Translations and Reporting Issues

| June 7, 2016

Translations and Reporting Issues (50 Points)

Complete the following assignment. Submit your responses in MSWord as one document. Label each section clearly. If you choose to use an Excel spreadsheet for question 2, please copy and paste your spreadsheet into your Word document. For written answers, please make sure your responses are well written, conforming to APA formatting, and have proper citations, if needed.

1) What is the concept of current rate method of translation and temporal method of translation? How does balance sheet exposure differ under these two methods?

2) The 2010 financial statement of Child Co. Inc (Mexico), a subsidiary of Parent Co. Inc (United States), reveals the following information:

Beginning Inventory

Peso 100,000


Peso 500,000

Ending Inventory

Peso 150,000


Peso 450,000

US dollar exchange rate for 1 Peso:

January 1, 2010


Average, 2010


December 31, 2010


The beginning inventory was acquired when the exchange rate was $0.50 last quarter of 2009; ending inventory was acquired when the exchange rate was $0.40 last quarter of 2010.

Report amounts of ending inventory and cost of goods sold to be included in the consolidated financial statements under (1) Current rate method and (2) Temporal method.

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