Posted by & filed under Accounting Principles, Advanced Accounting, All Articles, Auditing, Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Fraud Accounting, IFRS, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Uncategorized. Inc said on Monday it agreed to buy Kiva Systems Inc for $775 million in cash, a deal that will bring more robotic technology to the e-commerce company’s giant network of warehouses.


1. What other companies use this kind of robot technology?
2. Discuss the trend of Amazon’s fulfillment costs and what they would mean in terms of net income and taxes.
3. Discuss in general how Amazon would account for the $775 million acquisition and the types of journal entries it would make.

Source: Barr, A. (2012). Amazon’s Kiva Systems Acquisition To Put Robots To Work,, March 19 (Retrievable online at