Discussion - Do you think that fixed assets should be valued

Question # 00851195 Posted By: wildcraft Updated on: 02/24/2024 04:06 AM Due on: 02/24/2024
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1-Do you think that fixed assets should be valued at historical cost or fair market value? Why?


2- access the Wall Street Journal and locate an article related to accounting, finance, or business practices that is of interest to you. Share the link to the article and provide a summary of the article and your reaction to it.




Marvin Company is a subsidiary of Hughes Corp. The controller believes that the yearly allowance for doubtful accounts for Marvin should be 8% of gross accounts receivable. Given the recession and the high interest rate environment, the president, nervous that the parent company might expect the subsidiary to sustain its 10% growth rate, suggests that the controller increase the allowance for doubtful accounts to 9%. The president thinks that the lower net income, which reflects a 6% growth rate, will be a more sustainable rate for Marvin Company. (Based on Critical Thinking Case 6-10 in the textbook.)


Write a paper (500?750 words) that addresses the following:

1. Assuming a recessionary environment with tight credit and high interest rates, identify steps Marvin Company might consider to improve the accounts receivable situation, and then evaluate each step identified in terms of the risks and costs involved.

2. Should the controller be concerned with Marvin Company's growth rate in estimating the allowance? Explain your answer.

3. Does the president's request pose an ethical dilemma for the controller? Provide your rationale.

4. How does a Christian worldview influence the decision-making in this case? Explain.

The paper may be written in the first person and must be grammatically correct. At least two external sources should be cited.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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