Exam

 

Which financial statement presents the results of operations?

Question options:

 

Balance sheet

 

Statement of financial position

 

Income   statement

 

Statement of cash flows

 

Question 2

5 / 5 points

 

Which report is NOT required to be filed by public companies to the SEC?

Question options:

 

Annual reports (Form 10-K)

 

Financial   Reporting Rulings

 

A prospectus for any new security   offering

 

Quarterly reports (From 10-Q)

 

Question 3

5 / 5 points

 

Why does the management discussion and analysis help the analyst?

Question options:

 

It   contains information that cannot be found in the financial data.

 

It provides predictions of all   future financial statement numbers.

 

It outlines the accounting choices   made by the firm.

 

It explains the market valuation   of the firm’s stock.

 

Question 4

5 / 5 points

 

What information can be found on a balance sheet?

Question options:

 

Information to support that assets   equal liabilities

 

The profit or loss for the   accounting period

 

The reasons for changes in the   cash account

 

The   financial position on a particular date; i.e. assets, liabilities and   shareholders’ equity

 

Question 5

5 / 5 points

 

How are revenues and expenses recognized under the accrual basis of accounting?

Question options:

 

Revenues are recognized when cash   is received and expenses are recognized when cash is paid.

 

Revenues and expenses are   recognized equally over a twelve month period.

 

Revenues and expenses are   recognized based on the choices of management.

 

Revenues   are recognized in the accounting period when the sale is made and expenses   are recognized in the period in which they relate to the sale of the product.

 

Question 6

5 / 5 points

 

Which of the following is an external source of liquidity?

Question options:

 

Sales of services

 

Repurchase of stock

 

Borrowing

 

Sales of products

 

Question 7

5 / 5 points

 

Which financial statement provides information about operating, financing and investing activities?

Question options:

 

Statement of financial position

 

Statement   of cash flows

 

Statement of stockholders’ equity

 

Income statement

 

Question 8

5 / 5 points

 

Which financial statement shows the assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity of the firm on a particular date?

Question options:

 

Statement of stockholders’ equity

 

Statement of cash flows

 

Earnings statement

 

Balance   sheet

 

Question 9

5 / 5 points

 

What does Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 require?

Question options:

 

The external auditors must create   an adequate internal control structure for the firm being audited.

 

The external auditors must approve   of all internal auditors hired by a firm.

 

The   inclusion of an internal control report in the annual report.

 

The external auditors need to   perform internal audit services.

 

Question 10

5 / 5 points

 

What type of audit report indicates that the financial statements have NOT been presented fairly?

Question options:

 

A disclaimer of opinion

 

An unqualified report

 

A qualified report

 

An   adverse opinion

 

Question 11

5 / 5 points

 

What organization has the authority to register, inspect, and discipline auditors of all publicly owned companies?

Question options:

 

Public   Company Accounting Oversight Board

 

SOX

 

Congress

 

FASB

 

Question 12

5 / 5 points

 

Which of the following is an internal source of liquidity?

Question options:

 

Borrowing

 

Sales of stock

 

Gifts and donations

 

Sales   of products or services

 

Question 13

5 / 5 points

 

What type of audit report indicates that the financial statements have been presented fairly?

Question options:

 

An   unqualified report

 

A disclaimer of opinion

 

A qualified report

 

An adverse opinion

 

Question 14

5 / 5 points

 

Which agency requires the filing of Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks?

Question options:

 

FASB

 

IASB

 

SEC

 

GAAP

 

Question 15

5 / 5 points

 

According to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, who must certify the accuracy of the financial statements of a public company?

Question options:

 

Public Company Accounting   Oversight Board

 

SEC

 

External auditor

 

CEO   and CFO

 

Question 16

5 / 5 points

 

The globalization of business activity has resulted in which of the following?

Question options:

 

Increased corruption and unethical   behavior

 

A uniform set of accounting rules   in all countries

 

The   FASB and IASB working jointly on a project to converge accounting standards

 

The requirement that U.S. firms   use international accounting rules as of 2006

 

Question 17

5 / 5 points

 

In what industry would it be expected that companies would spend a significant amount on research and development activities?

Question options:

 

Pharmaceutical

 

Clothes retailer

 

Groceries

 

Wholesale distributor of computer   parts

 

Question 18

5 / 5 points

 

Which of the following statements is true?

Question options:

 

Foreign   firms registered with the SEC may file reports based on IFRS.

 

U.S. firms registered with the SEC   may file reports based on IFRS.

 

The European Union requires firms   to report based on GAAP.

 

Foreign firms registered with the   SEC may file reports based on IFRS only if they reconcile all amounts to   GAAP.

 

Question 19

5 / 5 points

 

Which of the following items is a discretionary expenditure?

Question options:

 

Union wages

 

Factory building to produce   inventory

 

Advertising

 

Taxes

 

Question 20

5 / 5 points

 

What basic financial statements can be found in a corporate annual report?

Question options:

 

Balance   sheet, income statement, statement of shareholders’ equity, and statement of   cash flows

 

Balance sheet, auditor’s report   and income statement

 

Earnings statement and statement   of retained earnings

 

Statement of cash flows and   five-year summary of key financial data