taken. It was not included in the inventory because it was marked ?oHold for customer’s shipping instructions.?? Investigation revealed that the customer’s order was dated December 18, 2007, but that the case was shipped and the customer billed on January 10, 2008.

3. A machine, made to order for a customer, was finished on December 31, 2007. The customer had inspected it and was satisfied with it. The customer was billed in full for $2,000 on that date. The machine was excluded from inventory although it was shipped on January 2, 2008.

4. Merchandise costing $800 was received on December 26, 2007, but a purchase was not recorded. The goods were ?oon consignment from Milliken Company.??

5. Merchandise costing $4,000 was received on January 2, 2008, and the related purchase invoice recorded January 5. The invoice showed that the shipment was made on December 29, 2007, FOB destination.


For each situation, state whether the Hayes Company should include the merchandise in its inventory. Give your reason for the decision on each item.

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