You are the vice president of finance of Mickiewicz Corporation, a retail company that prepared two…


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(FIFO and LIFO Effects) You are the vice president of finance of Mickiewicz Corporation, a retail company that prepared two different schedules of gross margin for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. These schedules appear below. Sales ($5 per unit) Cost of Goods Sold Gross Margin Schedule 1 $150,000 $124,900 $25,100 Schedule 2 150,000 129,600 20,400 The computation of cost of goods sold in each schedule is based on the following data. Units Cost per Unit Total Cost Beginning inventory, January 1 10,000 $4.00 $40,000 Purchase, January 10 8,000 4.20 33,600 Purchase, January 30 6,000 4.25 25,500 Purchase, February 11 9,000 4.30 38,700 Purchase, March 17 12,000 4.40 52,800 Peggy Fleming, the president of the corporation, cannot understand how two different gross margins can be computed from the same set of data. As the vice president of finance, you have explained to Ms. Fleming that the two schedules are based on different assumptions concerning the flow of inventory costs, i.e., FIFO and LIFO. Schedules 1 and 2 were not necessarily prepared in this sequence of cost flow assumptions. Instructions Prepare two separate schedules computing cost of goods sold and supporting schedules showing the composition of the ending inventory under both cost flow assumptions.

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