Interest Cost during Construction and Various Accounting Topics" Please respond to the following:
Discuss the most challenging topics that you encountered within Chapters 8-11, and briefly summarize the manner in which you overcame such challenges. Suggest the primary ways in which the challenges that you identified could impact the financial statements if they are recorded incorrectly. Justify your response.
Chapter 8 Valuation of Inventories: Cost-Basis Approach
Chapter 10 Acquisition and Disposition of Property,Plant, and Equipment
Chapter 11 Depreciation, Impairments, and Depletion
You are the construction accountant for an organization, and management is unsure of the manner in which it should record interest cost during the construction of a new building that will take five (5) years to complete. Compare and contrast the three (3) approaches to account for interest cost during the five-year period, and give your opinion of the method that you believe would result in the lowest net income over the first three (3) years. Ascertain the overall impact that interest cost has on the balance sheet.