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The following are three independent, unrelated sets of facts relating to accounting changes.
Situation 1: Sanford Company is in the process of having its first audit. The company has used the cash
basis of accounting for revenue recognition. Sanford president, B. J. Jimenez, is willing to change to the
accrual method of revenue recognition.
Situation 2: Hopkins Co. decides in January 2015 to change from FIFO to weighted-average pricing for its
Situation 3: Marshall Co. determined that the depreciable lives of its fixed assets are too long at
present to fairly match the cost of the fixed assets with the revenue produced. The company decided
at the beginning of the current year to reduce the depreciable lives of all of its existing fixed assets by
For each of the situations described, provide the information indicated below.
(a) Type of accounting change.
(b) Manner of reporting the change under current generally accepted accounting principles, including
a discussion where applicable of how amounts are computed.