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Inventory costing comes in many different sizes. LIFO, FIFO

Inventory costing comes in many different sizes. LIFO, FIFO, weighted average, and moving average are just some of the methods under US GAAP.

Why do you think there are so many methods available under US GAPP (other than to keep accountants employed) and why would a company prefer one over the other?

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Inventory costing comes in many different sizes. LIFO, FIFO, weighted average, and moving average are just some of the methods under US GAAP.

Why do you think there are so many methods available under US GAPP (other than to keep accountants employed) and why would a company prefer one over the other?

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It really depends on the type of company, as to which system they will decide to use. Depending on the type of inventory costing system used, it will affect the balances of the ...

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Inventory costing comes in many different sizes. LIFO, FIFO, weighted average, and moving average are just some of the methods under US GAAP.

Why do you think there are so many methods available under US GAPP (other than to keep accountants employed) and why would a company prefer one over the other?

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