IGCSE Accounting Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 307 - 308 of 338


Iqbal is a trader whose financial year ends on 30 June. All the purchases and sales are on credit basis.

He provides the following information for the year ending 30 June 2019.

Information for the Year Ending 30 June 2019
1 July 2018-$
30 June 2019-5600
During the year-
Cheque received from debtors54300
Discount Allowed2400
Carriage Inward1300
Bad debts written off250
Total Purchases42650

On 30 June, some goods were stolen from the warehouse of Iqbal and goods worth $ 1300 were left. The profit mark up of Mr. Iqbal is 20 % .

Question 307 (3 of 4 Based on Passage)


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Prepare the Trading A/c of Iqbal for the year and find out the value of inventory stolen. (Marks 8)




Trading A/c for the year ended 30 June 2019

Trading a/C for the Year Ended 30 June 2019
Cost of Goods Sold:
Opening Inventory4600
Carriage Inward1300
Closing Inventory Left in warehouse(1300)
Gross Profit9425

Working Notes:

(I) Cost of Goods Sold - Since gross profit is 20 % of Cost of Goods Sold, Cost of Goods Sold will be equal to -

(II) Closing Inventory

(III) Closing Inventory Stolen (Loss by theft)

Question 308 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)


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State what does the inventory turnover ratio measure and what is the average age of inventory? (Marks 2)


  • Inventory Turnover Ratio measures the speed with which the inventory is converted into sales. It is the number of times inventory is sold in a year. Greater inventory turnover implies faster sales and indicates efficiency in inventory management whereas lower turnover shows inefficiency or overstocking.
  • Average Age of Inventory is the average time it takes to sell an inventory. It is calculated by dividing 12months or 365 days by the inventory turnover. Greater turnover implies lower inventory age and vice versa.

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