Perpetual inventory system: journal entries. At the beginning of 20X3, Beehler Company implemented a computerized perpetual inventory system. The first transactions that occurred during 20X3 follow:
• 1/2/20X3 Purchases on account: 500 units @ $6 = $3,000
• 1/15/20X3 Sales on account: 300 units @ $8.50 = $2,550
• 1/20/20X3 Purchases on Account: 200 units @ 5 = $1,000
• 1/25/20X3 Sales on Account: 300 units @ $8.50 = $2,550
The company president examined the computer-generated journal entries for these transactions and was confused by the absence of a Purchases account.
a. Duplicate the journal entries that would have appeared on the computer printout under FIFO & LIFO
b. find out the balance in the firm's Inventory account under each method.
c. Briefly describe the absence of the Purchases account to the company president.