Accounting / July 19, 2018 / Holly Mercer
The total amount paid in rentals over the term is 4 x 3,100 = 12,400. This amount can be split into the original amount financed of 10,500, known as the principal amount, and the interest charge of 12,400 – 10,500 = 1,900. Under capital lease accounting, the rentals are paid to clear the capital lease principal and interest over the term of four years.
I recall being asked to reconcile the general ledger account Freight Payable. What I needed to do was provide documentation that the balance in Freight Payable was proper. I proceeded to look at the shipments of recent sales and then determined how much we would be obligated to pay for the freight on those sales. We then adjusted the balance in Freight Payable to my documented amount. This reconciliation was done to have the correct account balance and to provide the outside auditors with documentation which could easily be reviewed.
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