You just started an internship working in a small business that is in its second year of operation. The business owner wants to apply for a bank loan as soon as possible, and is very anxious to receive the second year financial statements. The business owner has observed you performing the steps in the recording process of journalizing, posting and preparing a trial balance, and he doesn’t understand why you can’t prepare the financial statements without first preparing adjusting entries and an adjusted trial balance. Explain to the business owner the need and purpose of adjusting entries, and why the adjusted trial balance should be the source for the financial statements.
2-3 Paragraph explanation.