Kentuckyville Slugger (KS) is a manufacturer of baseball and softball accessories. The company was established by Sammy Sousa in 1913, and produced only wooden baseball bats. KS has evolved over the past hundred years to offer a wide variety of products, including aluminum bats, batting gloves, cleats, and fielding gloves. KS’s products are sold in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Since inception, the company has continued to be a family-run, closely held business with its manufacturing plant located in Red Deer, Alberta.
Recently, the company has been finding it difficult to compete in the global marketplace due to the fluctuating Canadian dollar, the lower wage costs in Asia, and a general decrease in consumer discretionary spending following the global credit crisis. The recent competitive pressures have made it difficult for KS to reinvest in its capital assets in order to become more efficient.
The current CEO, Michael Sousa, does not want to relocate as the company is a long-standing member of the Red Deer community, providing many citizens with well-paying jobs. However, the competitive landscape is making it difficult to continue the status quo.
Michael has recently come across a new government grant program that is part of an initiative to improve the productivity of Canadian companies and promote employment. The program provides eligible manufacturing companies with the opportunity to receive a forgivable loan to upgrade their capital assets in the interest of efficiency. The following criteria are used to assess eligibility:
If obtained, the grant would allow KS to continue to operate in Red Deer with the same workforce and increase its output by at least 20%. Audited financial statements must be included with the grant application.
Brandon Sousa, CPA, is the controller of KS. Recently, Brandon has begun preparing the December 31, 2020 year-end financial statements to provide to the external auditors. Brandon recently met with Michael in order to discuss certain transactions that have yet to be recorded in the books of account. Michael would like Brandon to prepare a report that discusses the appropriate accounting treatment of these transactions. The notes from the meeting can be found in Exhibit I.
Notes from Meeting with Michael
Assume the role of Brandon and prepare the report. The financial statements are prepared in accordance with ASPE.
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