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How do I post a Prior Year Adjustment?

Article ID
ias-12019
Article Name
How do I post a Prior Year Adjustment?
Created Date
12th October 2015
Product
IRIS Accounts Production
Problem
How do I post a Prior Year Adjustment?
Resolution
The example given below is a typical Prior Year Adjustment: Note: This is provided as an example only, it is the users responsibility to confirm and enter the Prior Year Adjustment appropriately for their situation. A company discovers its sales have been overstated in the previous year by £100,000, due to a mistake regarding trade debtors. The error needs to be corrected in the comparative year. The following journals in this example would be applied: Dr Sales 1 100,000 Cr Trade debtors 586 100,000 In the current year the adjustment needs to be shown as a PYA. Do not re-run opening balances. The opening balance on the profit and loss account brought forward 968/1 (ELTD chart) remains unchanged and an adjustment is posted to 475 (ELTD chart) to adjust the opening position on the profit and loss account to the new restated amount. The following journals would be needed: Dr PYA 475 100,000 Cr Trade debtors 586 100,000 The data screen for prior year adjustments needs completing to add an explanation into the notes. Select: Edit | Data Screens | Notes to Financial Statements | Prior Year Adjustments This would give the following result at the end of the statutory profit and loss account: Profit brought forward: As previously reported 500,000 Prior year adjustment 100,000 As restated 400,000 Users are then required to manually tag the item when running iXBRL accounts.

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