Hi, Can you please help in this problem? It’s about accounts receivable. How can I utilize the schedule of uncollected accounts to determine net accounts receivable?
At December 31, 2016, Oettinger Corporation, a premium kitchencabinetmaker for the home remodeling industry, reported the followingaccounts receivable information on its year—end balance sheet: Gross accounts receivable $850, 000Less: Allowance for uncollectibles (25, 000)Accounts receivable (net) $825,000 During 2017, the company had credit sales of $8,200,000 of which it collected$7,975,000. Oettinger employs the sales revenue approach to estimate itsbad debt provisions and, continuing to use the same 1% used in previousyears, made the normal adjustment at the end of 2017. Although 2017 started off well, the industry experienced a slowdown in thelast four months of the year, and cash collections consequently dropped offsubstantially. Moreover, a major customer, which owed Oettinger $85,000,unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy and went out of business during November,at which time its account was written off. Oettinger’s controller is concernedthat some customers are experiencing cash flow problems and that thecompany’s allowance for uncollectible accounts is too low. As a result, sheprepared the following schedule: 0 /o of Accounts Number of Receivable Days Past Estimated %Balance Due Collectible20% 0—30 98%40 31—60 9535 61—90 853 91—120 75Over2 120 50Required:1—a. Determine Oettinger’s accounts receivable balance at December31, 2017. 1—b. Prepare a journal entry for each transaction affecting the accountsreceivable balance for 2017.2—a. Prepare an aging analysis.2—b. Compute the required balance in the Allowance for uncollectibleaccounts at December 31, 2017. 3. Prepare any other required journal entries affecting the Allowance for uncollectible accounts for the year ended December 31 , 2017. (Do not duplicate any entries from requirement 1.)4. Show Oettinger’s balance sheet presentation of accounts receivable at December 31 , 2017.