Unit 6: Accounting for Inventory – Measuring and Reporting
In order for many businesses to conduct daily activity, they will have to buy merchandise for their end users. There are a number of ways to account for the purchasing and integration of this merchandise within a business, and the decision on how a business entity will account for this from an accounting perspective rests on a number of factors. In this section of the course, you will be introduced to the inventory valuation concepts of FIFO - First in First Out and LIFO - Last in First Out, as well as the concept of weighted-average. Choosing an inventory valuation method is a major decision a merchandising business entity will have to make even before the merchandise is purchased; it is also a decision that dictates the valuation of the merchandise on hand within the business entity.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.