ACCOUNTING

Answers tpo AA. The measurement focus and basis of accounting that are most unlike those used by business entities are those used by  (Points : 2)
Governmental funds.
Fiduciary funds.
Proprietary funds.
Contribution funds.

2. Under the dual-track accounting approach used in the text, which of the following transactions or events would be recorded in the general journal for governmental activities at the government-wide level?  (Points : 2)
Recording the annual budget, property tax levy, and payroll.
Recording the property tax levy, issuance of tax anticipation notes, and accrual of interest on long-term debt at year-end.
Recording the property tax levy, payroll, and encumbrances for purchase orders.
Recording the property tax levy, encumbrances for purchase orders, and payment of interest on long-term debt.

3. Which of the following would result in the amortization of a bond discount or premium?  (Points : 2)
Bonds are issued: No; Bonds are held as investments: No
Bonds are issued: No; Bonds are held as investments: Yes
Bonds are issued: Yes; Bonds are held as investments: No
Bonds are issued: Yes; Bonds are held as investments: Yes

4. Which of the following funds are governmental funds?  (Points : 2)
General Fund, special revenue funds, capital projects funds, debt service funds, and private-purpose trust funds.
General Fund, special revenue funds, private-purpose trust funds.
General Fund, special revenue funds, debt service funds, capital projects funds, and permanent funds.
General Fund, special revenue funds, capital projects funds, debt service funds, and internal service funds.

5. When the budget of a government is adopted and Estimated Revenues exceed Appropriations, the excess is  (Points : 2)
Credited to Budgetary Fund Balance.
Debited to Budgetary Fund Balance.
Debited to Reserve for Encumbrances.
Credited to Reserve for Encumbrances.

6. The Financial Accounting Standards Board has the responsibility for setting accounting and financial reporting standards for  (Points : 2)
All not-for-profit organizations that are nongovernmental and business entities.
All special purpose governments.
All not-for-profit organizations.
All federal government agencies.

7. On the due date for bond interest, the debt service fund journal entry (or entries) will include a debit to  (Points : 2)
Expenditures-Bond Interest.
Interfund Transfers In.
Appropriations.
Interest Expense.

8. Which of the following is a proprietary fund?  (Points : 2)
Special revenue fund.
Investment trust fund.
Debt service fund.
Internal service fund.

9. Which of the following distinguishes governments from nongovernmental not-for-profit organizations?  (Points : 2)
Absence of profit motive.
The power to enact and enforce a tax levy.
Resource providers do not expect benefits proportional to the resources provided.
Absence of a defined ownership interest that can be sold, transferred, or redeemed.

10. Generally accepted accounting principles applicable to state and local governments require that  (Points : 2)
Only governmental funds and proprietary funds should be provided.
Only those funds required by law, GASB standards, and sound financial administration should be provided.
Only those funds required by law should be provided.
All categories of funds must be provided.

11. In late June, the Everready Construction Co. submitted a $600,000 progress billing on a construction contract. On July 2, the bill was approved for payment, subject to a five percent retention, as provided by the contract. Construction expenditures should be debited when  (Points : 2)
The bill is approved for payment.
The bill is received.
The bill is paid (except for the five percent retention).
The final five percent of the bill is paid.

12. Which of the following information should be included in the financial section of a comprehensive annual financial report?  (Points : 2)
Transmittal letter.
The basic financial statements, including notes thereto.
Tables and charts showing demographic and economic data.
A description of the government.

13. The city of Milan was notified that it had been approved for a state government grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to help finance its new city jail. The money from the grant will be received later in the current fiscal year. The journal entry to record this transaction will include  (Points : 2)
A credit to Other Financing Sources upon notification.
A credit to Revenues when all eligibility requirements are met.
A credit to Revenues upon receipt of the money from the state.
A credit to Other Financing Sources upon receipt of the money from the state.

14. Extraordinary items and special items are reported  (Points : 2)
With normal recurring general revenues.
As separate line items in the Function/Programs section of the statement of activities.
As separate line items below General Revenues in the statement of activities.
As separate line items above General Revenues.

15. The General Fund received $200,000 in lieu of taxes from the city owned water utility, an enterprise fund. This is an example of a(an)  (Points : 2)
Interfund transfer.
Interfund loan.
Internal exchange transaction.
Reimbursement.

16. When the budget of a government is recorded and Appropriations exceeds Estimated Revenues, the Budgetary Fund Balance account is  (Points : 2)
Credited at the beginning of the year and debited at the end of the year.
Credited at the beginning of the year and no entry is made at the end of the year.
Debited at the beginning of the year and no entry is made at the end of the year.
Debited at the beginning of the year and credited at the end of the year.

17. The expenditure classification “Public Safety” is an example of which of the following types of classifications?  (Points : 2)
Activity.
Function.
Character.
Object.

18. Which of the following statements is always true concerning the reporting of debt service funds?  (Points : 2)
Debt service funds are reported in a separate column in the governmental fund financial statements.
Debt service funds are reported in a separate column in the government-wide financial statements.
Debt service funds are reported in the Other Governmental Funds column in the governmental fund financial statements.
Debt service funds are reported in the Governmental Activities column in the government-wide financial statements.

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