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Question: P7-10

Intermediate Accounting (Kieso)
Found in: Page 374

Short Answer

(Assigned Accounts Receivable—Journal Entries) Salen Company finances some of its current operations by assigning accounts receivable to a finance company. On July 1, 2017, it assigned, under guarantee, specific accounts amounting to $150,000. The finance company advanced to Salen 80% of the accounts assigned (20% of the total to be withheld until the finance company has made its full recovery), less a finance charge of ½% of the total accounts assigned.

On July 31, Salen Company received a statement that the finance company had collected $80,000 of these accounts and had made an additional charge of ½% of the total accounts outstanding as of July 31. This charge is to be deducted at the time of the first remittance due Salen Company from the finance company. (Hint: Make entries at this time.) On August 31, 2017, Salen Company received a second statement from the finance company, together with a check for the amount due. The statement indicated that the finance company had collected an additional $50,000 and had made a further charge of ½% of the balance outstanding as of August 31.


Make all entries on the books of Salen Company that are involved in the transactions above.

Debit and credit side of journal total $250,350.

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Definition of Financing Receivables

The process under which a business entity sells its accounts receivables to a financing company to generate cash against some specified charges is known as financing receivables.

Journal Entries


Accounts and Explanation

Debit $

Credit $

1 July 2017



Interest expenses


Note payable


31 July 2017

Note payable


Accounts receivable


31 July 2017

Interest expenses


Interest payable


31 August 2017

Cash (Balancing figure)


Note payable


Interest expenses


Interest payable


Accounts receivable




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