Kesterman Corporation is in the process of negotiating a loan for expansion purposes. Kesterman’s books and records have never been audited and the bank has requested that an audit be performed and that IFRS be followed. Kesterman has prepared the following comparative financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010.
During the audit, the following additional facts were determined:
1. An analysis of collections and losses on accounts receivable during the past two years indicates a drop in anticipated bad debt losses. After consulting with management, it was agreed that the loss experience rate on sales should be reduced from the recorded 2% to 1.5%, beginning with the year ended December 31, 2011.
2. An analysis of the trading investments revealed that the total fair value for these investments as at the end of each year was as follows:
Dec. 31, 2010 ....... $78,000
Dec. 31, 2011 ....... $65,000
3. The merchandise inventory at December 31, 2010, was overstated by $8,900 and the merchandise inventory at December 31, 2011, was overstated by $13,600.
4. On January 2, 2010, equipment costing $30,000 (estimated useful life of 10 years and residual value of $5,000) was incorrectly charged to operating expenses. Kesterman records depreciation on the straight-line basis. In 2011, fully depreciated equipment (with no residual value) that originally cost $17,500 was sold as scrap for $2,800. Kesterman credited the $2,800 in proceeds to the equipment account.
5. An analysis of 2010 operating expenses revealed that Kesterman charged to expense a four-year insurance premium of $4,700 on January 15, 2010.
6. The analysis of operating expenses also revealed that operating expenses were incorrectly classified as part of administrative expenses in the amount of $15,000 in 2010 and $35,000 in 2011.
(a) Prepare the journal entries to correct the books at December 31, 2011. The books for 2011 have not been closed. Ignore income taxes.
(b) Beginning with reported net income, prepare a schedule showing the calculation of corrected net income for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, assuming that any adjustments are to be reported on comparative statements for the two years. Ignore income taxes. (Do not prepare financial statements.)
(c) Prepare a schedule showing the calculation of corrected retained earnings at January 1, 2011.

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