If a company has asset classes that include short-term and long-term investments, what criteria should they employ to determine if an asset is reported as a cash equivalent or an investment on their classified balance sheet? Use examples to illustrate your position and be sure to cite GAAP to support your claims.
In your responses to classmates, identify what type of internal controls would ensure proper classification of cash equivalents. How would that fit into the company’s overall system of internal controls over cash? Use examples to illustrate your position, and be sure to cite GAAP to support your claims.