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The Jones Company is having a very good year with sales running 50% above projections. At the end of the year the CFO decides that this is a good time to provide for possible obsolete inventory and sets up a $ 15 million reserve account for obsolete inventory. As time permits, next year there will be close examination of inventory to determine inventory that is obsolete.

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a. How will the reserve impact current earnings?
b. Next year when the obsolete inventory is identified, how will this impact earnings?
c. Was setting up the reserve ethical? Comment.



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