Flex Displays designs and manufactures displays used in mobile devices. Serious flooding throughout North Carolina affected Flex Displays’ facilities. Inventory was completely ruined, and the company’s computer system, including all accounting records, was destroyed.
Before the disaster recovery specialists clean the buildings, Maureen Kennedy, the company controller, is anxious to salvage whatever records she can to support an insurance claim for the destroyed inventory. She is standing in what is left of the Accounting Department with Tom Mitton, the cost accountant.
“I didn’t know mud could smell so bad,” Tom says. “What should I be looking for?” “Don’t worry about beginning inventory numbers,” responds Maureen. “We’ll get them from last year’s annual report. We need first- quarter cost data.”
“I was working on the first- quarter results just before the storm hit,” Tom says. “Look, my report’s still in my desk drawer. But all I can make out is that for the first quarter, material purchases were $ 541,000 and that direct labor, manufacturing overhead (other than indirect materials), and total manufacturing costs to account for were $ 523,000; $ 213,000; and $ 1,515,000, respectively. Wait, and cost of goods available for sale was $ 1,415,000.”
“Great,” says Maureen. “I remember that sales for the period were approximately $ 1.8 million. Given our gross profit of 25%, that’s all you should need.”
Tom is not sure about that, but decides to see what he can do with this information. The beginning inventory numbers are as follows:
• Raw materials, $ 85,000
• Work in process, $ 206,000
• Finished goods, $ 187,000
He remembers several schedules he learned in college that may help him get started.

Use exhibits in the chapter to determine the ending inventories of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods.

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