E7-4b (determine ending accounts receivable) your accounts receivable

E7-4B (Determine Ending Accounts Receivable) Your accounts receivable clerk, Ms. Oommen, to whom you pay a salary of $6,500 per month, has just purchased a new Cadillac. You decided to test the accuracy of the accounts receivable balance of $87,000 as shown in the ledger.

The following information is available for your first year in business.

(1) Collections from customers                  $203,000

(2) Merchandise purchased                           325,000

(3) Ending merchandise inventory                 95,000

(4) Goods are marked to sell at 50% above cost


Compute an estimate of the ending balance of accounts receivable from customers that should appear in

the ledger and any apparent shortages. Assume that all sales are made on account.

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