Introduction to Financial Statement Presentation

What you’ll learn to do: Demonstrate proper financial statement presentation of inventory and cost of goods sold

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So far, you’ve discovered that the single seemingly simple item called Inventory on the balance sheet can be quite complicated. In this section, you’ll learn how to present COGS on a multi-step income statement that shows the sub-total of gross profit (also called gross margin) and operating income, and how inventory errors can affect the bottom line, as well as the required disclosures related to inventory.