Explain the major advantages and disadvantages inherent in using both the cash and the accrual basis of accounting, and determine the one (1) that you believe provides the most useful financial information to users. Identify at least two (2) types of businesses that would benefit by preparing financial statements using either the cash or accrual basis of accounting. Justify your response.
Define the generally acceptable accounting principles that justify making adjusting entries, and speculate on the primary impact to investors and creditors if companies did not make adjusting entries until the end of the calendar or fiscal year.
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